French fries for $200
Serendipity 3 already holds the world records for the most expensive hamburger (US$295) and most expensive ice cream (US$1,000), so if the question is “Do you want fries with that?” His answer was yes.
The Guinness Book of Records recorded this achievement. Since July 13, French fries have officially become the most expensive in the world.
“Serenity is a really happy place,” said Creative Director and Chef Joe Calderoni. “People come here to celebrate, sometimes to really escape the realities of life.”
Crème de la Crème Pomme Frites start out like Chipperbec potatoes. It is bleached – or blanched – in vinegar and champagne. Then they are fried in pure goose fat, not oil, not once but twice, so they are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Topped with edible gold and garnished with salt and truffle oil, served in a glass dish with thinly sliced truffles and Mornay cheese sauce. Plus, the sauce is infused with truffle, a rare seasonal mushroom.
“The truffles are the main star here,” said company executive chef Frederic Schoen Kewert.
Like many restaurants, Serendipity was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and Calderon and Schoen Quewert thought their fancy fries would be a good way to announce their comeback.
Works. There is an eight to ten week waiting list for french fries.
“It’s been a tough year and a half for everyone and now we have to have fun,” Calderoni says.
With information from Reuters and Agence France-Presse
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