Apparently 2016 will not be the year we stop rolling our eyes at Williamsburg. In perhaps its most Brooklyn stunt yet, the ‘hood is now offering a $100 gold-flaked, champagne-filled donut that just might boot the cronut from the in-crowd (h/t BKMag).
Available at the newly opened Filipino spot the Manila Social Club, the Golden Cristal Ube Donut (as it’s formally known) is described on the restaurant’s Instagram as “infamous” and “adorned with icing made with Cristal champagne and filled with an ube mousse, champagne jelly, and covered with 24k Gold.”
The high-brow treat comes from the mind of head chef Björn DelaCruz, who shed some light on the donut in a recent interview with First We Feast:
…it’s very difficult to talk about this doughnut without thinking, “Oh, they just did it because it’s gold and expensive.” I cook with [those ingredients] because I think they taste good. If I wanted it to be just an expensive thing, I would use the Ace of Spades. For what I wanted to do, Cristal was the perfect match. To me, I think this tastes really amazing. It’s not just about the shock value, it’s a combination of it all.
Ready to drop a Benjamin on a donut? The Golden Cristal Ubes (ube is purple yam, by the way) are made every Friday, but you can only order them online on Thursdays. And if you live in the Tristate area, chef DelaCruz may very well hand deliver the donut to your door.
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Image via the Manila Social Club’s Instagram
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