The agency that watches inflation in the United States, the Federal Reserve,
might have to reconsider the cost of food after visiting a restaurant in New York City.
The restaurant, Serendipity 3, serves the worlds costliest french fries.
The restaurant can be found in Manhattans Upper East Side, a neighborhood known for its high living costs.
French fries are long, thin pieces of potato that are cooked in fat at a high temperature.
Serendipity 3 is well known in New York City.
Many famous people, including Andy Warhol and Marilyn Monroe, have eaten there.
Singer Cher even wrote something for the restaurants cookbook.
Serendipity is a really "happy place," said Creative Director and Chef Joe Calderone.
"People come here to celebrate, to really escape the reality of life sometimes."
Serendipity 3 already claims the world record for the most expensive hamburger, at $295.
It also claims the world record for priciest ice cream sundae, a cold sweet treat, at $1,000.
And on July 13, the Guinness World Records credited the restaurant with the costliest french fries in the world.
The creation is named "Creme de la Creme Pomme Frites."
It begins with Chipperbec potatoes.
The restaurant briefly cooks the vegetables in boiling vinegar, an acidic liquid, and champagne, a special alcohol.
Then they are cooked two times in goose fat.
The birds fat makes the potatoes crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside.
The fries are topped with gold that a person can eat.
They are also topped with truffles – a rare and tasty fungus that is very costly.
"Truffle is the main star here," said the restaurants Corporate Executive Chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert.
Like many restaurants, Serendipity was closed during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Calderone and Schoen-Kiewert thought the specialty fries would be a good way to announce the restaurants return.
It reopened on July 9.
The move is working.
There is an eight- to 10-week wait list for the fries.
"Its been a rough year and a half for everyone, and we need to have some fun now," Calderone said.
Im Gregory Stachel.