09 August 2008

Just coffee for me

From the Manhattan division of Just Say No, this was not on our menu in NYC: The Golden Opulence Sundae served at Serendipity.From the online review:

There is a lot that the Golden Opulence Sundae has to offer to anyone who orders it. With five scoops of the finest Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream, 23 carat edible gold leaf, expensive chocolate, rare chocolate, exotic candied fruit, a dessert caviar, various types of fruit, truffles and so much more. It is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18 carat gold spoon, a mother of pearl spoon, and gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel.

Price tag: $1,000. 48-hour notice required to prepare.

Not in this lifetime, thankyouverymuch.

1 comment:

deb said...


OK, I followed some links. Serendipity is referred to as "chichi" in the news article that tells about its being closed for health code violations for a few days in November 2007.

(In party talk, chichi is pronounced she-she, and maybe comes from chic? In Mexico, chi chi means boobs. As in, "Nice chi-chis, senorita.")

The photo of the Golden Opulence Sundae shows what a good food stylist can do.

Their website is the cheesiest thing I've ever seen. And the pictures of the interior look like Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Bloomington, Minnesota, in 1974.


Nice photo series, though. Thanks.