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Famous Gold Food: Part 4

It’s been a while since we last wrote about famous gold food, but creative (or crazy) chefs have been hard at work since then coming up with amazing dishes that use gold as an ingredient. Let’s see what they’ve been up to.

230 FIFTH Dog: Executive Chef Johnny Benedetti from New York’s 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penthouse Lounge created this dish to celebrate National Hot Dog day and benefit local food charity, City Harvest. The list of ingredients is awe inspiring:

  • marbled wagyu beef (dry aged for 60 days, laced with black truffles)
  • brioche bun toasted with white truffle butter
  • organic W Ketchup seasoned with saffron
  • Mustarde de Charroux (imported from France)
  • Vidalia onions (caramelized in Dom Perignon Champagne and Mussini Ill Grande Vecchio 100-year-old balsamic vinegar)
  • house-made organic sauerkraut braised in Louis Roederer Cristal
  • platinum oscetra caviar
  • house-made relish using “Gordy’s Pickle Jar” sweet chips
  • gold leaf

Cost: $2,300

Billion Dollar Popcorn: Luckily, this popcorn doesn’t actually cost $1 billion. According to Berco’s Popcorn, the gold flake crumbles covering this caramel popcorn aren’t really what makes it special. It’s the salt, which comes from the Denmark isle of Læsø. The groundwater in Læsø can reach more than 15% salinity and becomes concentrated in flat salt meadows during the island’s hot, dry summers. When harvested, it’s considered the finest (and most expensive) salt in the world.
Cost: $250 for a 1-gallon tin, or $1,000 for a 6.5-gallon tin

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