The Gold Trail
The Golden Opulence is as expensive as it sounds. Priced at an astonishing $1,000, this indulgent dessert earned a place in the Guinness World Records. Serendipity 3, the New York restaurant renowned for this delight requires a 48-hour window to piece together this dream dessert. Crafted in honour of their 50th anniversary, the dessert uses the finest ingredients from across the world. Nestled in the goblet are scoops of vanilla bean ice cream from Tahiti, drenched in melted Amedei Porcelana (one of the world’s most expensive chocolates), and topped with 23 carat gold leaf. The ice cream cradles a small bowl of caviar while standing alongside chocolate truffles and candied fruit. The only way to eat this? With the 18 carat gold spoon that Serendipity 3 provides, of course.
If eating with a gold spoon isn’t enough for you, try The World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae at The Three Twins scoop shops in North Bay, California. For $3,333.33, you get to enjoy a decadent banana split with syrups concocted from a trio of rare dessert wines. You get to enjoy this with an 1850’s ice cream spoon, while a cellist serenades you. This dessert gratifies your taste buds and your conscience, as a third of your bill goes to charity.
The Three Twins also has a more expensive delight. For a mere $60,000, you can travel first class to Tanzania, reside in 5-star accommodation and watch the founder of The Three Twins create his ice cream delights using the glacier at Mount Kilimanjaro. The guided climb up the mountain and the souvenir t-shirt are only overshadowed by the knowledge that you can get as much ice cream as you want. For an additional $25,000, you can take someone along to enjoy the The World’s More Expensive Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae with you.
The money you spend here goes to a non-profit organisation in Africa, which helps raise awareness that the glaciers are melting.
At The Fortress Resort and Spa in Galle, Sri Lanka, tucked into the pages of the menu of Wine3, is the The Fortress Fisherman Stilt Indulgence. The Italian Cassata that is imbued with Irish Cream, comes with a mango and pomegranate compote, a Dom Perignon based sabayon and gold leaf.
In homage to tradition, the dessert comes with a hand-crafted stilt-fishing chocolate man, on request. Resting comfortably beside the fisherman is an 80-carat aquamarine, which induces a state of tranquillity as you bite into the Cassata. The tropical taste and soothing colours engulf you, helping you forget that you are now $14,500 poorer.