As much as Wall Street wants everybody to stay as far away from gold as possible, here’s a NYC hotel where gold can be ordered for room service. Seriously…
The last time this bagel appeared on the menu was 2007. We know what has happened to the price of gold since then, but for anybody who is new to gold:
Here’s a take on the bagel from Business insider
In the bagel mecca that is New York City, you will soon be able to buy a bedazzled bagel.
The Westin New York Hotel in Times Square will begin selling a $1,000 bagel topped with Alba white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused Riesling jelly, and gold leaf flakes, for a limited time starting November 1. It will be available via room service and at the hotel’s restaurant during breakfast hours, though diners must place their order 24 hours in advance.
The $1,000 bagel appeared on the menu for a brief run in the fall of 2007, and requests for the blingy bagel have “come in yearly without fail,” according to a press release from the Westin.
Ten years later, the bagel has returned, feeding the local lust for frivolous foods.
The hotel insists that customers who order the bagel are getting “more than just over-priced carbs.” White truffle grows almost exclusively in the Alba region of Italy, and most “truffle hunters” use trained dogs or pigs to find them buried next to tree roots. It commands as much as $2,000 per pound. The high-end fungus tastes “slightly garlicky with a deep musky aroma,” according to Executive Chef Craig Reid at The Westin New York.