You Can Now Eat a Gold-Leaf and Cristal-Coated Doughnut for $100, Because Why Not?
Manila Social Club
We imagine that if Homer Simpson won the lottery, he might buy a factory that produces these bad boys. Chef Björn DelaCruz of Manila Social Club, a Filipino restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has created arguably one of the fanciest doughnuts of all time: the Golden Cristal Ube Doughnut.
The posh pastry is coated in golden icing, flecked with pieces of 24-karat gold leaf, and filled with ube mousse (purple yam mousse of DelaCruz’s own creation) and jelly made from Cristal champagne. Buying just one of these swanky creations will set you back $100, and if you want to impress your friends by sharing a dozen, that’ll cost $1,200.
“We have this doughnut program where we make doughnuts every Friday, and you can only order them online on Thursday, DelaCruz told First We Feast. “The reason why we do this is because we’re not a doughnut shop.”
So, are people really ordering this thing?
“There has been enough interest that we will continue to [be] creating this donut throughout the year,” he said.