Being rich looks fun. Luxury cars, mansions, yachts, and vacations to exotic locales. But being wealthy doesn’t exactly mean you maximize your affluence in a responsible way. For instance, you might splurge on chicken wings covered in gold and a bottle of fancy champagne for $1,000. That’s right, for a grand you can get 24-karat wings. It’s official, Americans definitely have too much disposable income.
This extravagant poultry comes to us via The Ainsworth, an upscale restaurant, bar, and lounge venue that has four locations in New York City (FiDi, Midtown, Chelsea & East Village), two in New Jersey (Hoboken & Newark), Kansas City, and Nashville. The Ainsworth collaborated with Jonathan Cheban, who I’m told is on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Cheban, who calls himself the “Foodgōd,” has an Instagram with over 2.6 million followers because of course he does.
The opulent wings are soaked in a mixture of coconut butter, gold butter, chipotle, and honey batter for 24 hours. Then they are dusted with real gold flakes before being served with a gourmet bleu cheese dipping sauce.
Eats one 24-karat gold wing…
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Eats a dozen 24-karat gold wings…
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The precious metal-covered chicken costs $30 for 10 wings or $60 for 20 wings. For ballers with a deep bank account, you can purchase 50 ostentatious wings plus a bottle of Jay-Z’s Champagne Armand de Brignac for $1,000. That’s a smidge more than Hooters wings. Why not wash down your gold chicken wings with glitter beer. One essential question looms, does your toilet get sprinkled with gold chips after you digest them?