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World’s Most Expensive Haute Dog

July 29, 2010

I recently ate a $9 hot dog at DBGB Kitchen & Bar.  About a year ago I ate two Mac n Cheese hot dogs for $14 at Ditch Plains.  But they don’t come close to the new Guinness World Record for the most expensive hot dog.  A few days ago on July 23rd, 2010 (in honor of National Hot Dog Day) the NYC restaurant Serendipity 3 sold the new world’s most expensive hot dog for a grand total of $69, called the Haute Dog.  I have not spent the money to buy this and am wondering if I ever will.  I’m very curious though and would definitely love to try it some day.  So you’re probably wondering how the hell a hot dog could cost $69.  This is a foot-long all beef dog grilled in white truffle oil, placed in a pretzel bun toasted with white truffle butter, topped with medallions of foie gras, black truffles, and caramelized Vidalia onions.  I do have to point out that I’m pretty sure Hot Doug’s in Chicago offered foie gras on their dogs long before Serendipity, but they probably don’t have truffles.  Also this dog is going to be a part of their regular menu but you have to order it 24 hours in advance. 

Anyone wanna go split this with me? $35 each plus tip.

Check out this video from the NY Daily News about the event.

This restaurant is also known for its former Guinness record setting most expensive dessert, the $1000 Golden Opulence Sundae.  They created a new record setting dessert, the Frozen Haute Chocolate, that costs $25,000.  Check out a description here

I'll have whipped cream about gold and diamonds.

Serendipity 3   225 East 60th Street, New York  NY 10022

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