$100 donut made with gold dust, Cristal to be featured at Filipino food festival

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Cristal Golden Ube Donut
Cristal Golden Ube Donut

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Cristal Golden Ube Donut, a $100 donut made with gold dust and Cristal champagne, will be featured at Sunday's Kultura Fest - a Filipino American food and arts festival in Chicago.

The donut, a specialty of the Manila Social Club restaurant in New York City, is also made with ube, a naturally purple sweet yam found in the Philippines.

The Golden Donut is filled with an ube mousse and a Cristal gelée, covered in a Cristal icing, dusted with 24-carat gold dust and hand-gilded with 24K gold leaf.

Each donut is handmade by Bjorn DelaCruz, Manila Social Club's executive chef. They will also offer a donut bar of ube, gin-calamansi and buko pandan donuts.

A limited number of Golden Cristal Donuts can be pre-ordered and picked up at the festival.

Pre-orders can also be made for pickup on Monday. No same-day sales will be made.

Kultura will be held Sunday at Emporium Logan Square, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Pre-order donuts here: www.manilasocialclub.com/donuts

Purchase tickets to Kultura here: ti.to/filipino-kitchen/kultura-2016