How much would you be willing to drop on a premium grilled cheese sandwich? $10? $15 max? Well, Deca Restaurant in Chicago’s Ritz-Carlton hotel is shattering all of your grilled cheese expectations by featuring a “Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese” this month. And while they aren’t actually pushing the item for the fictitious price of a zillion dollars, the sandwich will be selling for an astounding $100.
It might sound crazy, but once you see the ingredients list, you can start to understand how the “Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese” would cost a very pretty penny to make. According to DNAInfo Chicago, the sandwich features Wisconsin cheddar cheese that has been aged for 40 years and infused with gold. Other specialty ingredients include foie gras, Iberico ham from free-roaming, acorn-fed pigs, and a duck egg to top it all off. The bread is artisanal sourdough polished with $30-a-bottle extra virgin olive oil.
The sandwich will be available all April for National Grilled Cheese Month. No word on if we can expect platinum-drizzled strawberry shortcake for National Strawberry Month in May.
Adam D’Arpino is the Restaurants Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @AdamDArpino.