100 $ Doughnut is the new trend in New York
A Filipino restaurant in Brooklyn, New York City, is selling $100 doughnuts that are covered in gold flakes and coated in Champagne. But this is not all. According to BuzzFeed, people are so crazy about this new delight that they don’t only take one or two, but they just put down 1 grand for a full box. And the creator of this beauty cannot be more happy about it.
Apparently the head chef and founder of Manila Social Club, Björn DelaCruz’s, was inspired to create this dessert after a combination of facts and events. First he invented the doughnut made with ube, a purple yam that is popular in the Philippines and after attending an event where he created a beer-infused doughnut dusted with gold, he came up with the idea of adding more shining matter and a very special icing.
The reason I chose Cristal over another type of champagne is because Cristal has really great honey notes which goes great with ube (purple yam). For me, it’s shiny and it’s golden, but it comes together to create a really great doughnut, as crazy as that sounds. There was a time when I was eating this doughnut while drinking Cristal, and I was like, “Oh, this is a great combo!”, explains DelaCruz for First We Feast
@manilasocialclub is taking UBE DONUT ORDERS for this Friday, Nov 20th! We take Pre-orders ONLY, make donuts fresh Friday morning, pack them up, and have them ready for you to pick up every Friday! Please go to www.ManilaSocialClub.com and click the Donut Order Form link to order! Thanks, @richthebarber at @filthyrichbarbershop for taking this awesome pic! #manilasocialclub#brooklyn#williamsburg#donuts#fresh#homemade#ube#dessert#sugar#mornings#coffee#doughnut#feastagram#buzzfeast#newforkcity#eater#timeoutnewyork#sweets#doughnuts#ubedonuts#filipinofood#pinoyfood#filipinos#nyc#pinoy
Even if we tend to say that this a lot of money for a box of doughnuts, let’s not forget that in 2014 Krispy Kreme created a $1800 doughnut using edible gold leaf & 500-Year-Old Cognac. You know I like to describe good food as being “rich and full of flavours”, well, this time, I can litterally say about these doughnuts that they taste like gold.
Read the full interview with DelaCruz, thre creator of the 100$ doughnut here