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2014-04-10 04:48:48 PM

lockers: You can get heavy metal poisoning from gold.


Only organo/complexed gold. Your stomach acids aren't strong enough to do anything to elemental gold.
 
2014-04-10 04:53:08 PM
So can you poop into a miners pan and recover the gold the next day?
 
2014-04-10 05:00:19 PM

groppet: So can you poop into a miners pan and recover the gold the next day?


You could, but they only put like $0.25 worth of gold in the meal to begin with. Gold leaf is incredibly thin.
 
2014-04-10 05:04:42 PM
I thought Chicago banned fois gras years ago?
 
2014-04-10 05:12:51 PM

Dragonflew: Dragonflew: Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.

Well, my picture of Morgan Freeman didn't post. :(


I had no idea 'Sparkle-Tittie' was one of his nicknames.
 
2014-04-10 05:21:58 PM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Dragonflew: Dragonflew: Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.

Well, my picture of Morgan Freeman didn't post. :(

I had no idea 'Sparkle-Tittie' was one of his nicknames.


It's not.
 
2014-04-10 05:22:26 PM
Yay.  Yet another restaurant publicity stunt by combining as much of the most expensive shiat into a dish that can be called the most expensive whatever.
 
2014-04-10 05:23:28 PM
For $100, that thing better be delivered to your table by monkey butlers in their finest tuxedos
 
2014-04-10 05:25:18 PM

timujin: FTFA But why so pricey? Well here are the ingredients: black Iberico ham from pigs who have roamed "free in the pasture, eating acorns" because obviously, artisan sourdough bread, 40-year aged cheddar infused with 24k gold flakes, 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, white truffle aioli, foie gras, heirloom tomatoes and a duck egg. Oh and it comes with a portion of lobster mac 'n' cheese.

Any of these that use gold are just doing to to pump up the price.  Why have an ingredient that imparts no actual flavor?


Done in one, stopped reading comments here.

Anyone who buys this is an over-moneyed douche.
 
2014-04-10 05:32:24 PM
sounds good, but anything with gold flakes in it
 is meant for morons

you heard me, goldschlager..you are unfit for consumption
 
2014-04-10 05:34:34 PM
With those ingredients, I'd bet good money that a Big Mac and fries is actually less fat-laden, sodium-filled, and calorie-dense than that meal. I'm not a health nut by any means, but that sandwich appears orchestrated to make my gut very unhappy. Also, strong flavors competing with subtle ones and you don't have anything like  a balanced taste profile.
 
2014-04-10 05:36:14 PM

Canton: anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.

Yeah. Maybe a nice Emmental or Gruyere on that artisan bread. The aioli can stay. But the cheese has to be the star.


The other problem you will likely have with cheese that aged is that it won't melt smoothly, but will separate into oil and solids.
 
2014-04-10 05:37:54 PM

groppet: So can you poop into a miners pan and recover the gold the next day?


If your goal is to recover the gold I can think of an easier way...
 
2014-04-10 05:56:01 PM
I'm not sure what people don't understand about this, but: a sandwich with stuff on it other than cheese is not a grilled cheese sandwich.

The sandwich described in the link is a ham and cheese sandwich. Nothing wrong with that, but it's not a "grilled cheese sandwich."

A sandwich with SOME KIND OF MEAT + cheese is a SOME KIND OF MEAT sandwich, with cheese.

This isn't that hard.
 
2014-04-10 05:58:57 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Dragonflew: Stoker: I'd go as high as 24.00 just because of the lobster as a side seems fair.

But it is mixed with mac & cheese!  Why mix lobster with trailer park food? I mean, I like mac & cheese, but the taste would overpower the lobster.

And also no, $100 is certainly not warranted.

Because mac and cheese with lobster is awesome.  If you think that's trailer trash food then you're doing it wrong.  Very wrong and you should feel bad for being a bad person and a lousy cook.


One of those odd times you and I agree.


Protip: When making mac and cheese, cook up some bacon, and use the fat/grease from that instead of butter. You're welcome.
 
2014-04-10 06:04:53 PM

jdjoker: Canton: anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.

Yeah. Maybe a nice Emmental or Gruyere on that artisan bread. The aioli can stay. But the cheese has to be the star.

The other problem you will likely have with cheese that aged is that it won't melt smoothly, but will separate into oil and solids.


Hmm, true.

Might also be true for a harder Swiss, actually. Maybe a nice Havarti, then. You can't go wrong with Havarti.
 
2014-04-10 06:05:41 PM

lockers: WayToBlue: That looks terrible.

And seriously? 24k gold flakes?

Yes, tasteless, odorless, gold.

You can get heavy metal poisoning from gold.


Not really, gold is chemically inert. It can be alloyed with things that could cause you problems, but 24 carat gold won't hurt you unless you are allergic to it.
 
2014-04-10 07:28:20 PM

jigger: Um, that's a ham sandwich.


Convene a Grand Jury?

/sorry, the thread was left open after your post for some reason so i posted;p
 
2014-04-10 07:35:39 PM

WayToBlue: That looks terrible.

And seriously? 24k gold flakes?

Yes, tasteless, odorless, gold.


