A Chicago restaurant and bar serves a grilled cheese sandwich that costs $100? The cost is justified by the fact that the cheese is infused with 24-karat gold.
Deca Restaurant + Bar (160 East Pearson St.), which is located inside of the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, is offering the "Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese" sandwich for the month of April only. At $100, the sandwich is considerably less expensive, yet still ridiculously expensive. According to Eater, the reason for the price tag is literally golden:
According to the press release below, the Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese "is not your childhood classic" and features black Iberico ham "sourced from pigs" that "roam free in the pasture eating acorns" in the "south of Spain," "artisan" country sourdough bread, 40-year aged Wisconsin cheddar "infused with 24k gold flakes," white truffle aioli, 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, heirloom tomatoes, foie gras, and comes topped with a sunny side up duck egg. Just incase that wasn't indulgent enough, the sandwich is also served with "a skillet of lobster mac."
The sandwich is decadence, opulence and gold—all in one very costly bite.