Thursday, November 8, 2007

The $25,000 Hot Chocolate

This isn't Clinton Hill-specific, but since it's a NYC curiosity I figured I'd post it anyway since I find these kinds of things interesting. Serendipity-3 has unveiled their latest ridiculous dessert, this time a cup of hot chocolate that goes for $25,000. Usually most of the cost of these kinds of things comes from a gem or piece of jewelry that comes with it, and this appears to be no exception.
The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds.

The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.

It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.

So, yeah. Doesn't that seem to be a lot of gold to be eating? Almost everything I know about medicine comes from TV, and there was an episode of House where some guy got poisoned by gold. This sounds dangerous.

My favorite hot chocolate comes from the Brooklyn Tea Lounge on Court St. They have a white chocolate mocha there that's pretty amazing too.


Mickey said...

Buy me one! Ha! Ha!

Yeah, gold poisoning doesn't sound like a romantic night for two.

Anonymous said...

Ugh- Gold poisoning would be an appropriate fate for anyone crazy enough to spend that much on a chocolate drink! I am a foodie- but that's just going too far. Am I being too harsh??

Anyway... thanks for posting about it- it's one of these thoughts I'll definitely keep in my arsenal when I fire flaming arrows at my straw man called "the excesses of capitalism"

Anonymous said...

I was there during the Guiness Book of World Records Ceremony and I actually tried it.

They actually take the 16 most expensive chocolates in the world and mix them together- and consequently it didn't taste much different to the regular Frrrozen Hot Chocolate-

However, the La Madeline au Truffle on top has got to be one of the most perfect substances I have ever tasted. I stopped dead in my tracks... Absolutely perfect.