New York’s $200 french fries are the most expensive on earth – and offer an ‘escape’ from reality
Yeah, the days of feeding your family with a couple of bucks worth of chips from the local fish shop are so far in the past now, that you don’t really bat an eyelid at forking out a decent wedge of cash for chips, but we can’t f**ken believe the price of the chips in this story. Deadset, the bloody things are going for 200 US dollarydoos a plate. So, with that in mind, let’s have a look at these things and see if they’re worth it…
All right, to give you a bit of context, we’re gonna start by pointing out that this chippy, Serendipity 3, isn’t exactly your local. Yeah, nah, big f**ken nah. They’ve already got records for serving the world’s most expensive ice-cream sundae ($1000 US) and the world’s most expensive burger ($295 US).
With these chips, they’ve gone for the trifecta and got it. All three dishes are verified as the world’s most expensive by the Guinness Book of Records. Obviously, that appeals to some people, and we’ll probably never understand that. Still, each to their own.
Anyway, the chips aren’t just whacked in the deep fryer either. According to Reuters, this is how they’re prepared:
“The Crème de la Crème Pomme Frites start out as Chipperbec potatoes. They are blanched – or scalded – in vinegar and champagne. Then they fry in pure goose fat, not oil, and not once but twice, so they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Sprinkled with edible gold and seasoned with truffle salt and truffle oil, they are served on a crystal plate with an orchid, thin-sliced truffles, and a Mornay cheese dip. The sauce, too, is infused with truffles, a rare seasonal mushroom.”
The restaurant’s Creative Director and Chef Joe Calderone reckons, “Serendipity is really a happy place. People come here to celebrate, to really escape the reality of life sometimes.”
And we can get that. Yeah, nah, we can get that. So, it seems, can the restaurant’s regulars. Calderone reckons there’s an 8 to 10 week waiting list for those wanting a plate of gold-sprinkled chips. Lifestyles of the rich and famous, right?
Final thought: Yeah, while we’re scoffing at the price of these chips, we promise we don’t have one on our shoulder. In fairness, if you’re having a great time with people you love and doing something you love, sometimes it’s about the experience, and part of us has to admit that we’d love to try these buggers. Who knows, they might be f**ken transcendent. So, let us know: would you?
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