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Snack bar sells gold-covered schnitzel for €150

AFP · 17 Dec 2009, 15:23

Published: 17 Dec 2009 15:23 GMT+01:00

The “Golden Kaiser Schnitzel” is on offer at a self-service counter in Düsseldorf, western Germany for a cool €150.

Swathed in 24-carat gold, it outshines the sausage and meatball dishes on the menu, which start at under €5.

Surprisingly it is not the Midas touch that makes the dish so pricey, but the white Italian Alba truffles in the breading, sold for up to €5,000 per kilo, in addition to the black truffles on top, shop manager Thomas Huber told AFP.

While just milligrammes of gold leaf are needed, the recipe requires a few grammes of truffles.

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"Gold has no taste," Huber said, but it does give the dish an attractive glimmer.

Huber has been serving the decadent delicacy for three years at the Berger Straße restaurant, selling a total of about 100, but has only recently begun actively promoting it, he said.

Your comments about this article

20:23 December 17, 2009 by Henckel
Gold is edible? "I guess so ..."
22:50 December 17, 2009 by piper1
Gold is inert to the human body ( Gold fillings as an example )

The gold just passes through.

The only one that would benefit downstream from this edible delight would be a sewerage worker
15:24 December 18, 2009 by Henckel
@piper1: Thanks for the information.
01:43 December 21, 2009 by sc123
Does anyone know what gold tastes like if so please tell or send me a pm
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