New York City restaurant unveils $200 french fries



(Reuters) — Jerome Powell, this story’s for you.

The Federal Reserve chair, at all times looking out for indicators of inflation, would possibly need to drop by Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the place a $200 plate of french fries stretches the definition of haute delicacies.

The restaurant Serendipity 3 already claims world data for the most costly burger ($295) and ice cream sundae ($1,000), so if the query is, “You want fries with that?” its reply is a convincing sure.

Guinness World Records licensed the feat. As of July 13, the fries are formally the most costly on Earth.

“Serendipity is really a happy place,” stated artistic director and chef Joe Calderone. “People come here to celebrate, to really escape the reality of life sometimes.”

The Crème de la Crème Pommes Frites begin out as Chipperbec potatoes. They are blanched — or scalded — in vinegar and champagne. Then they fry in pure goose fats, not oil, and never as soon as however twice, so they’re crispy on the skin and fluffy on the within.

Sprinkled with edible gold and seasoned with truffle salt and truffle oil, they’re served on a crystal plate with an orchid, thin-sliced truffles, and a Mornay cheese dip. The sauce, too, is infused with truffles, a uncommon seasonal mushroom.

“Truffle is the main star here,” stated company government chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert.

Like many eating places, Serendipity was closed through the Covid-19 pandemic and Calderone and Schoen-Kiewert thought the flamboyant fries could be a great way to announce its return.

It’s working. There is an eight- to 10-week wait checklist for the fries.

“It’s been a rough year and a half for everyone, and we need to have some fun now,” stated Calderone.

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