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Is This Platinum Patron-Infused Donut Worth $150?

Meet the Patronut. 

This Williamsburg Chef, Björn DelaCruz, is taking the Manila Social Club to new heights. The Filipino cuisine restaurant doubles as an upscale pastry spot -- and "upscale" is bit of an understatement, if you ask me.

His latest creation, The Patronut, is described via The Manila Socia Club as a "rose petal donut filled with cream and a spicy ginger-jalapeno margarita jelly, covered in a sweet tequila frosting, and then finally topped off with sheets of edible silver and platinum". Oh, it also has Patron in it and costs $150 (but supposedly, it's only being offered this week and its proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society).

The restaurant's  idea of a costly donut didn't just appear out of thin, sugary fairytale coma-inducing air, either. Just four months ago they debuted their gold standard, the Golden Cristal Ube, which is "adorned with icing made with Cristal champagne and filled with an ube mousse, champagne jelly, and covered with 24k Gold," according to their Instagram. And that one, ladies and gentlemen, is only going for a quick $100. 


From gold to platinum, it's a wonder what they'll do next. Do I smell diamonds?

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