London restaurant Tokimeitē is selling a £150 Christmas sandwich.
In the last few years, Christmas sandwiches have taken on a life of their own. We’ve watched as all of the major supermarkets and high-street coffee chains have launched the likes of pigs-in-blankets Paninis and wraps filled with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. We wouldn’t even be surprised to see supermarkets flogging Christmas sandwich advent calendars by next year – actually, we might have to trademark that idea.
The sandwich features premium wagyu beef
This year though, we’ve finally reached peak Christmas sandwich mania, with the arrival of Tokimeitē’s ultra-luxe take on the festive snack. The high-end Japanese restaurant (which finds its home in Mayfair, naturally) is selling a seasonal sarnie with the hefty price tag of £150.
The limited-edition Wagyu Katsu Sando sees a premium 120g A5 Japanese Wagyu beef fillet coated in panko breadcrumbs and lightly fried, before being sandwiched between fresh brioche with melted Saint-Nectaire cheese and Japanese Demi-Glace sauce. If that wasn’t decadent enough, once served, the sando is finished off with flakes of white truffle which are shaved on to it at the table.
The sandwich is finished off with white truffle shavings
Making the lavish sandwich even more exclusive, is the fact that the restaurant will only be making four of the sandos available each day, throughout the month of December. It’s not like Tokimeitē doesn’t have form for this sort of unabashed opulence, with plenty of the dishes on the à la carte menu priced above the £20 mark, while dishes like the chargrilled lobster with bottarga and truffle sauce clock in at an eye-watering £59.
The interiors at high-end Tokimeitē. Image credit: Claire Menary
Tokimeitē has billed its Wagyu Katsu Sando as “the ultimate limited-edition festive luxury”. While a £150 Christmas sandwich will certainly be outside of most Londoner’s monthly sarnie budget, the Mayfair haunt will undoubtedly welcome plenty of wealthy diners through its doors this Christmas, so expect to see this one all over Instagram, most likely accompanied by a #ImRicherThanYou caption.
Jealous? Us? Never.
The Wagyu Katsu Sando is available at Tokimeitē in Mayfair until the end of December 2018, priced at £150.