A chef who has cooked for the likes of Kanye West and Anne Hathaway has a new meal on the table – flogging gold-encrusted sandwiches for £50.
Andrea Zagatti, 28, who has been a private chef for Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, has opened a high-end sandwich joint, Mr Z’s Luxury Sandwiches, in Chelsea, London.
Despite boasting caviar-filled snacks costing up to £50 and pricey sandwiches on the menu, the owner has claimed that his upmarket treats are an ‘affordable luxury’.
But the cheapest sarnie up for grabs costs £25, the equivalent of ten McDonald’s happy meals, while the priciest delicacy is the ‘millionaire’ sandwich for a whopping £50.
Andrea Zagatti, 28, has opened a high-end sandwich joint, Mr Z’s Luxury Sandwiches, with most expensive snack on the menu being a gold-encrusted sandwich costing £50 (above)
The luxury sandwich contains aged beef ribeye, chimichurri, chicharrones, buffalo ricotta, king oyster mushrooms which is wrapped in 24 carat edible gold.
And if that isn’t extravagant enough, customers can pay another £50 to have a side of caviar with their gold-encrusted treat.
Speaking about his mouth-watering treats, Andrea said: ‘I love making sandwiches for my friends, using the highest quality ingredients.
‘What I am planning to do with Mr Z’s Luxury sandwiches, is bring luxury to everybody.’
Other sandwiches boast elaborate names such as Da Vinci and Poseidon, which is a croissant filled with caviar, smoked salmon, labneh, whipped butter, cucumber and lettuce.
Other sandwiches boast elaborate names such as Da Vinci and Poseidon, which is a croissant filled with caviar, smoked salmon, labneh, whipped butter, cucumber and lettuce (above)
Mr Z’s Luxury Sandwiches delivers the snacks to posh London neighbourhoods, including Kensington and Knightsbridge – home to Madonna, the Beckhams and Elton John.
Despite hospitality businesses struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrea has just opened his takeaway and hopes his luxury sandwiches will cheer people up.
Andrea continued: ‘The reason I came up with Mr Z’s luxury sandwiches is because the past 12 months have been real hell in how the hospitality industry and luxury hospitality has been doing.
‘It has been really challenging for everyone in London to stay in London and not go somewhere else around the world where the situation is a bit better.
‘Luxury hospitality – where I work for private clients and cater for the highest members of society – has been damaged pretty badly.’
Despite boasting caviar-filled snacks costing between £25 and £50, owner Andrea (above), who has catered for Kanye West, has said his upmarket treats are an ‘affordable luxury’
Mr Z’s Luxury Sandwiches (above, full menu) is based in Chelsea, London, and delivers the snacks to other posh London neighbourhoods, including Kensington and Knightsbridge
Each high-end sandwich is made by Andrea himself, who has worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world and catered for celebrities.
He insisted that he wanted to deliver his quality treats for ‘everybody to be able to afford’ and is aiming for ‘Michelin-star standard’ with his sandwich joint.
He continued: ‘I wanted to deliver it for everybody to be able to afford, without compromising on the quality of the ingredients and the source of the ingredients and the quality of the craftsmanship.
‘I’m not saying they are Michelin-star standard, but that is the quality I am aiming for.
‘I source all of the ingredients myself from trusted suppliers.
‘I will personally make every single sandwich. It’s going to be extremely boutique.’
Andrea said he wants to deliver his quality treats for ‘everybody to be able to afford’ and is aiming for ‘Michelin-star standard’ with his sandwich joint (above, caviar-filled sandwich)
But some Brits were stunned at the price of his gold-encrusted sandwich and other treats (above, some sandwiches on offer), hitting back at his claims that the treats were ‘affordable’
But some Brits were left gobsmacked about the price of his gold-encrusted sandwich, hitting back at his claims that the treats were affordable for ‘everyone’.
Taking to Twitter, food writer Jonathan Nunn said: ‘I regret to inform you that a new place in Chelsea is delivering “sandwiches for the 1 per cent”.’
Another wrote, ‘£50 for a sandwich’, as a third person agreed ‘the £50 sandwich is chaos’.
While one outraged person commented: ‘Those sandwiches are trying too hard.’
And a fifth added: ‘Fair play to the sandwich shop, if they’ve found people who will pay £50 for a sandwich.’
One person even branded the upmarket sandwich a ‘rip off’, arguing that the price should not be so high just because it has ’50p worth of gold leaf’ on it.