Food & Beverage

What's inside a $100 grilled cheese sandwich

Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese by Deca Restaurant
Source: Deca Restaurant

Chicago's Deca Restaurant + Bar inside the Ritz-Carlton takes a luxurious spin on school lunch this April with the "Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese," reported Thursday. Available for $100, the sourdough bread sandwich features "thinly sliced black Iberico ham, sourced from pigs living primarily in the south of Spain."

When the free-range, acorn-eating pigs "are of proper size," they are "salted and air-dried for six weeks followed by a minimum curing process of 12 months," the press release said.

The other ingredients emphasize that the sandwich is truly "not your childhood classic." The 40-year aged Wisconsin cheddar is "infused with 24K gold flakes," the release said, and the heirloom tomatoes, 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, white truffle aioli, and foie gras, or duck meat, are topped with a "sunny side up duck egg." All this comes with a skillet of lobster mac and cheese.

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