We’re not sure how legit the Guinness World Record thing is anymore, but $69 does sound pretty cheap for the “World’s Most Expensive Hotdog.” I mean, even I can afford that. I really can’t believe nobody came up with $1,000 hotdogs before, so maybe that’s an untapped market you’d want to explore.
Made by landmark New York City restaurant, Serendipity 3, the Foot-Long Haute Dog fancies up everyone’s favorite pick-up sandwich. Instead of hotdog in a bun with everything on it, it takes the same 12 inches of ground-up meat discards and loads it with a spat of fancy ingredients to justify the jacked-up price.
Let’s see: the frank is grilled in white truffle oil and placed in an admittedly delightful-looking pretzel bun. Then, the thing is topped with medallions of duck foie gras, black truffles and caramelized Vidalia onions, before being served in a shiny hotdog plate with heirloom tomato ketchup and Dijon mustard on the side.
Serendipity 3 publicist Joe Calderone says, “It definitely will be the most delicious hotdog ever.” Of course, that’s not really quantifiable, so they’ll just have to settle for “the most expensive.” They’re hoping the fancy dog will find a place in the eating habits of the spot’s moneyed celebrity patrons.
Granted, this looks way more appetizing than any five-dollar hotdog I’ve eaten. And here I thought I was pimping it, because my cat lady neighbor only spends $2 on hers. Expect the Foot-Long Haute Dog to be a part of Serendipity 3’s regular menu soon. You’ll need to order 24 hours in advance, though, so the ingredients can be bought fresh.