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Pigiron

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Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 2:13 PM (permalink)
Well, not really, but at least one NY food writer took this seriously.

From NYMag.com's Grub Street Blog:

Introducing the $12,000 Caviar, Kobe, Foie, Truffle, Moose-Snout Knish

Yesterday’s news of a $1,000 sushi roll really touched a nerve in one reader. When we saw an e-mail with the subject “Suffolk Kitchen introduces $12,000 Knish,” we, of course, assumed it was for real. As we read the “press release,” however, it became obvious that the pitch was full of it — though arguably no more so than the one about the sushi roll:

The Suffolk Kitchen has introduced the newest, most exciting, most original dish to hit NYC since the $1,000 pizza (with caviar, truffles, and gold leaf), the $1,000 omelet (with caviar, lobster, and truffles) and the $1,000 sushi roll (with caviar, truffles, foie gras AND gold leaf) - the $12,000 Knish! We begin with a perfect Knish (plain, or broccoli for a $1,000 supplement), lovingly crafted from the freshest ingredients. The knish is topped with Osetra, Sevruga and Beluga caviars, white alba truffles, 24k edible gold leaf, lobster, Kobe tartar, a Kobe burger, a Kobe hot dog, an ostrich egg, two kinds of foie gras - duck and goose, and a moose snout. The whole is then lovingly drizzled with 100-year-old balsamic vinegar. How is this different than the $1,000 Sushi Roll? No saffron.
On serving, the whole is doused liberally with Louis XIII Cognac and flambeed, so the attention of everyone in the restaurant will be drawn to the special person who ordered it. Finally, tableside, an American Apparel model who has eaten nothing but sushi personally prepared by Chef Masa and drank only Chateau Petrus for the previous 24 hours takes a dump on it.

Please note the $12,000 Knish must be ordered and paid for 48 hrs in advance. In cash.

We are sure that the $12,000 Knish will bring NYC douchebag cuisine to new heights of douchebaggery. Until next week, when some douchebaggier restaurant manages to top it.

Thank you,

The Suffolk Kitchen


We’d show you the accompanying “product shot,” but it’s a little too 2 Girls 1 Cup.

 
#1
    KOK

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    RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 3:18 PM (permalink)
    I'm an ignoramus and had to look up '2 Girls 1 Cup'.

    I may be sick.
     
    #2
      porkbeaks

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      RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 4:35 PM (permalink)
       
      #3
        Scorereader

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        RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 4:57 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by porkbeaks



        for a moment, this reminds me of Niagra Falls at night.
         
        #4
          Robearjr

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          RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 8:59 PM (permalink)
          It seems like every day I run across a saying like "two girls one cup" that I have no clue about. And every day I am reminded that whatever modicum of hipness I once had has mostly slipped away.
           
          #5
            Ort. Carlton.

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            RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 9:11 PM (permalink)
            Dearfolk,
            That's too much trifling with truffles for me.
            (Or as I'd say to my old friend Judy, "That's too much mish-mash over knish, Nash.")
            Untroubled By Tribbles In My Knickerbocker Liquor Locker, Ort. Carlton in Deep Space Inside My Head Athens, Georgia.
             
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              Ort. Carlton.

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              RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 9:18 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Scorereader
              quote:
              Originally posted by porkbeaks
              for a moment, this reminds me of Niagra Falls at night.


              Dearfolk,
              Or, as Canada's own Guess Who once said, "... Coloured lights can hypnotise, sparkle someone else's eyes...." Eh.
              Counting My Nimbus Nines, Ort. Carlton in Uncloudy Athens, Georgia.
              P. S. My favorite Guess Who 45 of all time is "Albert Flasher." Funny thing is, that is the B-side; the hit in Canada was "Broken," the other side of the 45. (I love those B-side hits even more than Alan Sues on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In loved his tinkle!!)
               
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                fischgrape

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                RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 9:56 PM (permalink)
                As a restaurant professional, I have nothing but contempt for restaurateurs who come up with some ridiculously expensive 'luxury' food item, like the $78,254 PB&J sandwich.

                Such a cry for media attention is exactly the cry that we should all ignore. Now, the largest white truffle of the season, or a record Striped Bass...those are truly great foodstuffs and, while novelty, still hold some value as rarities. The concocted combination of expensive ingredients in a single serving, like the $100 cheesesteak at Barclay Prime is, however, just stupid.

                Cheers,

                john
                 
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                  David_NYC

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                  RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/23/08 11:38 PM (permalink)
                  The original posts refers to pages which appeared on New York Magazine's (a "city magazine") web site on April 15th and 16th. They were also one of the ones who ran the hype about the $1000 pizza, along with the worldwide Reuters "weird news" wire. I no longer read that magazine, and have no confidence in anything they print.
                   
                  #9
                    MiamiDon

                    RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Thu, 04/24/08 8:58 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by KOK

                    I'm an ignoramus and had to look up '2 Girls 1 Cup'.

                    I may be sick.


                    Oooohhhh, I wish I hadn't Googled that.
                     
                    #10
                      fischgrape

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                      RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Thu, 04/24/08 9:51 PM (permalink)
                      David,

                      Having lived near and in New York City for most of my life, I have always considered 'New York Magazine' to be the New York Post in comparison to "The New Yorker" magazine and "The New York Times." Whatever your frame of reference may be, ridiculously expensive food preparations whose sole premise is to be ridiculously expensive are inherently flawed, and worthy of ridicule.

                      This is a website and forum dedicated to great, simple, supremely local food. We should, as a community, speak out against such pandering self aggrandizement by lackluster food purveyors.

                      Cheers,

                      john
                       
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                        iqdiva

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                        RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Thu, 04/24/08 10:19 PM (permalink)
                        Of course people have the right to do with their money as they wish , I can't help thinking that spending 12,000 dollars on something that I regard as beyond the frivolous is an obscenity ...
                         
                        #12
                          Pigiron

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                          RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Thu, 04/24/08 10:25 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by iqdiva

                          Of course people have the right to do with their money as they wish , I can't help thinking that spending 12,000 dollars on something that I regard as beyond the frivolous is an obscenity ...


                          I can't help but think that some of you are missing the fact that this was a joke. Read the article again, it's not real, it never was real, it was never passed off as real.
                           
                          #13
                            iqdiva

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                            RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Thu, 04/24/08 10:28 PM (permalink)
                            Thank God it was a joke...
                             
                            #14
                              fischgrape

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                              RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Wed, 04/30/08 10:27 PM (permalink)
                              Unfortunately, there are restaurants that actually serve hyper-expensive food items, like the $100 Cheesesteak at Barclay Prime. Obscene. This is why some countries (deservedly) revile us.

                              jf
                               
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                                Ev1L

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                                RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Sat, 12/27/08 9:40 PM (permalink)
                                MiamiDon

                                Oooohhhh, I wish I hadn't Googled that.


                                For future reference, think about it: 2 girls, 1 cup. Nothing good can possibly come from something with that title. I was less fortunate and had a "friend" send me the link telling me "you have to watch this."

                                Funny article though.
                                 
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                                  Twinwillow

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                                  RE: Introducing the $12,000 Knish Sat, 12/27/08 10:06 PM (permalink)
                                  KOK


                                  I'm an ignoramus and had to look up '2 Girls 1 Cup'.

                                  I may be sick.


                                  Me too. Now, I am sick. That's disguuuuuuuusting!!!! 
                                   
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