First, Gwyneth Paltrow offended us all by releasing her cookbook that calls for insanely overpriced ingredients like duck eggs. Now, a restaurant called 4Fourteen in Sydney, Australia has had the audacity to offer a $120 breakfast sandwich. Yeah, forget the fast food drive-through $1 menu. Why not spend 120x more on breakfast that boasts an eye-popping price tag for being made with pan-fried duck egg, semi-dried and smoked gourmet truss tomatoes, duck foie gras, caviar, creme fraiche, shaved truffles, English cheddar, and a handmade (huh?) brioche bun? Oh, not to mention it'll be served with a side of chips and shaved truffle aioli.
I'll tell you why not. There are some indulgences that are worth every inflated penny. There are others that are not. An egg-and-bacon roll -- no matter how decadent or gourmet -- will always be squarely among the latter!