Saturday, February 9, 2013
Most expensive bacon sandwich: Cheltenham cafe sets world record
Cheltenham, GL, UK -- The Bacon Bling sandwich, created by cafe owner Paul Philips, 41, is for sale at Tangberrys coffee house in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; it is made up of seven rashers of rare breed pig, truffle spread, water cress, a free range egg, sliced truffles, saffron, edible gold dust and finally cooked in truffle oil; costing $237 (£150), it sets the new world record for the Most expensive bacon sandwich (commercially available),
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Assistant manager Sarai Blyghton holds the bacon butty at Tangberry's café on Winchcombe Street. The Bacon Bling Sandwich, the world's most expensive bacon sandwich, comes with sliced truffles, saffron, and is even sprinkled, with edible gold dust. (enlarge photo)
Guinness World Records recognized the world record for the most people making sandwiches simultaneously is 254 and was achieved by Subway (USA) at TimesCenter in New York, New York, USA.
The Guinness world record for the most expensive sandwich commercially available is von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich, created by Chef Daniel Galmiche (UK) and is available on the menu of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, UK for £100 ($200).
Cafe owner Paul Philips is hoping to create a new category in the record books for the most expensive commercially available bacon butty.
According to Paul, each one takes around 15 minutes to make, with all the proceeds going to charity.
Ingredients for the Bacon Bling sandwich cost £50 and include:
# Seven rashers of bacon from rare breed pig (type of breed varies depending on local availability)
# One free range egg
# Bun from a local bakers
# Truffle oil instead of butter
# Black truffle shavings
# Water cress
# Seasoning of saffron
# Edible gold dust
The cafe is raising money for SKRUM, a British charity which helps children in Swaziland learn to play rugby, and the Regular Forces Employment Association.
Cafe owner Paul Philips, 41, has created the ultimate greasy treat in a bid to raise money for two charities - and hopefully earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, too. (the pigs may fly before that, because only WRA has UNLIMITED categories).
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