Friday, November 9, 2007

New York Chef Whips Up $1,000 Bagel

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Forget a cheap continental breakfast, because one hotel in New York is offering a breakfast bagel that’ll break the bank.

The Westin Hotel in Times Square has a $1,000 bagel on its menu, but according to creator Chef Frank Tujague, the pricey bagel is worth every penny.

The grand breakfast consists of a bagel topped with fresh-made Alba white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves.

The white truffles – which Chef Tujague says are in their prime season – are imported from Italy and are the most expensive food in the world, next to caviar.

But the blissful bagel isn’t just for breakfast.

Chef Tujague says his costly concoction can be eaten any time of day and that the Riesling in the jelly is meant to take the “breakfast stigma” out of the dish.

But if you’re in the mood to nosh on the fancy bagel, you better give Chef Tujague a head’s up.

The grand bagel must be ordered 24 hours in advance to round up the freshest ingredients and prepare the delicacy just right.

All proceeds from the bagels will go to the Les Amis d’Escoffier Scholarship, which benefits culinary arts students.

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