Twenty-four karat gold is normally something associated with jewelry — until now. New York City restaurant The Ainsworth partnered with Jonathan Foodgōd Cheban on the ultimate high-low menu item, 24K gold chicken wings.
Heres how the magic happens: wings are brined for 12 hours (one half-hour per karat), coated with a house-made dry rub, baked, flash-fried and then coated in a layer of gold dust.
Despite the luxurious luster, these wings wont break the bank: you can get 10 for $45 or 20 for $90.
If you feel like splurging, theres also an option to get 50 — plus a bottle of Ace of Spades brand Champagne — for a cool $1,000. That grand also includes a bit of celebrity connection, as Ace of Spades is owned by Jay-Z.
But theres one more question to ask: Why?
Brian Mazza, president of Paige Hospitality (which owns The Ainsworth) told CNN, We wanted to create something over-the-top thats never been done before, and youve never seen or