You probably enjoy dessert as much as the next person, but do you have the kind of dough required to taste some of the most expensive desserts around the world? The following is a list of the top 5 desserts that can you can actually buy.
1. Most Expensive Ice cream: The Golden Opulence Sundae
Serendipity, a restaurant in New York City which may not be around anymore, invented the golden opulence sundae in 2004 in honor of their 50th anniversary. In order to enjoy this sweet treat you’ll have to shell out a whopping $1,000. One thing that makes this dessert so expensive is the crystal goblet and gold spoon used to serve it.
The sundae has five scoops of vanilla ice cream made with Tahitian vanilla bean and Madagascar vanilla. It is then completely covered with gold leaf that you can actually eat. Next, a drizzle of Amedei Porceleana, one of the most expensive chocolates, is added, as well as chunks of chocolate made with cocoa beans from the coast of Venezuela. Lastly, it is topped with Grand Passion Caviar flavored with orange, passion fruit and Armagnac.
2. Most Expensive Brownie: The Brownie Extraordinaire
In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Brulee, a restaurant at the Tropicana Resort and Casino, serves a dish called, “The brownie Extraordinaire,” for $750. It is a dark chocolate brownie with Italian hazelnuts on the top. It is served with ice cream and a rare port wine: 1996 Quinta do Noval Nacional. The wine comes in a crystal atomizer (perfume like bottle) so you can spray a mist of the wine in your mouth between bites.
3. Most Expensive Cookie: Macaroons Haute Couture
Pierre Herme, a French pastry chef, makes the most expensive macaroons available today at a price of $7,414. They are made to order with ingredients such as peanut butter, red wine, balsamic vinegar, and fleur de sel. The macaroons have a soft shell and a butter cream filling. They are served in a unique donut-shaped boxed and are beautiful to look at.
4. Most Expensive Chocolate: The Madeline Truffle
Fritz Knipschildt sells the Madeline truffle, a chocolate truffle that costs $250 a piece or $5,000 per kilogram. Made to order, these beauties are served in a silver box and come with a personal note from Fritz himself. They are made of fresh cream and chocolate and other secret ingredients. They are then rolled in a cocoa powder. You can try them in Connecticut on 12 South Main Street in Norwalk.
5. Most Expensive Cake: The Sultan’s Golden Cake
It will cost you $1,000 to try this dessert at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Istanbul. It looks like a brick of gold. Made with pears, apricot, figs, and quince, and then soaked for two years in a Jamaican Rum, it is quite unique. The Sultan’s Golden Cake is topped with an edible gold leaf, black truffles, caramel and a French Polynesia vanilla bean.
These treats are truly pieces of culinary art. Just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it is delicious, or does it? At these price tags you probably can’t afford to even test this theory. And, even if you could afford to try one of these desserts, would you?