A smartphone, concert tickets or a computer might cost you $310. At one restaurant in Columbia, it’s the price of a single crab cake.
Chef Lazarius Ken Leysath Walker of The Twist on Two Notch Road, created the $310 dish, which he unveiled on Tuesday, in order to break the Guinness World Record for Most Expensive Crab Cake. What’s most exclusive about the crab cake is that it is covered in platinum.
For the past year, Chef Lazarius Ken Leysath Walker of The Twist has been hard at work putting together the most delicious, and most expensive, seafood dish the world has ever seen. On Tuesday, his hard work paid off. He unveiled the never-before-seen plate for the first time to the public, The Twist’s recent accolade marks the first Guinness World Record held in South Carolina.
“The thing about it was trial and error,” Walker said. “I’ve wasted so much platinum trying to get it right.”
This particular crab cake has been available as a secret item for the past year, according to Twist publicist Taylor Hall, and will now be listed on the menu for the first time. Only two people ordered the crab cake prior to Tuesday’s reveal.
The dish is encrusted with platinum and made with black truffles.
When ordered, proceeds will contribute to Future All-Stars, a charity founded by Chef Walker to provide funds to local teachers.
“The whole purpose of it was to bring awareness to teachers,” Walker said. “Part of the proceeds when someone buys a crab cake goes to teachers.”
Those funds go to help teachers take a bite out of the expenses needed for school supplies.
If you order the most expensive crab cake in the world, you’ll need to order ahead since it takes 48 hours to get your hands on it.