Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Most
expensive hot dog -world record set by
NEW YORK CITY, USA -- In honor of National
Hot Dog Day the midtown east ice cream parlor Serendipity
III introduced a fancy new menu: the "Haute Dog", a 12-inch
frank that sells for $69 , setting the world record for the
expensive hot dog. Photo: Restaurant Serendipity 3,
which also holds the record for the world's most expensive
ice-cream sundae ($1,000) and the largest
hot chocolate (four gallons, 15 liters), set its latest
record for the World's Most
expensive hot dog. Photo: Liz Steger
Trudy Tant, 49, of South Carolina helped
cement the record, forking out $69 for the foot-long designer
"It's placed in a pretzel bun that is buttered
with white truffle butter and then it's topped with medallion
of duck fois gras with black truffles," said chef Joe Calderone.
"It was great. Great flavor," Tant said,
who was approached to be part of the record attempt after
wandering past the restaurant
expensive hot dog is grilled in white truffle oil,
placed in a salted pretzel bread bun toasted with white truffle
butter, topped with medallions of duck foie gras with black
truffles with side condiments of black truffle Dijon mustard,
caramelized Vidalia onions and heirloom tomato Ketchup.
All that can be yours for just $69,
but you have to place your order 24 hours in advance to allow
time for the "special ingredients" to be flown in fresh.
New York City's Serendipity 3 restaurant
has a history of doing stunts to make the Guinness World Records.
They've scored twice before -- with the World's Most Expensive
Ice Cream Sundae and the World's Largest Hot Chocolate --
and now they did it again with the World's
Most Expensive Hot Dog, which will sell for $69.