It’s been the inspiration and the location for some of the most classic romantic comedies… and if you’ve ever personally experienced the iconic frozen hot chocolate at this Midtown Manhattan legend, you know they have a lovable penchant for the “extra.” This über-famous New York City hotspot has outdone itself, just setting a Guinnessfor the Most Expensive French Fries. Here’s what you’ll pay for this of ingredients that might spark an instant need to visit.
If you’ve been to New York City anytime in the past year and a half, yousignificantly quieted down for a period due to the pandemic. But when Serendipity3 reopened last week on July 9, they came back in a with Nicky Hilton onsite for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Four days later, on July 13—heralded National French Fry Day—Serendipity3 announced that they’d achieved the Guinness World Records title for the Most Expensive French Fries. The price? Two hundred dollars.
So what’s in these fancy fries? Just some of the world’s most coveted cuisine. As Serendipity3 shared with, Not That! , the list of ingredients in these new Serendipity fries are:
High-quality Chipperbeck Potatoes, blanched in Dom Perignon Champagne and J. LeBlanc French Champagne Ardenne Vinegar. Cooked thrice with Pure Goose Fat (from cage-free geese raised in Southwest France). Seasoned with Guerande Truffle Salt (the world-renowned hand-harvested sel gris from Guerande, France).
Tossed in Urbani Summer Truffle Oil. Topped with shaved Crete Senesi Pecorino Tartufello (made of milk of sheep that graze on the clay-rich hills of Crete Senesi, dotted with black truffles foraged from valleys and forests in Volterra and Miniato, Italy).
Topped with shavedTruffles from Umbria, Italy. Served with a Mornay sauce made with Udder Cream (from Jersey cows, organic A2 and 100% grass-fed), Black Truffle Butter, Gruyere Truffled Swiss Raclette (from Switzerland and aged for three months).
These fussy fries are served on a Baccarat crystal Arabesquedust for the presentation. We’re not sure how they’d handle a GrubHub delivery, but the point is clearly to dazzle. Serendipity3 Creative Director Chef Joe Calderone and Chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert, Corporate Executive Chef, have dubbed the world’s most expensive fries the “Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites.” Sounds accurate.
If you’re trying to talk your crew into trying these fries, the upshot is that with heavy ingredients like truffle oil and goose fat, this decadent dish seems like a prime one to split. Along with word that was spotted on the set of the new Sex and the City reboot (eating one of our favorite snacks, the slightly more down-to-earth Icelandic Provisions yogurt), this has us feeling early 2000s “I heart New York” vibes. Get the Eat This, Not That for what’s trending in food news! Newsletter, and keep reading: