What a $100 Grilled Cheese Looks Like

April 12 marks National Grilled Cheese day, because why not! To mark this goey filled day, deca restaurant at the Ritz Carlton hotel is offering the zillion dollar grilled cheese.
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The Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese is not your childhood classic. deca Restaurant + Bar has created a one-of-a-kind experience. The sandwich is enveloped in artisan country sourdough bread, cooked until golden brown in Laudemio Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi EVOO. Layered between the bread is thinly sliced black Iberico ham, sourced from pigs living primarily in the South of Spain, allowed to roam free in the pasture eating acorns until they are of proper size. They are then salted and air-dried for six weeks followed by a minimum curing process of 12 months. The ham slices are smothered in melting 40-year aged Wisconsin cheddar infused with 24K gold flakes, taking the grilled cheese to the next level of decadence. Following are the Ellis Family Farms heirloom tomatoes, lightly drizzled with 100-year-old aged balsamic vinegar, and Oregon Perigord white truffle aioli. The sandwich is finished with Hudson Valley Foie Gras and a sunny side up duck egg, accompanied by a skillet of Lobster Mac.”

Want to try the zillion dollar grilled cheese? head over to deca which is located on the 12th floor of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611).

*image credit: Huge-Galdones

 

 

 

And after eating the sandwich…..
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