This is of a piece with that super spendy burger I found the other day. Except this time it’s just the side dish. Serendipity 3, an Upper East Side greasy spoon offers two hundred bucks worth of tater fingers par boiled in champagne, double fried, and drowned in three forms of truffle. Then dusted with gold shavings.
To be honest I doubt they would anywhere near as satisfying as the KFC chicken salted fries we used to neck in the public bar of the Indooroopilly Hotel after university balls.
Now they were the best fries.
I still remember a McChicken at 3 am in the Valley as pretty much the best thing I've ever tasted.
The kids are now into HSPs and to be honest, I don't really see why. They're just loaded fries. Kebabs ect are all good but the best I have had was a lamb chop doused in chilli from a roadside vendor just outside Nadi in Fiji. I survived.
West Germany 1980, currywurst mit chips. Drowned in mayonnaise. Mmmmmm
The review I read said the truffles were the star of the dish. Why not have deep fried truffles on mash? Save the pointless gold dust for Insta-filters. My $200 would buy a f-ton of spuds and maybe even a few fungal spores for flavour. But I would stretch the budget for frying in goose fat.
Well that looks like an expensive, inedible mess.
Why oh why would they contaminate the 'umble chip/fry with truffles and gold shavings and then add insult to injury by charging $200 USD for it?
I'd expect a hell of a lot more potato for that price. They don't even look that well cooked.
Gold shavings on fries? Nah. Gimme shoarma with garlic sauce anytime. Especially after too many beers.