Leave it to celebrity chefs to make McDonald’s fast food fancy.
To counter negative attitudes toward its food, McDonald’s held a chef event dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday night featuring dishes made by nationally recognized chefs using basic McDonald’s ingredients elevating the drive-thru experience to fine dining.
“I just want people to think differently about our ingredients,” McDonald’s Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut told the Daily News. “People see ingredients like a perfectly round egg on an Egg McMuffin and they think it’s not a real egg, but they’re fresh cracked eggs every day. I can’t change what people believe. Just get to know us a little bit better.”
Attendees, a mix of media and franchisees sipped mojitos made from McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie base by the chain’s dietitian, Jessica Foust, and used forks and knives to cut into chicken nuggets and fries.