old glutton

9.26.2007

Dessert for the Rich and Famous


Speaking of ice cream and extravagance, Serendipity in New York serves up the Grand Opulence Sundae. One sundae costs $1000 and is made with "5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It's sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgenceserved with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel."

More gluttony (with inedible jewelry and precious gems):
*platinum wedding cake, $130,320
*fortress aquamarine, $14,500

Holy Cow! Some people have a lot of money to burn. Häagen-Dazs Reserve—Hawaiian Lehua Honey and Sweet Cream is my luxurious dessert, $3.50 a pint.

Sundae link via Daily Olive.

Labels:

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home