230 FIFTH Cuts the Mustard With World’s Most Expensive Hot Dog for Charity


To honor July 23 as National Hot Dog Day, 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penthouse Lounge, New York’s largest rooftop bar, has re-imagined an American culinary icon for one percenters who like to do good while indulging their Champagne tastes with the 230 FIFTH Dog — at $2,300 it is the world’s priciest hot dog, all sales will be donated to City Harvest, the food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New York City’s men, women and children.

The new world record-setting 230 FIFTH Dog is a riff on a conventional hot dog with all the fixings by 230 FIFTH Executive Chef Johnny Benedetti utilizing the most expensive and / or finest luxury ingredients. They start with the foot-long dog itself made of richly marbled wagyu beef dry aged for 60 days by DeBragga, New York’s Butcher®, ($1225 for a dry aged seven-rib roast from DeBragga) and laced with black truffles. It rests on a brioche bun toasted with white truffle butter and is topped by New York City’s own organic $9-a-bottle W Ketchup, seasoned with saffron to make it even more precious, and by Mustarde de Charroux imported from France for $35.

The accoutrements continue with Vidalia onions caramelized in Dom Perignon Champagne and 100-year-old balsamic vinegar (the $389 a bottle Mussini Ill Grande Vecchio) and house-made organic sauerkraut braised in Louis Roederer Cristal and inflected with rare platinum oscetra caviar (the finest caviar legally available in the U.S. since the 2005 ban on Iranian beluga). Finally, the decadent dog is capped with house-made relish from Gordy’s Pickle Jar sweet chips ($10 a jar) and sparkling with gold leaf.

The 230 FIFTH Dog will be available daily as of Monday, July 30, to anyone interested in a unique taste experience and helping fight hunger in New York City by placing a 48-hour advance order by calling (212) 725-4300 or emailing info@230-fifth.com with “Hot Dog” in the subject line.

The hot dog eating elite can savor this one-of-a-kind meal either on 230 FIFTH’s expansive, palm tree-punctuated 14,000-square foot roof deck or in the Penthouse Lounge with its floor-to-ceiling window walls. Wherever they savor it, 230 FIFTH Dog purchasers will have bragging rights to having consumed the world’s most expensive hot dog, while having helped fight hunger in New York City by supporting City Harvest.

230 FIFTH is located at 230 Fifth Avenue, between 26th and 27th Streets. It is open 365 days a year until 4 a.m., from 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 212-725-4300 or visit www.230-fifth.com.