The Ainsworth in NYC serves a stack of 50 gold-dusted chicken wings for $1,000. The wings are brined in a lemon and bay leaf mix for 12 hour...
The Ainsworth in NYC serves a stack of 50 gold-dusted chicken wings for $1,000. The wings are brined in a lemon and bay leaf mix for 12 hours before they are fried and dunked in liquid gold. To top it off, the restaurant covers the wings in $200 worth of 24k gold dust.
Deep-fried chicken wings aren’t usually considered a fancy gourmet meal, but one restaurant has come up with away to raise the raise the fast-food staple to luxury status. Introducing the world’s first gold-plated chicken wings.
Created by New York City restaurant ‘The Ainsworth’ in collaboration with socialite and reality TV star Jonathan Cheban, the FOODGŌD 24k Gold Buffalo Wings are the definition of flashy fare. After being soaked in a coconut butter, chipotle, and honey batter for 24 hours, they are deep fried and then tossed into a metallic gold sauce that gives them a shiny, gold-plated look. Finally, they are sprinkled with edible gold dust for extra pizazz.
According to The Ainsworth, these blinged-out chicken wings are available in three price tiers: 10 wings for $30, 20 wings for $60, or – and this is if you really want to show off – 50 wings and a bottle of Champagne Armand de Brignac for $1,000. Hey, you only live once, right?
The gold-plated chicken wings got a lot of attention last month, after their co-creator, Jonathan Cheban, aka ‘Foodgod”, showed them off on his Instagram.
“My camera’s even trembling, these are so lit,” Cheban says in a short clip. “These are unbelievable.”
They certainly are. I for one can’t believe people would want to pay to eat something that looks metallic, but that’s just me.