What neither the Hotels.com Index nor this story touches on is that the club sandwich is, on its best day, a mediocre sandwich. Its blandness is universally in-offensive though, so it ends up on menus anyway.
Visitors to Hong Kong this summer will be able to taste one of the world’s most lavish club sandwiches for £40.
Following this month’s Hotels.com survey of club sandwich prices around the world, Hong Kong’s five-star Hullett House Hotel has partnered with the hotel booking website to create the ultimate extravagant club sandwich, surpassing the average price of one in Geneva which topped this year’s Club Sandwich Index – the annual survey estimating the cost of visiting various cities by the average price of a club sandwich at different hotels.
Costing more than double the average price of a club sandwich in the Swiss city, the deluxe sandwich features some of the world’s most expensive ingredients, from Beluga caviar, one of the costliest caviars in the world, to “A5 Wagyu beef and Balik salmon, which costs around £107 (HKD 1,300) per kilo,” said Peter Lee, Executive Sous Chef at Hullett House.
Spread between three crustless, lightly toasted slices of bread, the lavish ingredients will be placed alongside sliced black pork bacon, Iberico ham, Belgian figs, sliced Roma tomato, Romaine lettuce, cucumber, French chicken, Italian organic egg, mayonnaise, mesclun salad and green asparagus.
“The Club Sandwich frequently appears on hotel menus across the globe, but the creation from Hullett House shows how you can transform a staple into a work of art with a few luxurious ingredients,” said Alison Couper from Hotels.com.
The luxury club sandwich priced at £40 (HDK 480) will be available at The Parlour restaurant at Hullett House until August 31.
Last month, shops and businesses in Rome were criticised after a group of British tourists in the city were charged £54 (€64) for four ice creams .
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