Cheltenham restaurant serving up £150 bacon butty for charity
IF you want to sink your teeth into gold buns and saffron, a Cheltenham restaurant has a potentially record breaking £150 bacon butty on the menu.
Paul Philips, who owns the newest restaurant on Winchcombe Street, has started a campaign to raise money for two charities close to his heart.
The owner of Tangberry's, whose shop completes a full let on the street has created a bacon butty to raise money for two charities close to his heart.
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The 41-year-old, who grew up in South Africa, has put what he hopes is the world's most expensive bacon butty on his menu. The pricey bite is readily available to any of his customers.
He said: "It is definitely a bit special."
The bacon butty, called Bacon Bling because of its shiny exterior, is made of truffle cream instead of butter, sandwiched between buns from Stroud bakers Hall's.
It is topped with saffron, and filled with black truffle shavings.
To complete the dish, the buns are garnished with real edible gold dust, and gold leaves.
Six sheets of rare-breed bacon fill the butty.
Paul is looking to enter the dish into the Guinness World Records list as the most expensive commercially available bacon butty. A New York restaurant has the most commercially expensive hamburger at £2,839, and Paul is hoping his bacon butty will launch a new category in the record books.
He has vowed to give the entire cost of making the dish to SKRUM, a British charity which helps children in Swaziland learn to play rugby, and the Regular Forces Employment Association.
The organisation helps those leaving the armed forces find employment in civilian life.
Paul said: "I've always loved the game of rugby, and supported the sport. The charity helps the children of Africa learn social values through the game. My great uncle also served in the Second World War, so I wanted to do something for servicemen and women who give so much to the life of their country."