(Reuters) — Jerome Powell, this story’s for you.
The Federal Reserve chair, always on the lookout for signs of inflation, might want to drop by Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where a $200 plate of french fries stretches the definition of haute cuisine.
The restaurant Serendipity 3 already claims world records for the most expensive burger ($295) and ice cream sundae ($1,000), so if the question is, “You want fries with that?” its answer is a resounding yes.
Guinness World Records certified the feat. As of July 13, the fries are officially the most expensive on Earth.
“Serendipity is really a happy place,” said creative director and chef Joe Calderone. “People come here to celebrate, to really escape the reality of life sometimes.”
The Crème de la Crème Pommes Frites start out as Chipperbec potatoes. They are blanched — or scalded — in vinegar and champagne. Then they fry in pure goose fat, not oil, and not once but twice, so they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the…