A parmo has long been seen as a cheap and cheerful treat designed to be scoffed with a beer or enjoyed the day after a big night out.
But now one restaurant is attempting to rebrand the north-east staple as haute cuisine by offering a very jazzed up version covered with 24-carat gold and caviar.
The indulgent dish is now on sale for £17.95 at Burgers & More, in Harrogate, North Yorks, and includes a portion of chips, a jug of cheese sauce and a pot of garlic mayo.
It also comes with a little pot of salad in a nod to health.
The mouthwatering masterpiece typically features flattened chicken or occasionally pork, deep-fried in bread crumbs, and is covered in bechamel sauce and melted cheese.
The much-maligned meal is often topped with meats such as salami.
A large one comes in at around 2,000 calories – but handily the gold and caviar shouldn’t make it much more fattening.
So if you’re looking to take the cheesy delicacy to the next level, this could be the way to do it.
Burgers & More announced the news on Facebook where it warned the dish is available for a limited time only.
Alongside some pics of the meal, the venue stated: “Harrogates Poshest Parmo.
“Posh Parmo topped with 24 carat gold and Caviar £17.95.
“We have a limited numbers and is only available in the restaurant.”
The dish divided many – with some outraged by the posh additions to the Teesside staple.
“Bin it. Just serve up a proper parmo at half the price instead of this pretentious s**** that won’t taste as good as the real thing,” one critic advised.
Another dissenter added: “I can 100% tell you that no teesider would EVER find this acceptable or think its ok for you to try and pass this off as a Parmo!!!
“Remove the gold leaf and caviar and replace with a good tub of garlic sauce…then im all over it!!!”
A third fumed: “What an absolute monstrosity. How about the numbers are limited to the bin?”
But others were willing to try the new delicacy.
One fan wrote: “Legends! Anyone who does this to a parmo should be knighted!
“Well done you lot and cant wait to sample this. Maybe I’ll wear a tux.”
Another person agreed, adding: “Gold topped parmo is my kinda style.”
A third urged the naysayers to accept it, commenting: “Everyone really needs to lighten up. A bit of fun when the world is a film and gloom.”