Eat and Drink Mile End serves a 70-layer blini of epic proportions By Georgia Kral & Diana Colapietro Updated March 5, 2016 8:27 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email One of the most decadent brunch items in the city is now on the menu at Mile End in Brooklyn. The special is ridiculous in size and outlandish in theory but, somehow, it's a reality. It's called a 70-layer blini and it's made with nearly everything the restaurant is known for, including all manner of smoked fish. Check out this gigantic, cake-like menu item. If you're hungry, you might get hangry. #Sorrynotsorry. This is Mile End Delicatessen Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro The Montreal-style Jewish deli opened in 2010. Smoked meats, latkes, smoked salmon, chopped liver and pickles are typical menu items. But executive chef Anthony Nassif was messing around in the kitchen and came up with ... This, 70 layers of food Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro It took Nassif about 30 minutes to build it, not counting the extra time it took for his prep cook to make the 35 blini, one at a time, in a saute pan. The ingredients Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro Blini, sour cream, scallions, chives, pickled fennel and onions, two types of pickles, smoked salmon, whitefish salad, smoked and peppered mackerel, hard-boiled eggs, smoked sable, bacon, red onions, dill and ikura salmon caviar. 'It's literally everything I have' Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro Nassif said all the ingredients that go into the 70-layer blini cake are Mile End staples. But the only thing they don't usually have on hand are the most important to the dish: the blini. How did Nassif come up with the idea? Two people inspired him. His friend posted an Instagram photo of a 35-layer chocolate crepe cake that he'd made. Then, one of the Mile End delivery guys (who is Russian) brought caviar and extra large blini in one day. Then, bam! Only one per weekend Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro Nassif said the process of making one of the 70-layer blini is so intensive that he plans to make only one per weekend. But he thinks he may have also "kinda just [expletive] himself" by posting the monstrosity on Instagram. Since he did that, Mile End has had much interest in the brunch item on social media. Each blini cake has maybe 8 or 10 slices in it, so that's only eight or 10 people who can order it per weekend. Creamy? That would be yes Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro It takes a quart of sour cream to make it. This could be your wedding cake! Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro Nassif said he envisions it "being bigger." He said he wants to make the 70-layer blini with even more layers and wider blini for parties and even weddings. He also dreamed up a charcuterie 70-layer layer cake. "With all kinds of meats and pickles and foie gras mousse, salami and prosciutto..." BIG ideas. 'It's so unrealistic, this thing' Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro We would say we agree, because just look at this thing, but also just look at this thing. Nassif calls it a "beast." Hard at work Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro "There's a lot happening here," said Nassif, who is Mile End owner Noah Bernamoff's cousin and a Brooklyn transplant -- from Montreal -- of five months. "It's just a [flavor] explosion." The whole thing weighs upwards of 15 pounds Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro That's a lot of smoked fish and blinis. Make it rain Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro Crumbled bacon is a must for any brunch item. It costs $30 per slice Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro Each 70-layer blini cake is cut into slices, like pieces of pie. By Georgia Kral & Diana Colapietro Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Leyenda and more new brunches to tryMix up your routine. Eggloo is rolling and scooping up NYC's newest ice cream waffle crazeNew York, meet your newest food trend. Ladybird, Mile End and more new restaurants to visit Stay in the know on new restaurants. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.