The Price of Comfort Food
There’s a current trend in many restaurants of taking an ultra cheap comfort food and gourmeting it up (not to mention upping the price as well.)
The Epi Blog points out the davidburke & donatella take on the peanut butter & jelly sandwich.
In this case, chef Eric Hara has taken the good ol’ peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich we all knew and loved as kids and turned it into Hudson Valley Foie Gras PB &J Tourchon with Macadamia-Nut Butter and Strawberry-Vanilla Jam over Toasted Brioche. The charge: $23.
USA Today also points out that mac & cheese is another one of these updated classics.
Macaroni and cheese with shaved white truffles sells for $55 at Waverly Inn, the New York hot spot partly owned by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
And then there’s the $110 burger…
The $110 hamburger offered by the Four Seasons (in Indonesia) is made of Kobe beef with foie gras, Portobello mushrooms and Korean pears – served with french fries, of course.
And finally the zillion dollar frittada…
Diners at Norma’s in Le Parker Meridien hotel (in New York) can now order the “Zillion Dollar Frittada”, a Spanish omelette with lobster and 10oz (280g) of caviar.
Restaurant manager Steven Pipes said it began as a lesser dish, but his chefs “decided to have some fun with it”.
“We thought we should really make something that would be a spectacular feast for a celebration,” he said.
The restaurant has a bell which will be rung whenever a customer orders the 3,000-calorie dish, topped with sevruga caviar.
And according to the Affluent Travelers…
This massive offering of an omelet features a whole lobster, six eggs and 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar and it is all served on a bed of roasted potatoes. Much like this dish, Norma’s is known for its quality of ingredients and attention to detail. Fans of both succulent lobster and the finest of caviar will surely enjoy the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata.
Price? $1000. But they’ll gladly serve you the $100 version with less caviar.