The Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites, finished with 23K edible gold dust, cost $200.
Serendipity3, located in the city’s Upper East Side, set a Guinness World Records title for making the most expensive fries ever. Created by the restaurant’s creative director and chef Joe Calderone and corporate executive chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert, the “Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites” cost an outstanding $200.
The restaurant received the record after an unbiased customer bought the plate, part of the Guinness World Records guidelines. Calderone told USA TODAY it took three months of planning to create the dish.
“It’s easy to take expensive ingredients and just throw them together and call it an expensive dish. But we really like working on the science of the dish, as well as making it not only the most expensive but the best tasting in the world,” he said.
The fries, which are made from Chipperbeck potatoes, are first blanched in Dom Perignon Champagne and J. LeBlanc French Champagne Ardenne Vinegar before being cooked three times in pure goose fat from Southwest France.
After they are cooked, the fries are seasoned with Guerande truffle salt, which is hand-harvested from Guerande, France, and then tossed in Urbani summer truffle oil.
They are then topped with shaved pecorino tartufello cheese that is made of milk from sheep on the clay-rich hills of the Italian region of Crete Senesi. The fries are also topped with shaved black summer truffles from Umbria, Italy.
Served on a Baccarat crystal Arabesque plate, the fries are finally finished with 23K edible gold dust and a Mornay sauce on the side that is made with cream from A2 grass-fed Jersey cow and 3-month aged gruyere truffled Swiss raclette.
The popular restaurant, which reopened last Friday for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, is known for its lavish desserts and its famous “Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.”Corporate executive chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert (left) and restaurant’s creative director and chef Joe Calderone (right) pose with a representative of Guinness and their world record certificate.
“We thought what a better way to celebrate our reopening than to attempt a new Guinness World Record,” Calderone said.
Serendipity3 is no stranger to making world records. They’ve held 10 Guinness World Records, and still currently own the records for most expensive dessert ($25,000), most expensive sandwich ($214) and most expensive milkshake ($100).
Calderone wouldn’t say what world record the restaurant will attempt to break next, but, “close to the holidays, look out for another big announcement.”