Hoping to set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark, the Brockton Rox are launching on Saturday what could be the world’s most expensive hot dog – an $80 foot-long delicacy with such exotic trimmings as caviar and truffle shavings.
The McMullen – named after Atlantic City chef Ryan McMullen, who helped the team construct it – is a half-pound, all-beef hot dog rolled in truffle oil. It’s coated with porcini dust – pulverized mushrooms – and sprinkled with white truffle shavings, then topped with dollops of crème fraiche, fresh roe and caviar shipped from California. Keeping with baseball tradition, the dog will be deep-fried.
The dog will be served in a blini roll, a high-end bread specially made by the Cape Cod-based Underground Bakery.
“It’s a cross of the redneck meets the rich and famous,” said Sander Stotland, director of food and beverage for the team.
The dog already has its first buyer, too. A Japanese film producer who heard about it decided to send a professional photographer to Saturday’s game to document the dog before the team ships it to his New York address, Stotland said.
The sale, to begin when the Rox host Newark, coincides with National Hot Dog Day.
Stotland said the dog will become a permanent fixture on the menu, but he asks that those interested give 24-hour notice in case the team needs to ship in any ingredients.
The Foot Long Haute Dog, the current Guinness record-holder, sells for $69 at Serendipity 3 in New York City and was introduced last July 23.