Who Will Buy This $150 Platinum-Topped Donut?
This extravagant creation is approximately six inches of luxury donut... which comes to $30 an inch.
One Brooklyn restaurant is peddling a shiny, boozy baked good for the cost of approximately 10-dozen Dunkin' Donuts.
The creator of the $100 gold donut that recently blew up your Instagram feed is back with an even pricier ring of dough. At Manila Social Club, a Williamsburg restaurant serving Filipino fare, chef Björn DelaCruz—the mind behind these elaborate yeasty creations—has partnered with a major tequila brand to unleash his latest (and most luxe) culinary endeavor just in time for Cinco de Mayo.
Dubbed the "Patronut," Manila Social Club's newest three-digit pastry offers up a unique combination of flavors. The pricey morsel is rose petal-flavored and filled with ginger-jalapeno margarita jelly and cream. And, of course, each is coated in Patrón Platinum Tequila frosting and topped with sheets of edible silver and platinum, which lend the donut a tin foil-like appearance.
This creation is the sequel to DelaCruz's buzzed about Golden Cristal Ube Donut, which made headlines last December for its extravagant combination of Cristal filling and 24-karat gold flake topping—and even more extravagant $100 price tag. Now, next to the Patronut, that sounds like a bargain.
As Gothamist pointed out, each donut is approximately six inches... which comes to $30 an inch. For those intrigued by the idea of such a luxurious, bank-busting bite, the donuts will only be available this week—leading up to the tequila-fuelled holiday—by special request. While the Patronut's price tag might raise some eyebrows (okay, a lot of eyebrows), all proceeds from the sales will go to the American Cancer Society.
No word yet on whether consumption of the donut will leave you—and your wallet—feeling a little hung-over.