Thousand dollar ice cream
NEW YORK (BDCi) –“Golden Opulence” Sundae is New York City restaurant Serendipity 3´s signature.
The dessert costs $1,000, and it’s made with ingredients from all over the world which include vanilla ice cream base covered with dizzying array of toppings such as Amedei Porcelana chocolate, candied Parisian fruits, truffles and cherry marzipan.
The sundae served in a small Baccarat crystal bowl can be eaten with a 24-karat gold spoon.
It is also sweetened with caviar, garnished with an edible gold leaf and the bowl can be kept afterwards.
Restaurant spokesman, Joe Calderone said that a wide range of people go for the dessert, “Anyone from a guy trying to impress his date to a father treating his daughter who just graduated law school, to a woman who had beaten terminal cancer and wanted to celebrate by splurging”, the spokesman told Forbes magazine.
Nearly three dozen of the sundaes are sold a year.
By: Ana Paula Silvani
Shayla Selva also contributed
July 05, 2011
3:00 p.m. PDT