The £90 omelette

seagull eggs

It doesn’t take much to trigger a bout of colourful language and furious rightful indignation by the auld yin, particularly when it comes to things that can broadly be classed as ‘what’s the world coming to?’

Cue the £90 omelette. Apparently, the Boisdale of Bishopsgate restaurant in London has launched the most expensive omelette in the world made from – wait for it – gull’s eggs, lobster and truffles.

Oddly, head chef Robert Kavara requires 48 hours’ notice from diners wishing to partake of his culinary creation, which obviously begs the question: why?

Kavara explained, sort of: “Gull’s eggs are an age-old delicacy that for 3-4 weeks each year become one of the most sought-after British eggs by chefs around the UK, sometimes fetching as much as £8 per egg. Only one egg is harvested per nest and each collector must have a DEFRA licence.”

As far as UTC is concerned, that sounds all sorts of wrong.Under The Counter