Is this the world's most expensive hot dog? Ball park snack made with mushroom dust and caviar sells for $80
Last updated at 7:32 PM on 25th July 2011
With mushroom dust, caviar and creme freche topping, it has an ingredient list fit for a Michelin star restaurant.
And at $80, a Massachusetts baseball stadium's new hot dog certainly has a price tag to match.
The new 'McMullen Dog' at Brockton Roxstadium is vying for the title of world's most expensive hot dog after going on sale last Saturday.
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Heavy: The $80 McMullen Dog is vying for the title of world's most expensive hot dog
While box seats at the modest club go for a mere $15, the monster dog is set to prove a hit with the punters according to food and beverage manager Sander Stotland.
Pointing to the hot dogs deep fried authenticity, he told The Enterprise that the fancy snack will still deliver that familiar ball park taste.
He said: 'It's a cross of the redneck meets the rich and famous.'
According to Mr Scotland the McMullen Dog - named after Atlantic City chef Ryan McMullen who came up with the idea - features a half-pound all-beef sausage rolled in truffle oil, coated with the dust of pulverised porcini mushrooms and topped with white truffle shavings.
Even the bread roll gets the rockstar treatment, with the hand made buckwheat blini coming from one of Cape Cod's most exclusive bakeries.
And instead of the usual ketchup and mustard, the McMullen comes with a caviar and creme fraiche dressing and salmon roe.
Comparison: A normal hotdog (top) is a pale imitator when compared to the $80 McMullen dog
The dog should have no problem achieving world record status, as the previous holder - the Foot Long Haute Dog served at New York's Serendipity 3 - costs a mere $69.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018615/Mushroom-dust-caviar-truffles--80-ball-park-hot-dog-vying-world-record.html#ixzz1TAvZgk3V