Cognac-soaked hot dog is most expensive19th August, 2014 by Lauren Eads
A hot dog soaked in 100-year-old Louis XIII Cognac has been officially recognised as the world’s most expensive example of the fast-food favourite.
The decadent dog, created by Vancouver-based restaurant Dougie Dog, comes soaked in the $2,000 vintage Cognac, fried in truffle oil and topped with Kobe beef, fresh lobster and the restaurant’s signature picante sauce.
The foot-long Bratwurst carries a hefty price tag of $100, with more than 1,000 people so far coughing up the cash to sample the restaurant’s “Dragon Dog”, since it first launched in 2012.
Although anyone who wants a taste must order 12 hours in advance.
Speaking to New York Daily News, Dougie Luv, President of Dougie Dogs, said: “When I was designing this hot dog I wanted to come up with something super tasty but also high-end.
“But something that still stays true to the traditional identity of the hot dog – that any hot dog lover would enjoy. Just ask the 1090 people who have dared to spend $100 – they have all absolutely loved it.”
The creation was officially inducted into the Guinness World Records this week as the world’s most expensive hot dog.