Monday, October 15, 2012

Golden Opulence Ice-Cream Sundae

The Golden Opulence Sundae is a $1000 sundae, which is served by special order at Serendipity 3, a New York City restaurant. In 2007, it was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the costliest sundae in the world, for its retail price of US $1,000.

According to Serendipity 3, the restaurant sells only about one Golden Opulence sundae a month. If you want to taste this sundae, you'll have to place an order 48 hours in advance (two days), as ingredients for the sundae have to be flown in from different parts of the world.

The Golden Opulence Sundae ice-cream is made using five scoops of ice cream. These scoops are made from single-source ingredients, such as vanilla beans from Tahiti (Vanilla Tahiti). Other expensive ingredients that are used in the Golden Opulence sundae are:

  • Chocolate syrup made from melted Amedei Porcelana (an extremely costly type of chocolate).
  • Garnishes that include candied fruits, gold covered almonds, chocolate truffles and marzipan cherries.
  • A topping of edible 23-carat gold leaf and tiny flakes of gold. 
  • Floral decorations made with sugar paste, which can take as much as 18 hours to make. 

Customers get to keep the goblet, in which the Golden Opulence Sundae is served in. However, not many do, as they are so so so rich...

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