New York City is known for lots of things. You know, like as the home of the Empire State Building and Lady Liberty, its fantastic pizza, and if you're a lame John Cusack fan like me -- Serendipity 3. You've heard of it for sure, haven't you? It's an oh-so-adorable eatery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where all things sweet and delicious reside. So naturally, when the crown prince of Dubai visited NYC over the weekend, he just had to go indulge. When you're a crown prince, though, you don't just order a scoop of chocolate with hot fudge and a cherry on top. You order the most expensive thing on the menu: Serendipity's $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae.
Yup, it exists. It comes in a $300 Baccarat goblet. What's in this $1,000 sundae that the crown prince couldn't stop raving about? See for yourself, here:
- Five scoops of vanilla ice cream including vanilla beans from Tahiti
- Chocolate syrup made of melted Amedei Porcelana, the world's most expensive chocolates
- Gold covered almonds
- Candied fruits
- Chocolate truffles
- Marzipan cherries
- 23-carat gold leaf and smaller gold flakes
- Sugar paste floral decorations
... Wow. I mean, all those ingredients, they're pretty expensive. If eating a snazzy ice cream sundae like this floats your boat, then who am I to stop you? It gets even better, though. When diners like the crown prince of Dubai are done with their sundae, the restaurant hands them the $300 Baccarat goblet in a red velvet-lined box to take home as a souvenir. Holy. Crap.
Personally, I just can't imagine eating something that costs $1,000 -- even if you do get to go home with the bowl. One-thousand buckaroos is a whole lot of cheddah. You know what else I could do with $1,000? Buy groceries for a whole year. Maybe two, if I just stick to ramen noodles.
Check out how the sundae gets made, here:
Would you eat a $1,000 sundae?