A Filipino restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is serving a fancy doughnut that's encrusted in gold and specked with crystals. Chef Björn DelaCruz of the Manila Social Club created the fancy pastry, which cost $100 a piece.
DelaCruz calls this treat the Golden Cristal Ube Donut, which is made from purple yam, or ube halaya, a popular Filipino dessert fare. The doughnut is then covered in Braven White IPA icing. The chef added gold leaf and Cristal, a type of champagne, to the ingredients because of his love for champagnes. "I wanted to add something [to the menu] for the New Year to celebrate how long we have been going," DelaCruz told First We Feast.
The doughnut does have pricey ingredients, but that's just part of the costs, as the chef also prepares each pastry by hand, according to Forbes.
Delacruz expressed that the doughnuts will be available every Fridays for the whole year, as they has generated a lot of interest, The Daily Meal noted. If you're planning to buy a dozen of Golden Cristal Ube Donut, you have plenty of time to save up and plan a trip to Brooklyn.
"We have this doughnut program where we make doughnuts every Friday, and you can only order them online on Thursday. The reason why we do this is because we're not a doughnut shop," the chef said.
However, those who want to taste the doughnut can only pick it up in person at the restaurant or have DelaCruz and his staff hand-deliver this without any exceptions, according to Yahoo! Food. They had turned down a wealthy Texas businessman because the doughnuts cannot be shipped out of state since DelaCruz wants to keep its quality fresh.
Aside from the now-famous doughnuts, DelaCruz's family-owned restaurant also serves Filipino classic dishes with a twist.
DelaCruz isn't the first to create the world's most expensive doughnut, however, as Krispy Kreme in the U.K. unveiled a special £1,000 doughnut back in May 2014, Fox News reported.
Watch how the chef creates the Golden Cristal Ube Donut in this video: