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Thomas Keller Creates Hot Dog for London Restaurant
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Thomas Keller, the three Michelin star chef (below) behind the French Laundry and Per Se has created a divine-sounding hot dog for a London restaurant owned by two ex-charges.

The Thomas Keller Surf and Turf, a Frankfurter topped with Cornish lobster, dill pickle chips and celery, will be on sale at Bubbledogs throughout December, priced at £12 ($14.60), Bloomberg reports.

Bubbledog owners Sandia Chang and James Knappet met whilst working at Per Se in New York. They also worked for Keller at his French Laundry pop-up at Harrods in 2011. Bubbledogs pairs hot dogs with Champagne, and guest chefs are often asked to contribute to the menu. They also have a sister restaurant, the one Michelin star Kitchen Table, which is accessed through Bubbledogs.

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Of the dish, Keller said: "We start with a traditional buttered brioche, like you’d find in a New England lobster roll. We layer the bun with house-made dill pickles, and then, for the 'relish,' we top the dog with chilled lobster salad and garnish it all with micro celery leaves.” He describes hot dogs as a “childhood favourite."

Sounds great, doesn’t it? If this has whetted your appetite, here’s an infographic showing 40 different hot dogs from around the world.

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