The folks at New York City’s iconic Serendipity3 decided to take things up this National French Fry Day, creating the World’s Most Expensive French Fries. These “Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites” were certified by Guinness World Records, and if you want to indulge in this unique and delicious piece of history, it’ll set you back a whopping $200.
So what exactly makes this French fry experience worth two bills?? It’s thanks in part to some seriously expensive ingredients. It starts with some Upstate Chipperbeck potatoes that are blanched in a mix of Dom Perignon Champagne and J. LeBlanc French Champagne Ardenne Vinegar before being thrice cooked in pure goose fat from Southwest France, to give the outer shell a crisp, crunchy texture.
After that, the fries are seasoned with Guerande Truffle Salt, tossed in Urbani Summer Truffle Oil, and topped with shaved Crete Senesi Pecorino Tartufello, which is “made of milk of sheep that graze on the clay-rich hills of Crete Senesi, dotted with black truffles foraged from valleys and forests in Volterra and Miniato, Italy.”
But wait, there’s more. The chefs then add garnishes of shaved Black Summer Truffles from Umbria, Italy on top, along with sprinkles of 23k edible gold dust to boot.
Of course, no French fries are complete without something to dip them in, so the dish is served with a Mornay sauce — made from Udder Cream from Jersey cows, Black Truffle Butter, and Gruyere Truffled Swiss Raclette. And because presentation is everything, so the dish is served on a Baccarat crystal Arabesque plate with the sauce standing by in a matching crystal bowl.
“New York City has reawakened and the world is thrilled that Serendipity3 is back and better than ever,” stated the restaurant’s creative director, Joe Calderone, who developed the dish along with Chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert, who serves as Serendipity3’s corporate executive chef. “We are so honored to be recognized by Guinness World Records for our creation of the most expensive French fries, the Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites, and look forward to creating even more over-the-top recipes in the future.”
If you want to see how the other half lives, these $200 fries are available for purchase from the restaurant by 48-hour advance request (and believe it or not, there’s already a waiting list).
Serendipity3 is no stranger to world records, as they currently hold the records for the most expensive milkshake, the most expensive sandwich, and the most expensive dessert. Add in these decadent fries, and you’ve got the meal of a lifetime, with a price tag to match!