Why is the Golden Opulence Sundae so expensive?
It’s not every day that we get to report on one of the world’s most expensive desserts, which is why we were delighted to find out more about the luxurious delight called the Golden Opulence Sundae. The world’s most expensive ice-cream is being served by a New York-based restaurant named Serendipity 3, and it is based on a blend of Tahitian vanilla ice cream with Madagascar vanilla beans and a 23-carat gilded leaf.
Now, you should know that Serendipity NYC is one of the most prestigious restaurants in New York, and one of the oldest to boot. It was founded in 1954, and it offers other impressive and decadent desserts such as the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. Some of the world’s most famous actors and singers dine here, including Ryan Reynolds, Kim Kardashian, and Selena Gomez. Back in the 50s, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol also savored some delicious treats at Serendipity 3.
The restaurant’s history, as well as its unique desserts, are documented in three outstanding cookbooks, namely Sweet Serendipity, Serendipity Sundaes and Serendipity Parties. The restaurant is located at 225 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022, USA, and its opening hours are 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m from Monday to Thursday and Sunday, while the Friday and Saturday opening hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Obviously, you’ll need to book a reservation in advance.
Back to the sundae at hand, its creators also added some of the most expensive chocolate in the world into the mix, namely Amedei Porceleana, to say nothing of the chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which add an extra touch of lavishness. The treat is served in a Baccarat crystal goblet that you can take home with you, and let’s not forget about the 18K gold spoon.
Final touches include exotic candied fruits sourced from Paris, chocolate truffles, gold covered almonds, and marzipan cherries.
What about the price?
Back in 2007, the Golden Opulence Sundae earned its spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive sundae in the world. The price tag of $1,000 might be intimidating for most people, but those who can afford to savor the finer things in life will undoubtedly rush to New York to give it a try. Keep in mind that the restaurant needs to be notified 48 hours in advance in order to prepare this expensive ice cream for you.