Introducing the world's most expensive sandwich

Guinness World Record Sandwich Costs $214
Guinness World Record Sandwich Costs $214

A New York restaurant is selling the world's priciest sandwich, which costs an eye-watering $214 (£140).

For that price you might think it'd also be the world's biggest sarnie, or at least come filled with Wagyu beef. But no, it's just a cheese toastie.

Granted, it's not your everyday variety: the bread is made with Dom Pérignon, while the butter is infused with white truffle. That is topped with Caciocavallo Podolico cheese and, once toasted, it's dusted with 23ct gold leaf shavings. Obviously.

You can see how it's made in the video above.

"Comfort food"

The Quintessential Grilled Cheese is sold at Serendipity 3, a restaurant popular with celebrities and other types with money to burn.

Chef Joe Calderone describes his 'grilled cheese' as "the ultimate experience in dining".

He adds: "We decided on grilled cheese as it's the ultimate in comfort food. What better way to celebrate that sandwich than to make the quintessential version of it?

"We chose ingredients by looking for the finest and rarest in the world to create the ultimate experience in dining."

We think one passer by, upon being given a sample of the Quintessential, summed it up quite nicely:

"It's the best cheese sandwich I've ever eaten, " she says. "Maybe not worth $214, though."

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The most expensive property on the open market in London right now isn't even a house. But this five-bedroom apartment has the prestigious One Hyde Park address, with magnificent views of both Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. Like a country house, it's split into two wings, connected by a 50-metre hallway. And the Candy & Candy decor is dramatic, to say the least. It's priced at an eye-watering £64,999,950, through Savills.

This seven-bedroom house has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, along with a spectacular double-volume entrance hall, panelled study and grand double reception room. There are also two large dining rooms, a cinema room and a staff flat on the lower ground floor. It costs £46,500,000 through Knight Frank.

This 18th-century house has its own spa tucked away in the basement, with swimming pool, gymnasium, steam room, sauna and beauty treatment suite. The "magnificent ambassadorial mansion" has six receptions, eight bedrooms and a separate mews house. It costs £39,500,000 through Savills.

This house may look in pretty good condition to you and me, but the agents reckon it "does require updating to meet today's standards". Built in 2001, Oaklands Park has over 100 acres of land with four cottages, 33 stables and a polo pitch. There are five reception rooms and six main bedroom suites. It's for sale through Savills for £25,000,000.

Just three miles from the middle of Edinburgh, sixteenth-century Craigcrook Castle is up for sale for the first time in nearly three hundred years. It needs a fair bit of work - and a great deal more money - but has gallons of potential. It's up for sale through Ballantynes with a guide price of £6,000,000.

The most expensive property we could find in Northern Ireland right now, Dundarave is a grand mid-eighteenth-century house standing in 595 acres. The extraordinary Great Hall, which rises to the full height of the building, was based on the hall of London's Reform Club. It's on the market for £5,000,000 with Savills.

It may be a little outside the usual footballer's territory, but Swettenham Hall has room for a good kickabout in several of its half-dozen reception rooms. There's an indoor swimming pool and gym, a historic chapel - and a helicopter hangar. It's up for sale with Jackson-Stops for £12,750,000.

This bastion of bling near Exeter was built four years ago and comes with an extraordinary range of features - from equestrian facilities to a helipad and hangar. There's an indoor swimming pool, an enormous garage that's more immaculate than most kitchens, and even an indoor shooting range - as well as a cinema, bar and entertainment suite. It'll set you back £7,000,000 through agents Knight Frank.

"Steeped in history and glamour", say the agents, this Georgian country pile has nine reception rooms and 13 bedrooms. Designed by by Sir John Soane, it features a sweeping double staircase and stunning original features. There's a rumour that Johnny Depp's interested, though, so you may need to move fast to snap it up. It's priced at £5,750,000 through agent Sowerbys.

Near Droitwich, this "faux-Regency house" has nine bedroom suites and four receptions - plus a huge conservatory and an orangery. It has a well-kitted out leisure wing, with pool, gym, sauna, steam room and solarium. Set in parkland, it's approached by an impressive drive. You can snap it up for £9,500,000 through agents Andrew Grant.


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