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$25,000 for a Hot Chocolate? No thanks.

The Frozen Haute Chocolate at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York has taken the cake, according to Guinness World Records, as the most expensive dessert in the world. One year ago, the dessert emporium teamed up with jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrrr-ozen Haute Chocolate” a $25,000 chocolate sundae. The dessert is made […]

Aug 15, 2008 | By rty aze

The Frozen Haute Chocolate at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York has taken the cake, according to Guinness World Records, as the most expensive dessert in the world.

One year ago, the dessert emporium teamed up with jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrrr-ozen Haute Chocolate” a $25,000 chocolate sundae.

The dessert is made from a blend of 28 cocoas from all around the world and contains five grams of edible 23-karat 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.

The whole mass is served in a goblet surrounded with a crown made, of course, of gold. And diamonds. If that is not enough, the spoon is gold, too.
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.

Joe Calderone, a spokesman for the restaurant, said the lead time for an order is two weeks. “Everything is created for the order,” he explained. “The truffle has to be flown in from France; we order the cocoas from around the world; we have the gold flown in from Switzerland, so it takes time to put it together.”

Sounds delicious ? And now the glamorous side of the story


A week after the announcement of its new record-holding dessert, the four-star restaurant Serendipity 3 shut its doors due to pest infestations (roaches, two types of flies, and mice).

Health inspectors also found standing water in the two-story restaurant’s basement. The landmark was closed after failing two health inspections in one month, according to a report from the Associated Pres.


 
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