Would you eat these record-breaking, Champagne-cooked, gold-sprinkled chips?
They're the most expensive chips in the world, y'know
Fancy a bowl of the world's most expensive chips? The ‘Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites’ at Serendipity3 in New York City are cooked in Dom Pérignon Champagne, and then cooked again in goose fat imported from France, before being topped with J. LeBlanc French Champagne-Ardenne vinegar, shaved Crete Senesi (from Siena, Italy) truffle pecorino and black truffles.
And that’s just the beginning, because the chips are then seasoned with Guerande truffle salt and sprinkled with 23k edible gold dust, before being served on a fancy Baccarat crystal plate.
Even the sauce is a bit louche, made with black truffle butter, cream, and gruyere truffled Swiss raclette.
Chefs Joe Calderone and Frederick Schoen-Kiewert launched the chips to celebrate National French Fry Day on July 13 and if it sounds like they’ve overdone it, it’s because they have.
The restaurant openly claims to specialize in “decadent" food and the Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites are now officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “most expensive chips in the world”.
A portion of champagne and goose fat-cooked, truffle and gold-sprinkled chips will set you back $200 so the question is: Would you?