Snack bar sells gold-covered schnitzel for €150

A German snack bar is bucking the economic crisis with a posh twist on a favourite local dish: a veal filet coated with gold leaf and truffles that has been dubbed the world's priciest schnitzel.

Snack bar sells gold-covered schnitzel for €150
Mmmmmm. Photo: DPA

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.

“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.

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