A Brooklyn restaurant is setting a new gold standard in doughnuts. The Manila Social Club has been making a name for itself with its lilac hand-crafted ube doughnuts from the ube vegetable, which is a type of purple yam common Filipino cuisine. Now the restaurant has taken its iridescent doughnuts a step (okay, many, many steps) further by transforming the humble doughnut into a luxury dessert fit for your friendly neighborhood monarch—the gold-ube doughnut.
“It started as a tongue-in-cheek thing because we love doughnuts and we love champagne,” a spokesman for the restaurant says. “We started making them for friends of the restaurant, but then when people started posting pictures, orders took off like crazy.”
The concoction is covered with icing made with Cristal champagne, filled with an ube mousse and champagne jelly, and then covered with 24k Gold. The cost? $100 per doughnut, putting it in the running for official dessert of the 1%. The golden delights are cheaper by the dozen, though, going for $1,000, including delivery to anywhere in the tri-state area.