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TV Dinners: Gossip Girl — Grilled Cheese

With the writers' strike putting a pause on my favorite television series plot, I've started watching repeats of Gossip Girl. I recently caught the pilot and came across a scene in which Chuck feeds a drunk Serena a grilled cheese sandwich from his hotel's kitchen.

Not your ordinary grilled cheese — it's actually on the New York Palace Hotel's restaurant menu — this sandwich costs $50. So what makes it so divinely delicious and extra expensive? Thick-cut housemade bread, imported Italian Fontina cheese, and fresh shaved black truffles. To take a look at a clip from the episode and check out the recipe,

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Gossip Girl's Grilled Cheese Sandwich
From Christopher Lee

8 slices of fresh baked white bread (look for a local bakery)
16 slices of fontina cheese
2 tbsp sweet butter
2 oz fresh shaved black winter truffles
salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Layer 2 slices of fontina cheese between 2 slices of white bread and shave a couple of slices of truffles in the middle of each sandwich; do the same for all four sandwiches.
  2. Heat a large fry pan over medium heat and add the butter.
  3. When the butter melts, add the sandwiches and cook until the bread is nice and toasted.
  4. Remove and slice sandwiches in half and place into four plates.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

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kathili kathili 7 years
grilled cheese w/ truffles/truffle oil is sooooooo good...i've only had them once at princeton houseparties
azucar_ame azucar_ame 7 years
Mmmmmmmmmm! sounds YUMMY!!
azucar_ame azucar_ame 7 years
Mmmmmmmmmm! sounds YUMMY!!
whenturtlesfly whenturtlesfly 7 years
ha, #5 and #8! i always thought of truffles as the mushrooms, so i was confused too the first time i heard the term used to refer to chocolates!
norisa norisa 8 years
I would so try it!! Just once or maybe again on a special occasion.
princessangry princessangry 8 years
lol @ missyd!!
princessangry princessangry 8 years
lol @ missyd!!
missyd missyd 8 years
It better be the size of my head
caligirl101 caligirl101 8 years
Sounds like it might be good
caligirl101 caligirl101 8 years
Sounds like it might be good
mhoang mhoang 8 years
That sounds delicious and I'd be down for $50 grilled cheese any day.
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 8 years
Chicsugar, it's called Blackbird Parlour. It's on Bedford between N 6th & 7th. I will prolly see you there!
hl hl 8 years
i'm gonna hav to try this...
hl hl 8 years
i'm gonna hav to try this...
chicsugar chicsugar 8 years
Thank you DearMissPriss!!
chicsugar chicsugar 8 years
Thank you DearMissPriss!!
ddene5713 ddene5713 8 years
this would be the BEST hangover food. haha. an expensive one tho.
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 8 years
Chicsugar- I'll ask my friend for the name. It's in Williamsburg around N 7th and Bedford.
chicsugar chicsugar 8 years
where in Brooklyn? I must go!
chicsugar chicsugar 8 years
where in Brooklyn? I must go!
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 8 years
This story just inspired me to made a grilled cheese for dinner, but since i dislike truffle i made mine with grilled pears and caramelized onions!
CoMMember13627830035102 CoMMember13627830035102 8 years
Cheese covered chocolate. Don't worry, the first time I heard about truffles, I thought chocolate too ... now do I have any truffles about? But, darn this sandwich does sound good, and I really like grilled cheese ... I do have truffle oil in the house ... kitchen here I come!
Babychloe Babychloe 8 years
I must make this sandwich!
Babychloe Babychloe 8 years
I must make this sandwich!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
$50 for a grilled cheese?? Uhhhh no.
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