I want my sammich with Latinum
 
2014-04-10 07:44:43 PM

probesport: Fusilier: KeeptheChief: ichiban: A little silly that they talk about the animal welfare of "pigs who have roamed 'free in the pasture, eating acorns'" yet another ingredient is foie gras.

They were both slaughtered, amirite?

Maybe the pig was hit by a car.

[www.carfind.ca image 350x254]


Hey, isn't that the Vonage pig ?
 
2014-04-10 07:57:40 PM

anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.


Overpowerfuly awesome, I love some 5 year old Kerygold Chedder on fresh Tuscan bread from the local grocery store =)
 
2014-04-10 08:04:52 PM
I could make 3-4 of those for about $20 or less, minus the unnecessary gold flake.  One gram of broken sheets of gold leaf only costs $2.75.  The Iberico, foie and truffles are the pricey ingredients, but those look shaved thin on that sandwich.  I could sell those tomorrow for $25 and make a nice profit.  Chances are that they are using truffle oil in the aioli, anyhow.  100% synthetic bullshiat that only poorly informed foodies like. Unless you make your own truffle oil, it's fake.  And if you are making it, you're risking botulism.  That's why garlic-infused oils aren't sold.
 
2014-04-10 08:26:03 PM

Corvus: And I agree if you eating something with gold flakes you are just trying to be an pretentious asshole.

Also the idiot who gets the $16 "Kobe" burgers you see in tourist traps, especially cooked medium well, you are just an idiot. (For various reasons)


leonel: Unless it's a grilled cheese sandwich as big as two cars, there's nothing that warrents a $100 grilled cheese sandwich.


Sir, do you have a newsletter available?

Dragonflew: Dragonflew: Whatchoo Talkinbout:  Sparkle-Tittie.

Well, my picture of Morgan Freeman didn't post. :(


It's okay.  I heard it in his voice.

natas6.0: sounds good, but anything with gold flakes in it
 is meant for morons

you heard me, goldschlager..you are unfit for consumption


Try Goldwasser if you can find it.  Very complex flavors and herbacious scents.  It's actually worth ingesting and passing $.02 worth of shiny heavy metal.  Gold leaf is really cheap.  It's shiny, but not expensive.  And it's chemically inert, it just passes as glitter.  Goldshlager is for drunken bridesmaids.  Yummy drunken bridesmaids that imbibe far too much and are easy pickings at 2am.  There is nothing like watching a horned up and drunken bridesmaid rip off her own attire, willingly and forcefully.  She hated that dress.  The panties were the victim as she tears them violently to the side.

Ah, I'll be in my bunk, reminiscing.  I love working 20-30 weddings a season.
 
2014-04-10 08:26:06 PM
Every time there's an "amazing food" article on here, the actual contents are always disgusting foodie masturbation.  That sandwich does not look appetizing at all and is so far removed from a "cheese sandwich" that I'm not even sure what to call it.  With $100 one could buy some really nice cheese, really nice bread and a few quality extras or condiments to preference, make a delicious sandwich, and have enough left over to take the family out for a nice dinner tomorrow.
 
2014-04-10 08:30:31 PM

MylesHeartVodak: Corvus: And I agree if you eating something with gold flakes you are just trying to be an pretentious asshole.

Also the idiot who gets the $16 "Kobe" burgers you see in tourist traps, especially cooked medium well, you are just an idiot. (For various reasons)


Oops, I missed this one.  $16 for a "fauxbe" Kobe is way too cheap.  I've paid more than that at Mesa Grill for just a buffalo burger.  And it was very well worth it.  I always pick the lunch prixe-fix in Las Vegas.  Three courses, add in a few overpriced but awesome margaritas, and the bill for two is still under $60-$90.  Well worth it, too.  Cheap lunch in an awesome tourist spot.
 
2014-04-10 09:33:59 PM
Better come with a half.
 
2014-04-10 10:30:38 PM
Anymore, these pricey meals sound like somebody playing mad libs with an ingredient list.
 
2014-04-10 11:06:37 PM

ISO15693: I'd try it, once, if I was travelling on business and could expense it.

I'd ask for the gold flakes on the side though. Ew.


If you have a $1000 expense limit for a night... I'm kinda thinking there may be more... exciting... things you could spend it on.  ;)
 
2014-04-10 11:18:38 PM

Canton: jdjoker: Canton: anfrind: Only two of the ingredients they listed actually belong in a grilled cheese sandwich.  And I'd substitute the 40-year-old cheddar with something far milder (and without the stupid gold flakes), because extremely sharp cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich is overpowering.

Yeah. Maybe a nice Emmental or Gruyere on that artisan bread. The aioli can stay. But the cheese has to be the star.

The other problem you will likely have with cheese that aged is that it won't melt smoothly, but will separate into oil and solids.

Hmm, true.

Might also be true for a harder Swiss, actually. Maybe a nice Havarti, then. You can't go wrong with Havarti.


Yeah, aged cheese isn't for melting for the most part.  Its for eating straight-up and refrigerated.  I love all sorts of weird cheeses, but most of them would certainly be gross as hell melted on a sammich.
 
2014-04-11 06:31:12 AM
$100 for a sandwich? It better be a damn huge... *clicks link*

Oh.

Also if you refrigerate your cheese you are a philistine. It`s like eating stale bread.
 
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