The $69 Hot Dog

From HelaBlog:

New York restaurant, Serendipity 3, which is the city’s first coffee house boutique in Manhattan has now added the world’s most expensive ‘haute’ dog on their menu.

The foot-long hot dog (30 cm) is made from pure beef, grilled in white truffle oil, sandwiched in a pretzel bun imported from Germany, and toasted with white truffle butter.

Added to the mix is a delicious topping of medallions of duck foie gras with black truffles it is served with mouth watering condiments of black truffle Dijon mustard, caramelized Vidalia onions and heirloom tomato ketchup


  1. For that amount of money I would expect Pavarotti to sing the Oscar Meyer weiner jingle as he personally delivered it to the table.

  2. I don’t know… It seems like hot dogs are just meant to be crap. Like, German sausages should be good and organic and stuff, but hot dogs should be relatively gross, in terms of ingredients. Otherwise the whole hot-doggy appeal goes away.

  3. ensuring that what the hotdog goes into will be more disgusting and unappetizing than what goes into the hotdog is a real achievement.

  4. Here is their regular menu:

    I don’t see this hot dog on it (yet?), but the world record-priced “golden opulence sundae” requires 48 hour advance notice. Seems for publicity, my friend says a $69 hot dog makes everything else on the menu look reasonably priced by comparison, as well as getting traffic in the door. Their normal menu foot-long hot dogs are $8.50-$12.50. As if!

  5. so, what you’re telling me is that this restaurant is serving an opulent sausage on a bun with what actually sounds like a disgusting set of toppings, they are charging an arm and both legs for it, and calling it a hot dog to get attention.

  6. I wish I could afford a $69.00 hot dog so I could spend the money on something more sensible. I thought stupid stuff like this would end with the recession that we’re supposedly out of. A hot dog is made out of the leftover animal parts that they can’t process any other way. There really is a sucker born every minute.

  7. They always add the same things to make an item overly-expensive. Really, how creative is taking a hot dog and slapping on some truffles and foie gras? Might as well add some diamonds and gold flakes.

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