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Here’s a quickie little post that I felt obliged to make. I have to admit that I’ve had this one tucked away in my drafts for months, but I was just reminded the other day about it from an item on a Food Network show about the $1000 (One Farking Thousand dollars, that is right) Grand Opulence Sundae from New York’s Serendipity Restaurant. The reason this sundae is not the subject of the post, is that it’s so far off the stupid-scale that it doesn’t even register on the Hall of Shame meter. Starving children in third world countries, etc..

Instead, here for your enjoyment is the World’s Most Expensive Sandwich from Selfridges. This sando definitely has the good ‘ol Earl spinning in his grave. Granted, you can no longer get the sandwich and it was only available for a few days during the Easter weekend. But still it cost £100… per person! Which I guess means that everyone getting one bite was out of the question.

Hello. I believe this definitely qualifies for Hall of Shame induction. However, because you would probably only ever order this once in your life and I didn’t give it a zero score. Kind of like a once in a lifetime, skydiving / bungee-jumping equivalent. However, it does contain foie gras, which I despise.

So here’s what’s in it that costs so much:

Rare Wagyu beef, the finest fresh duck foie gras, black truffle mayonnaise, brie de meaux, rocket, red pepper and mustard confit with English plum tomatoes in a sour dough bread.

Comes with spice dusted tortilla wedges and a mini bottle of Moet.

Now for the commentary: Uh, what the hell is “ROCKET”? They put a farking rocket in your sandwich and light it? Also, what is up with the black truffle mayonnaise. Hold the mayo and just layer those truffles on, jesus. And a “mini” bottle of Moet… the stingy bastards. If I’m going to waste £100 then I’d like to get good and drunk at the same time, please. Actually, I’m surprised there’s no edible golf leaf in this sandwich, as there is in the $1000 sundae. The rest of the items (beef is beef dangit) are not so special and overall this sandwich is extremely disappointing.

I’m going to Subway…

Cheap Eats Score: 1/10

13 Responses to “World’s Most Expensive Sandwich”

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  1. Stephanie Says:

    Rocket is what the British call a particular lettuce/field green. It has a nice peppery taste to it.
    Thought you’d like to know, unless you really did know and were just trying to make fun of it…if so, that was lost on me.

  2. chadd Says:

    Rocket is another name for Arugula

  3. Bottom Feeder Says:

    Wow, I’d say this qualifies as one of your most angst-ridden posts ever. Nicely done.

  4. Cheap Eats Editor Says:

    stephanie / chadd – about 10 minutes after I posted this I happened to look it up and saw that it’s a british term. Oh well, I decided not to edit it, since I wanted to preserve my dunce rant and I knew it would get corrected in the comments. I swear, i was thinking “rocket” and picturing sparklers stuck in a sandwich!

    You must admit the rest of the sandwich deserves to be in the Hall of Shame though…

  5. Cheap Eats Editor Says:

    bf – hey, i was just thinking of you today and wondering if you might start blogging again… =) Well, part of the angst is due to my recent shoulder and stomach problems.

  6. Deb Says:

    Nice blog. Rocket is arugala. Technically, it’s an herb.

    Keep up the good work.

  7. skibs Says:

    To the hall of shame it goes

    Makes me think of the $1000 Mint Julep they sold at the Kentucky Derby fpr a limited time. Atleast that was served in a gold-plated cup with a silver straw!! :)

    A rocket there’s an idea

  8. Rishi Khaitan Says:

    Jeez.. for that price there better have been be a whole lotta grey poupon in there =) I’m curious how many people actually ordered that when it on the menu?

  9. Quirky Cook Says:

    What a waste. At least the profits from the $1000 Kentucky Derby Mint Julip benefited a charity (I can’t recall which one though).

  10. shawn21 Says:

    The phrase “for people with more money than brains” comes to mind (=

    I saw a $100 Philly Cheesesteak on some Food TV show the other day, forget which show. I do remember it having truffles and Kobe beef…

  11. Ace N. Says:

    Truffle mayo? What a copout. Doesn’t even look like it has any truffle in it. Really, the beef is the only thing that’s really expensive in it and I don’t see the point of masking it with sandwich stuff.

  12. Cheap Eats Editor Says:

    deb – yep, rocket

    skibs – 1000 dollar mint julep! i’ll have to look that one up.

    rishi – no idea, but pardon me, would you happen to have some grey poupon?

    quirky cook – yeah, i could understand more if it was for charity.

    shawn – this seems like a bad trend. i don’t want to get into what i think about competitive eating either…

    ace – yes, at some point there aren’t edibles expensive enough to put in, which is when they start throwing french terms around.

  13. jay Says:

    Beef IS beef for the most part. But if you’ve ever had Kobe/Wagyu beef, it’s a real treat. Worth the $200 a pound? Not daily, but definitely worth it once in awhile if you’re a meat lover. They have 4 ounces for $45 at Juban in the bay area. If you ever go there, I highly suggest it.



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