Luxury Bagel

Luxury Bagel



What make a bagel $1,000 you ask?

This bagel isn’t topped with Philadelphia Cream Cheese, instead with a white truffle cream cheese. A berry infused Rielsling jelly with golden leaves. This work of culinary art is the creation of chef Frank Tujague of the Westin New York Hotel at Times Square and was created in part to raise funds for a charity that provides scholarships to students of the culinary arts, Les Amis d’Escoffier Scholarship. In terms of weight, the white truffles, also known as “white gold”, are the second most expensive food just after caviar. Truffles are a fruiting fungi like mushrooms, but they differ because they grow underground instead of popping out from the surface. The also grow with a relationship with trees, they take sugar form the roots and give back minerals.