Pancake Day - more officially known as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday - was yesterday and diners the world over indulged in a plateful of the popular cakes. Lucky diners at the Earlsdon Cottage, in Warwick Street weren't stuck with just any pancakes. Instead, they ate some of the most expensive pancakes
in the world at £95 ($185) per pancake. Chef Alex Lovell used a batter that contained Madagascar vanilla beans for the pancakes themselves and topped with with a jelly containing Dom Perignon Champagne, a fruit mixture containing black cherries, strawberries and raspberries that were flambéed in £100-a-shot Louis XIV cognac, and a scoop of amaretto ice cream. At £10 ($19.50) per mouthful, were the pricey pancakes worth it? "A few of our customers shared one and thought it was wonderful," reported Lovell.