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It’s National French Fry Day, which makes it the perfect time for NYC restaurant Serendipity3 to set a Guinness World Record for most expensive french fries money can buy at $200. The “Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites” aren’t your typical McDonald’s fries that you pound while cruising down the highway. It takes chefs to pump out these fries to consumers who are looking for the ultimate fry experience.
What goes into a $200 plate of fries? According to Serendipity3, we’re talking about “thrice cooked in pure goose fat from Southwest France, made with the highest quality Chipperbeck potatoes.”
“The potatoes are blanched in Dom Perignon Champagne and J. LeBlanc French Champagne Ardenne Vinegar. The fries are topped with shaved Crete Senesi Pecorino Tartufello and Black Summer Truffles from Italy and are seasoned with Guerande Truffle Salt,” according to a press release announcing this french fry experience. “In addition, they are served with Mornay sauce made with Udder Cream, Black Truffle Butter, Gruyere Truffled Swiss Raclete, sprinkled with 23K edible gold dust and served on a Baccarat crystal Arabesque Plate.”
Yes, that’s not a misprint, you get edible gold dust on your fries. We’re not talking a box of Wendy’s fries served up by some ex-con. We’re talking the Creme de la Creme. Look at this presentation.
Now, will a plate of Chick fil A waffle fries get the job done? Yes. Will a bag of Five Guys fries take care of a hangover. Yes. Are Burger King fries decent in a pinch? Yes. But there’s something about walking into a party as the guy who sucked down a $200 plate of fries covered in edible gold dust. That gets attention at cocktail parties. Ladies start talking when you mention french fries with truffles.
Imagine the jealousy when you bust out your story of eating those $200 fries. Steve’s girlfriend Heather will be blown away by your exotic life stories. She’ll be in Steve’s ear on the way home saying how he’s not treating her right because he’s never taken her to get $200 fries.
Steve’s not getting off cheap on his dinner date with Heather. I guarantee she’ll want the world’s most expensive milkshake that Serendipity3 will serve up for $100. It’s served in a sundae glass covered in 3,000 Swarovsk® crystals. As for the milkshake, it’s made from Tahitian vanilla ice cream that is said to be “sourced from premium slow-grown, sun-cured vanilla beans.”
Keep in mind Serendipity3 wants you to call ahead if you’d like the fry experience. These fries don’t just get tossed into a McDonald’s fryer. Great care is put into the $200 fries.