Chicago Restaurant Serves Up $350 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
As a long-time lover of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I've finally found one that I could go the rest of my life without having. I'm sure it's good, but...$350?
If you're anything like me, your first question upon hearing about a $350 sandwich probably was:
Why? Then, maybe you asked yourself what could possibly make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich worth that kind of money. Inquiring minds want to know.
Here's the deal on the sandwich.
The restaurant that's offering up the wallet-busting peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a place called P B & J in Chicago's west loop. And, the P B & J doesn't stand for peanut butter and jelly. Nope, it's pizza, beer, and jukebox.
The co-owners are brothers Matthew and Josh McCahill. After finding themselves out of work after being laid off from a Chicago nightclub, they decided to open their own place and make it a family friendly hangout with great music, great beer, and an outstanding menu (which also features the aforementioned $350 peanut butter and jelly sandwich called the "Golden Goose")
Here's how Chicago Eater describes the Golden Goose:
The center of attention is the over-the-top $350 “Golden Goose” that has to be ordered at least a day in advance. It’s an entire loaf of toasted bread made with edible gold leaf and layered with Maison Dutriez Red Currant Jam; it’s the most expensive jelly in the world, de-seeded by hand with goose quills. The peanut butter is Adams All-Natural, and it’s affordable retailing for around $5 per jar. It’s then drizzled with Manuka Honey, an ingredient native to New Zealand. They’ll also offer PB&Js in loaf form — the sandwiches are reassembled inside a bag, presented to diners, then sliced open table side.
Let's take a look: