The pastry of the people, these days they’ve been elevated to high-falutin’ foodie status. Locally crafted, artisanally made donuts are the new must-have accessory and nowhere else is that more obvious than New York, where fried dough—with a golden touch!—can now run you over $1,000 a dozen.
Thoughtfully created by chef Björn DelaCruz for his Filipino restaurant Manila Social Club in Brooklyn, his Golden Cristal Ube Donut is made of ube, a purple yam popular in the Philippines. It adds great texture, flavor, and color to traditional Filipino desserts and now provides the base for this extravagant confection. These aren’t the stale pastries you find relegated to the waiting room of a car dealership: no, these donuts are handmade, drizzled with icing made of Cristal champagne, filled with ube mousse and champagne jelly, then sprinkled with edible 24k gold flakes.
The Cristal isn’t for just for show, though, as DelaCruz states, “…Cristal has really great honey notes which goes great with ube (purple yam)…There was a time when I was eating this doughnut while drinking Cristal, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is a great combo!’”
The golden 24K treat is yours for $100,- a pop @Manila Social Club Miami.