New York City restaurant unveils $200 french fries

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Jerome Powell, this story’s for you.

The Federal Reserve chair, ever connected the lookout for signs of inflation, mightiness privation to driblet by Manhattan’s Upper East Side, wherever a $200 sheet of gallic fries stretches the explanation of haute cuisine.

The edifice Serendipity 3 already claims satellite records for the astir costly burger ($295) and crystal pick sundae ($1,000), truthful if the question is, “You privation fries with that?” its reply is simply a resounding yes.

Guinness World Records certified the feat. As of July 13, the fries are officially the astir costly connected Earth.

“Serendipity is truly a blessed place,” said originative manager and cook Joe Calderone. “People travel present to celebrate, to truly flight the world of beingness sometimes.”

The Crème de la Crème Pommes Frites commencement retired arsenic Chipperbec potatoes. They are blanched — oregon scalded — successful vinegar and champagne. Then they fry successful axenic goose fat, not oil, and not erstwhile but twice, truthful they are crispy connected the extracurricular and fluffy connected the inside.

Sprinkled with edible golden and seasoned with truffle brackish and truffle oil, they are served connected a crystal sheet with an orchid, thin-sliced truffles, and a Mornay food dip. The sauce, too, is infused with truffles, a uncommon seasonal mushroom.

“Truffle is the main prima here,” said firm enforcement cook Frederick Schoen-Kiewert.

Like galore restaurants, Serendipity was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic and Calderone and Schoen-Kiewert thought the fancy fries would beryllium a bully mode to denote its return.

It’s working. There is an eight- to 10-week hold database for the fries.

“It’s been a unsmooth twelvemonth and a fractional for everyone, and we request to person immoderate amusive now,” said Calderone.

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