world's most expensive hot dog

World’s most expensive hot dog sells for $2300 in honour of National Hot Dog Day

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New York’s 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penthouse Lounge has released the world’s most expensive hot dog – priced at $2300 – in honour of National Hot Dog Day in the US on July 23.

Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition 230 FIFTH Dog will go to City Harvest, a food rescue organisation dedicated to feeding New York City’s hungry.

230 FIFTH Executive Chef Johnny Benedetti “utilised the most expensive and/or finest luxury ingredients on earth” to create the culinary masterpiece.

The foot-long dog itself is made of richly marbled wagyu beef dry-aged for 60 days and laced with black truffles. It rests on a brioche bun toasted with white truffle butter and is topped with New York City’s own organic $9-a-bottle W Ketchup, Mustarde de Charroux imported from France for $35 a jar, and seasoned with saffron.

The luxury finishing touches include Vidalia onions caramelised in Dom Perignon Champagne and 100-year-old balsamic vinegar at $389 a bottle, homemade organic sauerkraut braised in Louis Roederer Cristal champagne, rare platinum oscetra caviar and homemade relish. And, of course, what “world’s most expensive” food item would be complete without sparkling gold leaf?

230 FIFTH’s director Sal Rozenberg said: “We have an affinity for hot dogs here at 230 FIFTH, which began last 4th of July when we had competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi challenge the participants in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest via the live broadcast of the event.

“Then, we installed a hot dog stand on the rooftop, which has proved very popular, so it seemed natural we should do something to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. Once we settled on an outrageously expensive dog as the way to go, we wanted to incorporate a food-focused charity element. City Harvest, with its 30-year track record of feeding New York’s hungry, was the obvious choice.”

Executive Director of City Harvest, Jilly Stephens, said: “City Harvest appreciates 230 FIFTH’s commitment to our mission and creativity in imagining an exclusive hot dog whose full proceeds will help us provide food for New York’s hungry.

“The lines at emergency food programmes throughout the five boroughs remain long and each 230 FIFTH Dog sold will help feed 9,200 people a day.”

The 230 FIFTH Dog will be available daily from July 30, to anyone interested in a unique taste experience and helping fight hunger in New York City. Orders need to be placed at least 48 hours in advance.

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