Bakery selling crazy expensive gold doughnut with Cristal icing


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Manila Social Club, a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York City is causing a stir on social media after revealing it's selling a doughnut covered in Cristal champagne icing and 24-karat gold flakes.

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The fancy doughnut will cost you $100 and some New Yorkers have apparently been willing to pay $1,200 for a dozen of the sparkling treats.

The restaurant's owner and chef, Björn DelaCruz, explained to First We Feast:

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 Golden Cristal Ube Donut came along because there is a brewery in Bushwick called Braven Brewery, and we know the owners Marshall and Erik. We both started our businesses around the same time. We had a doughnut event where I unveiled a doughnut with icing made with Braven White IPA, dusted with gold. That was the beginning of the golden doughnut [idea].

The reason that gold leaf and Cristal were added was because I love all different champagnes. I wanted to add something [to the menu] for the new year to celebrate how long we have been going. I didn’t know people would go and order a dozen [of these] at a time! But then again, it is New York, and there are people willing to put down a grand for a dozen doughnuts.

The Filipino restaurant is known for its ube donuts, a creation made from mashing purple yams and cost $40 a dozen.



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