I was reading a new e-friends website, How Sweet It Is (http://howsweet.wordpress.com/) and she chatted about how she & hubby ate ice cream that came from Caesars in Las Vegas that cost them $50. Drop over and read the blog (its under Million Dollar Ice Cream link on right side).
I laughed at the funny posting but I also realized that while they lost $50, I recalled watching a TV special about the most expensive ice cream in the world that had edible GOLD. Yes, you heard me right. Serendipity in New York City (http://www.serendipity3.com/food.htm) has a dessert offering that cost $1000 and requires 48 hour notice if you want one. Of course I was having trouble getting past their Outrageous Banana Split for $22.50 but $1000 for vanilla ICE CREAM? At least for the $1000 you get to keep the baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet (I THINK). When I saw the special on television, you did get to keep the crystal but had to give the 18K gold spoon back.
Here is the amazing recipe:
5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla are covered in 23K edible gold leaf. The sundae is drizzled with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate. The master-recipe is wrapped up with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It’s further with sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac.
And it is served this way:
The Grand Opulence Sundae it’s made up of the best of the best. This pricey sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence, served with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel.
I just want to thank Serendipity for not opening a store anywhere near where I live. I want to thank them that they will NEVER ruin my journey back into my little black dress diary even if I did live in New York City ’cause I’m not sure I could ever pay $1000 for ice cream, baccarat cyrstal goblet or not. And when I look at my plain homemade vanilla bean ice cream, I wont be tempted to overindulge anymore. I mean why? Theres no edible gold leaf in there!!
Their hamburger runs like this:
with Chili 16.50
Sautéed Onions 14.00
Bar BQ Sauce 14.00
Curried Mushrooms 14.50
My biggest temptation is a CJ’s Butcher Boy 1/3 pound burger combo that only costs $6.98 with homemade fries (they cut the potato right in front of you) and drink. This burger has won all sorts of awards here in Arkansas. THAT is a temptation, not one that cost $13 without cheese!!
Just keep on your journey and dont let anyone or anything get you off of it after all, you will notice they did NOT tell you how many calories you were getting for $1000!! RESIST the temptation of ordinary fattening things in your fridge, cabinets and local restaurants!