Serious Eats blogs about a new contender for the most expensive sandwich throne. The London department store Selfridges introduced the “MacDonald” in 2006 (cost:$170) which was believed to be the world’s most expensive. But the Cliveden in Berkshire started serving the “von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich” (cost:$200) a couple months ago.
Does either sound appealing to you? If so, which one?
The MacDonald consists of wagyu beef, fresh lobe foie gras, black-truffle mayonnaise, brie de Meaux, rocket (arugula), red pepper and mustard confit and English plum tomatoes and is served on a 24-hour fermented sour dough bread:
The Essen Platinum Club Sandwich comes layered with jamon Iberico (spanish pork) that has been air-aged for 30 months. On top of that is piled poulet de Bresse (fancy-pants French chicken), “a generous 10g” of white truffles, quail eggs, and semi-dried Italian tomatoes. Like the “Macdonald,” it is also served on 24-hour fermented sour dough bread, but cut much thinner to accommodate the three slices needed for a traditional club sandwich: