Deca Restaurant + Bar inside the Ritz-Carlton Chicago has a unique menu item: The Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese!
Its price tag is $100 and if you think there's no way you could cram $100 worth of stuff into a grilled cheese, you're wrong.
First off, it's more than just cheese between slices of buttered, pan-fried bread.
Their sandwich has its own press release, which reads:
"The sandwich is enveloped in artisan country sourdough bread, and cooked until golden brown in Laudemio Marchesi de' Frescobaldi EVOO. Layered between the bread is thinly sliced black Iberico ham, sourced from pigs living primarily in the south of Spain, allowed to roam free in the pasture eating acorns until they are of proper size. They are then salted and air-dried for six weeks followed by a minimum curing process of 12 months."
Wow, that's insane. That is so ridiculously decadent!
But wait, that's not all! The press release continued:
"The ham slices are smothered in melting 40-year aged Wisconsin cheddar infused with 24K gold flakes, taking the grilled cheese to the next level of decadence. Following are the Ellis Family Farms heirloom tomatoes, lightly drizzled with 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, and Oregon perigord white truffle aioli. The sandwich is finished with Hudson Valley foie gras and a sunny side up duck egg, accompanied by a skillet of lobster mac. It's time to treat yourself with this Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese - the ultimate culinary indulgence."
100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar? A side of lobster mac? Foie gras?? 24K gold flakes??!
This burger is stuffed full of expensive, opulent ingredients and we're not even sure if it'd taste good!
Imagine spending $100 on a grilled cheese with way too many ingredients? That sounds awful.
So, would you spend $100 on a grilled cheese??
[Image via Deca Restaurant + Bar.]