The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let FWx do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week.
$4,900 Chicken Wings: For a truly baller Super Bowl party, there’s only one way to throw down—chicken wings smothered in caviar, truffles and foie gras. A dozen of New York City's Old Homestead Steakhouse’s special Super Bowl wings will run you $4,900, but if you love luxury, they’re worth every penny. Three of the wings are covered in a Louis XII Cognac-infused cream sauce, white truffles and black truffles. Three are coated in foie gras. Three are doused in caviar. And three are actually Kobe beef “wings” marinated in high-end sake. Don’t live in NYC and still want to drop five grand on a snack? Homestead will ship the wings anywhere in the country. [LA Times]
$600 Tea: What to drink with your insanely expensive wings? How about some insanely expensive tea? London’s Royal China Club brews a pot of tea that goes for just under $600. The tea is Da Hong Pao, a type of oolong that’s picked from three famous bushes. As the leaves grow, farmers wipe them with goat’s milk. After being harvested and baked over charcoal, the leaves are aged for up to 80 years. [Eater]