Dougie Dog at 1011 Granville has new hot dog on the menu in honour of Chinese New Year and an upcoming appearance on Dragon's Den on CBC (Wednesday January 25, 2012) :
The Dragon Dog (claimed to be the most expensive hot dog in the world)
The hot dog features a foot-long bratwurst infused with hundred-year-old Louis XIII cognac, which costs over $2000 a bottle. Also on the dog, Kobe beef seared in olive and truffle oil and fresh lobster. A picante sauce (ingredients undisclosed) ties the flavors together for 12 inches of absolute culinary decadence.
"In designing this hot dog I wanted to come up with something super tasty and high-end that stays true to the traditional identity of the hot dog -- a hot dog that any hot dog lover would enjoy," explained dougieDOG proprietor and Chief Hot Dog Designer dougie luv.
So why the name "Dragon Dog"?
"Two reasons. First, the launch of this hot dog coincides with the beginning of Chinese Year of the Dragon. It also coincides with our appearance on Dragon's Den, the most popular show on Canadian television."
And the price?
If you have to ask you probably cannot afford it...
He requires that customers order Dragon Dogs 12 hours in advance. Already, he says, he has received about 10 reservations for them.
“You can come in and have a $5 hot dog if you want,” he says. “But if you want the best and have the experience of a lifetime, and it’s a special occasion, come and have the $100 hot dog.”
For less expensive dogs, poutine, Chili Cheese Fries, Mac and Cheese, Chili and many varieties of root beer (on tap and bottled check out the menu: