World's Strangest Desserts
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Golden Opulence Sundae: New York City
Serependity3 earned itself a Guinness World Record for this $1,000 behemoth of a sundae that features one of the world’s most expensive chocolate syrups ornamented with edible gold–coated almonds and gold shavings, and topped with—what else?—caviar. According to Executive Chef Joe Calderone, Golden Opulence was created to celebrate Serendipity’s 50th anniversary in September 2004. For $25,000, you can upgrade to its Frozen Haute Chocolate, made with 28 cocoa flavors and 23-karat edible gold presented in a golden goblet.