A day after New York City came up with a $1,000 bagel, a local restaurateur unveiled a $25,000 chocolate sundae on Wednesday, setting a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert.
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.
The most expensive of Course has to be New York’s $25,000 and $1000 scoop
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.
On Tuesday, New York chef Frank Tujague of The Westin New York hotel at Times Square unveiled the $1,000 bagel, topped with white truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves. Sales will help raise funds for culinary school scholarships.
And BLACK DIAMOND SUNDAE WORLD’S 2nd MOST EXPENSIVE ICE CREAM SCOOP AT $800.
This is not just Dubai’s most expensive scoop of ice cream but of the world’s too. The Black Diamond Sundae Scoop from newly opened Scoopi Café, a gourmet ice cream parlor located in Jumierah Beach Road in Dubai has a princely price tag of 3,000 Dirhams, which converts to about $800.
Only top quality ingredients will do justice for a scoop of ice cream that is after the “world’s most expensive scoop” record and Scoopi Café did not disappoint. To begin, the Black Diamond is a mix of Madagascar vanilla ice cream, rare Iranian saffron and slices of black Italian truffle. As explained by Scoopi Café, black truffle add depths to the flavor. This being Dubai nothing is ever complete without a hint of gold, to prove that point every scoop gets sprinkles of 23 karat edible gold on top. Ice cream is then served in a fancy Versace bowl and spoon – of course at $800 per scoop customer gets to keep both.
Owner Zubin Doshi said “Popular ice-cream products in the city are priced lower, but we expect Dubai’s increasingly aspirational consumers to readily pay a premium for a superior product.”
If you think you are priced out at $800 per scoop with the Black Diamond Sundae Scoop, which is totally understandable, Scoopi Café offer a range of other ice creams that are priced between 15-126 Dirhams that is from $5 to $35. The flavors include sea salted pecan, candy peanuts and coffee – most of them inspired by Belgium chocolates.