7 Most Gourmet Un-Gourmet Foods

Eating in fancy restaurants often leaves people confused and hungry due to the combination of small portion sizes and pretentious menu items. Luckily, there are a few solid options that can help make fine dining a little friendlier. Check out the list below to learn how some of your old faves have been made over by head chefs and brought into the world of gourmet.

Lobster Mac N’ Cheese

For those of you on the east coast of the USA, lobster mac n’ cheese may seem normal, but as far as the rest of us are concerned, we’re used to cut up hot dogs and adding lobster seems a bit extravagant. When you’re over on the east coast, this luxury item gets closer to affordable, but if you want to try to find it anywhere else in the world, it’s gonna cost you. Lobster prices do tend to vary day by day however, so if you wanna try this deep sea diner dish, try to go when the fish market is having an off day.

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Fancy Franks

Speaking of hot dogs, gourmet versions of these famous meat tubes are actually becoming pretty popular. Entire chains dedicated to this madness are popping up all over the world. Wholesome ingredients and natural hand twisted casings are what makes these dogs “gourmet.” Extravagant topping choices such as Korean beef ribs or prosciutto also help take these guys to the next level.

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Gourmet Jell-O

The foodies may refer to it as “gelatin” but to the rest of us, it’s Jell-O. What makes it gourmet, however, is a combination of the shapes you mold it into and your choice of liquid. Champagne is an easy way to make anything feel gourmet, and adding it to Jell-O is no different — and happening in major fine dining establishments worldwide. Creating “caviar” garnish by dropping hot gelatin into chilled oil is another way that Jell-O has become acceptable to fancy food-eaters. So next time you need to bring some dessert, don’t feel bad that it only cost you 50 cents!

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