"Most Expensive Sandwich"

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2006/04/10 16:33:30 (permalink)

"Most Expensive Sandwich"

from BBC news:
'Most expensive sandwich' on sale

Hungry shoppers are being offered the chance to eat a gourmet sandwich, but the £85 ($148.55) price tag might be too much for some to swallow.

The McDonald sandwich - named after its creator Scott McDonald, the chef at London department store Selfridges, is said to be the world's most expensive. Its cost is due to the Wagyu beef that makes up most of the filling, packed in a 24-hour fermented sour dough bread. There have been at least five advance orders placed for the 21oz. (595g)
meal.

The ingredients of the sandwich are: Wagyu beef, fresh lobe foie gras, black truffle mayonnaise, brie de meaux, rocket, red pepper and mustard confit and English plum tomatoes.

Wagyu cattle are one of the most expensive breeds in the world. The Japanese cows are raised on a special diet, including beer and grain. They are supposed to be regularly massaged with sake, the Japanese rice wine, to tenderize the flesh.

Mr. McDonald denied his creation was a "sandwich for snobs", saying its beauty was in its simplicity. "The flavors marry, it's not complicated - albeit a little bit rich," he told BBC London.

Food and catering director at Selfridges on Oxford Street, Ewan Venters, who commissioned the sandwich, said they expected it to be a hit with local "foodies". "I think if you are a food lover, this represents great value for money," he said. "Some of the finest ingredients from around the world have been used to create this fabulous sandwich."
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    phlmaestro
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/10 16:54:09 (permalink)
    That beats the Barclay Prime cheesesteak in Philly's swankiest steakhouse. It's made with Kobe Beef and probably has other luxury items on it as well.
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/14 10:47:55 (permalink)
    We could produce the beef for that sandwich for a lot less in Wisconsin by having our farmers contract with the Miller, Point, or Leinenkugel Brewing companies. Kaukauna could supply the cheese.

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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/14 11:35:20 (permalink)
    Can I get a side of Ranch with mine?
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/14 11:51:04 (permalink)
    I think the sausage and pepper hero purchased at a street fair that sent my father into the operating room for a quadruple bypass was a little more expensive.
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/22 10:15:08 (permalink)
    No sandwich is worth that much money.
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/22 10:56:23 (permalink)
    Hmmmm, and I thought $22 corned beef at Carnegie Deli was expensive!
    Is Wagyu Beef the same as Kobe Beef?
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/22 11:28:43 (permalink)
    Personnally i think the whole "MOST expensive sandwich" in the world thing is ridiculous..everyone trying to out top each other and it all started with Daniel Boulud with his truffle, duck liver hamburger on a homemade brioche bun in the early 90's.
    Who wants to eat a sammie with all that crap on it anyway???
    Throw edible gold on it and make it more $$$$
    I'm sure the best sandwiches we have ever eaten were under $5.00
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/22 11:33:56 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by WVHillbilly

    Hmmmm, and I thought $22 corned beef at Carnegie Deli was expensive!
    Is Wagyu Beef the same as Kobe Beef?


    Pretty sure Wagyu Beef goes though the same procedure as Kobe but the Beef is from America and not Japan.... Domestic beef.
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    RE: "Most Expensive Sandwich" 2006/04/22 11:45:07 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Nemis

    Personnally i think the whole "MOST expensive sandwich" in the world thing is ridiculous..everyone trying to out top each other and it all started with Daniel Boulud with his truffle, duck liver hamburger on a homemade brioche bun in the early 90's.
    Who wants to eat a sammie with all that crap on it anyway???
    Throw edible gold on it and make it more $$$$
    I'm sure the best sandwiches we have ever eaten were under $5.00


    Probably less than that...
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