NYC restaurant sells $100 donut made of champagne, yams, gold

Looks like rent isn’t the only thing going through the roof in New York.

A restaurant in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn is selling a donut for $100, removing all doubt that the area has been 100% gentrified. The doughnut is flavored with champagne, ube (purple yam) and mousse. Of course, 24K gold flecks are sprinkled on the pastry to add extra value.

Aptly named, the “Golden Cristal Ube Donut” you can find it at the Manila Social Club. A Filipino restaurant, it is actually very small and family run.

One of the owners, Spencer Ware, says, “There is kind of contention around putting gold around a donut and selling it for $100 dollars and without people having the knowledge that we are a really small place, we are family run, it’s kind of just a fun thing for us. We don’t want to be misconstrued in that way.”

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