World's Most Expensive Dessert, $25,000, NY

Sunday, November 11 2007 @ 02:11 pm UTC

Contributed by: Billy

If you want the World's Most Expensive Dessert, now you'll have to shell out US$25,000 at Serendipity 3 in New York! Some would argue that Serendipity started the "Most Expensive Dessert" trend back in June of 2006, when they came up with the $1,000 Sundae. Since then, the "The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence" was released at US$14,500, but Serendipity 3 has now taken the title back with a dessert containing a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the "Frrozen Haute Chocolate," a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe. The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.


World's Most Expensive Dessert, Serendipity 3, NY

The happy record holder

World's Most Expensive Dessert, Serendipity 3, NY

It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.

"It took us a long time to experiment with all the ingredients and flavors, and more than three months were needed just to design the golden spoon," Bruce told Reuters.

Four years ago, Bruce unveiled a $1,000 ice cream sundae called Golden Opulence, a staple on his menu and a favorite with rock stars, socialites and other celebrities.

Both desserts are sold only with advance orders. Bruce said he has received inquiries about his latest creation, mostly from Europeans planning to visit New York.

"I wouldn't be surprised if soon we get a call from a Middle Eastern prince or Shah willing to give something sweet to his many wives on his next trip to the city," Bruce said.

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