Friday, October 22, 2010
Most expensive cheese sandwich-Chef Martin Blunos sets world record
LONDON, UK--Michelin-star chef Martin Blunos, from Bath, is the proud creator of a $174.10 (£110.95) sandwich, made using a bespoke cheddar cheese blended with white truffles, along with quail eggs, heirloom black tomato, epicure apple and fresh figs; it is dressed with 100-year-old balsamic vinegar and the sour dough bread is sprinkled with gold dust - setting the new world record for the Most expensive cheese sandwich.
Photo: Celebrity chef Martin Blunos with the world's most expensive cheese sandwich.
He hand - crafted the sandwich using cheddar blended with expensive white truffles. (enlarge photo)
The World's Most Expensive Cheese Sandwich has been showcased at the Frome Cheese Show in Somerset.
Blunos selected the highest quality ingredients to create the double-layered dish.
He said: "We Brits are known to love our cheese sandwiches, and here's one that not only comes with a royal price tag but is fit for the banqueting table.
'The white truffle fuses beautifully with the West Country Farmhouse Cheddar and the edible gold leaf gives it a really special look.'
The Most Expensive Cheese Sandwich in The World featured Iberico ham, poulet de Bresse, white truffles, quail eggs, semi-dried tomatoes and fermented sour dough bread, weighed half a kilogram, and cost £100.
Bruno worked with experienced cheddar producers at Pilgrim's Choice to create the bespoke white truffle cheese, which itself costs £92.
The chef used a £5 loaf of sourdough dressed with extra virgin olive oil and then layered cheese, slices of quail's egg, heirloom black tomato, epicure apple, and fresh figs.
He added dainty mustard red frills, pea shoots and red amaranth for a salad layer and topped the whole masterpiece with edible gold dust.
There is no previous Guinness World record for the most expensive cheese sandwich.
The Guinness World Record for the most expensive sandwich ever sold was a toasted sandwich, which sold online for £15,000 in November 2004.
Its original owner, Diane Duyser of Miami, USA, had sealed it and kept it for 10 years after noticing it contained an image of the Virgin Mary.
Guinness World Records also recognized 'the most expensive sandwich commercially available', designed by James Parkison, the executive head chef of hotel owners von Essen.
It featured Iberico ham, poulet de Bresse, white truffles, quail eggs, semi-dried tomatoes and fermented sour dough bread, weighed half a kilogram, and cost £100.
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