When a humble breakfast fare is layered with some aristocratic ingredients, it gets crowned as the most expensive! People with deep appetite and deeper pockets can dig deep in to the world’s most expensive pancake for $1,350 at Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel’s Opus restaurant. Head chef Matthew Downes has produced this ultimate flapjack to mark the Pancake Day which is also known as Mardi Gras Day or Fat Tuesday.
Ideally pancakes are served with variety of toppings or fillings including jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips or meat. But Matthew has raised the stakes as well the price by using Scottish lobster, Beluga caviar and Hulle Verge Truffle for his version. The most expensive pancake is also served with a Dom Perignon Rose champagne hollandaise sauce.
This pricey pancake flips the same restaurant’s 2009 record of the $240 version. Daily Mail reports that despite layering and topping with finest ingredients like lobster, caviar, truffles and Dom Perignon Rose hollandaise sauce, the base of the pancake is made from traditional butter, sugar and milk.
Though not readily available on the restaurants’s menu, the posh dish takes only 20 minutes to make and can be created on diners’ request. The main ingredients for the seafood-inspired dish is Scottish Native Paradise Lobster, Russian Beluga Caviar, as well as Hulle Verge Truffle, Scottish Mussels and Langoustine prawns. Matthew encapsulates about his experience in cooking up this exorbitant creation, “In all my years as a chef I’ve never made a pancake so expensive. As you know none of these ingredients are cheap and it makes you a very proud chef to be able to work them. Although it can be a little nerve wracking in the kitchen as you certainly don’t want to get an order like this wrong.”
Head chef of Opus also stated, “We thought of doing a posh pancake because we knew Pancake Day was coming up and we thought we could make something a bit special out of it. We used only the finest ingredients to give it that extra-wow factor. I’m really proud of what we’ve created, the taste certainly lives up to the price tag.” He also added that in an attempt to make the finest pancake one could ever taste, they churned out the world’s most expensive version!
Shrove Tuesday, more popularly known as pancake day, was traditionally used to eat up spare ingredients in the pantry before to avoid temptation during Lent. However Chef Matthew has turned the tables on this tradition and created the most expensive pancake by sourcing most exclusive ingredients.