A New York restaurant has created a decadent “Golden Cristal Ube Doughnut,” and they’re selling for $100 each.
Each doughnuts is covered in 24-karat gold flakes, Cristal champagne icing, and filled with ube — a vegetable commonly found in Filipino cuisine. The Golden Cristal Ube Doughnut’s creator, the Manila Social Club, is already well-known for its ube doughnuts that sell for $40 per dozen (sold only on a Friday).
“We have this doughnut program where we make doughnuts every Friday, and you can only order them online on Thursday. The reason why we do this is because we’re not a doughnut shop,” said chef Bjorn De La Cruz, who is a co-owner of the Brooklyn family restaurant, in an interview with First We Feast.
The idea for the glittering expensive doughnut came about because they wanted to celebrate their restaurant, and add something [to the menu] for the New Year.
“I didn’t know people would go and order a dozen [of these] at a time! But then again, it is New York, and there are people willing to put down a grand for a dozen doughnuts,” he said.
See how a Golden Cristal Ube Donut is made in this New York Daily News video:
But, this is not the world’s most expensive doughnut. Buzzfeed says that honor goes to Krispy Kreme UK’s￡1,000 ($1,459) doughnut that includes ingredients such as a Dom Pérignon vintage 2002 champagne jelly, and a raspberry and Chateau d’Yquem crème.
However, if fried confectionery doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s the recent unveiling of the world’s most expensive pizza that was made and eaten in Dubai. The 750,000 Dirhams (approximately $204,000) pizza was created by chef Abdel Muhammad al-Hallabi of Pierchic restaurant, reports World News Daily.
The pizza’s toppings include Italian white Alba truffles, winter black truffles from Périgord, Mongra saffron from Kashmir, French foie gras from Gascony, Iranian Almas and Beluga caviar soaked in Dom Pérignon champagne, Japanese matsutake mushrooms, and of course two ounces of edible gold leaves.
Dubai is also known for having the world’s most expensive ice cream that is priced at $817 per scoop, reports Fox. The “Black Diamond” dessert at Scoopi Café has a Madagascar vanilla bean ice-cream base topped with Italian truffles, rare ambrosial Iranian saffron, and edible gold flakes. It is served in a Versace bowl and Versace spoon that patrons can keep. Rich tastes indeed.
For more foods that are probably out of your price range, watch TheRichest video: