Last time I was in New York I stopped by Serendipity 3. It was gorgeous, funky but unfortunately not during National Ice Cream Month, so I totally missed out on the $1,000.00 Golden Opulence Sundae! This month, Serendipity 3 is bringing back their super indulgent Guinness World Record dessert and I so wish I was in the city to try it.
The Golden Opulence Sundae
The Golden Opulence Sundae, which must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance, consists of 3 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla beans, and covered in 23K edible gold, placed in a Baccarat crystal goblet (that you get to take home with you) and drizzled with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana and the rarest, Amedei Chuao chocolate, which is made from cocoa beans that are harvested from an island off the coast of Venezuela. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruit from Paris, gold dragets, chocolate truffles from Switzerland and topped with a gold plated sugar orchid. A tiny bowl of Grande Passion caviar, salt-free and infused with passion fruit and Armagnac, accompanies the sundae. An 18K gold spoon is used to partake in this incredible indulgence.
Serendipity 3, the legendary New York City restaurant and General Store, has been enchanting millions of patrons since 1954. Beginning with Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in the 1950’s to the newest crop of hot young celebrities such as Beyonce, Blake Lively, Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian, Serendipity 3 remains a must-visit destination. The restaurant has been the setting of three major Hollywood films – One Fine Day with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer, Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, and Trust the Man with Julianne Moore and David Duchovny. Owner and founder, Stephen Bruce, continues to reinvent an outrageous whimsical world full of outrageous food, decadent desserts and outlandish merchandise, all located in a Tiffany-jeweled fantasy setting.
All I can say is… at least you get to keep the Baccarat crystal goblet.