The World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog!

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I have heard of some strange things in my life, but I have never heard of a hot dog that costs more than $5 (and that’s including professional baseball games!)  I’m a big budget cooker, so to hear about a hot dog that will have you shelling out $69 was appalling to me!

Apparently, the restaurant who made this hot dog (New York City’s Serendipity 3) is big on making ridiculous food.  They serve $1,000 ice cream sundaes topped with rare Venezuelan chocolate, edible gold leaf, and dessert caviar.  They have gigantic frozen hot chocolates.  They have 3 foot-long hot dogs.  They are no strangers to pushing the food boundaries.

Now, they have put together a hot dog that only the elite could eat (or would want to!)   They start by grilling the dog in white truffle oil.  They then top it with foie gras and black truffles and place it in a pretzel-bread bun that has been toasted with white truffle butter.  Not enough truffles for you?  You’ll get Dijon mustard with black truffles on the side.  You’ll also get heirloom tomato ketchup and caramelized vidalia onions.

Now all they need to do is throw in some gold-encrusted, caviar topped French fries imported from some foreign land and you’ll be set, right?

I don’t think I could ever justify spending $70 on a hot dog, but I do think it sounds strangely tasty!  I also appreciate that Serendipity 3 is more doing this as a bit of fun and not for the purpose of emptying people’s pockets during a recession.  I love hearing about new and wacky foods, so I wholeheartedly encourage them to keep on pushing the boundaries.

I wonder what’s next?  I’d like to see them make the most expensive milkshake. How about you?

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  • http://www.worldofnubcraft.com/ Mark A.

    All that just for a good old hotdog? If I had my way with it, I’d as soon build a fire and get a stick to put in a hotdog and roast it on the fire. Oh add some marshmallows in there too. Now that’s hotdog! =D

  • sharon gilbreath

    I THINK IT’S WONDERFUL THAT SOMEONE IS THINKING OF US SPENDING OUR MONEY ON WHAT WE WANT TO, AND NOT WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SPEND IT ON. LIFE IS JUST TOO SHORT NOT TO EAT A $70.00 HOT DOG. IF I LIVED CLOSE ENOUGH TO WHERE THEY ARE SERVED I’D SURE BUY ONE.

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