This limited edition bagel that was only purchased until December 14 of last year, was created as a charity fund raiser. The proceeds of went to the Les Amis d’Escoffier Scholarship for culinary arts students. This certainly gave a new meaning to rich food.
The Westin New York chef concocted this bagel with a schmear of a goji berry Reisling jelly, white truffle cream cheese and gold leaves. Also for sale was an ice-cream sundae with a 23 karat edible gold leaf, as well as caviar and lobster pizza.
Chef Frank Tujague said that, “Bagels are a New York food landmark, which is where the base for this dish came from. White truffles are a simple, quality ingredient that takes the meal, or the bagel in this case, to the next level.”
“By giving back a portion of the proceeds, we are inspiring future chefs to think outside the box and maximize culinary creativity,” he added.