Voluptuary Sundae Extremum

If you thought that Serendipity 3 in New York’s famed “Haute Dog” (or hot dog) at $69. was expensive, its Golden Opulence ice cream sundae at $1,000 outrageous, you haven’t seen anything yet. That’s small time stuff. The real Dining With Caligula experience doesn’t kick in until you’ve seen their “Frozen Haute Chocolate” sundae…at $25,000.

Now Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, has gotten himself a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert. The dessert emporium teamed up with jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrozen Haute Chocolate,” a $25,000 chocolate sundae. The new dessert is made from a blend of 28 cocoas from all around the world and is infused with five grams of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. It is topped with whipped cream, more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound. It even comes with souvenirs, an 18K gold bracelet with a carat’s worth of diamonds that rests at the base of the goblet and a gold spoon set with white and chocolate-colored diamonds. It makes yesterday’s $1,000 bagel look positively simple by comparison.

Of course, money is just a mere bagatelle to those able to fork over 25 grand for such a gilded dessert. (Imagine how many ice cream cones you could buy with that sort of moolah.) These are the happy hedonists whose rarefied existence is rooted in casual privilege and flaunty spectacle. In fact, they’re the kith and kin of the too big to fail sect…so practiced in the art of treating themselves to a good time.

Source: Luxist