(Reuters) – Jerome Powell, this story is for you.
The Fed chair, always on the lookout for signs of inflation, may want to take a tour of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where a $200 plate of French fries expands the definition of fine dining.
Serendipity 3 already holds the world record for the most expensive burger (US$295) and the most expensive ice cream (US$1,000), so if the question is “Want fries with that?” His answer is yes.
Guinness World Records certified this achievement: as of July 13, these french fries officially became the most expensive in the world.
Serendipity is a really happy place,” says Creative Director and Chef Joe Calderoni. “People come here to celebrate, to escape the realities of life sometimes.”
Crème de la Crème Pommes Frites starts with Chipperbeek potatoes. It is bleached in vinegar and champagne. Then they are fried in pure goose fat and not oil, not once but twice, so that they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Then, it is served on a glass dish with the orchid flower cut into thin slices and sprinkled with edible gold and garnished with truffle salt and truffle oil. The fries are served with a Mornay cheese sauce also mixed with truffle, a rare seasonal mushroom.
“The truffles are the main star here,” said company executive chef Frederic Schoen Kewert.
Like many restaurants, Serendipity closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and Calderon and Schoen Quewert thought their fancy fries would be a good way to announce their comeback.
It works. There is a waiting list of eight to ten weeks to try the fries.
“It’s been a tough year and a half for everyone, and now we have to have fun,” Calderoni said.