Photo courtesy of Serendipity3
From a press release:
“Serendipity3 sold their first $1000 Golden Opulence Sundae today to celebrate a boy’s 12th birthday. The Golden Opulence was presented to the boy this afternoon during his birthday party with his parents and 9 other friends. Interestingly enough, the boy’s mother also celebrated her 12th birthday at Serendipity3 in New York.
The Golden Opulence Sundae is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive Sundae priced at $1,000. The famous sundae was created in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York landmark location of Serendipity3.
The Golden Opulence Sundae is a big, luxurious and unique desert that is served in a Baccarat Harcourt Crystal goblet (which you get to keep after). The sundae is made with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla that is covered in 23 carat edible gold leaf. The sundae has the most expensive chocolate in the world (Amedei Porceleana) drizzled over it and is covered with chunks of Chuao chocolate. It is topped with a small glass bowl of golden colored caviar and sweetened and infused with fresh orange, passion fruit and Armagnac. Other elements of the sundae include truffles, gold dipped French dragées, and marzipan fruits.
Serendipity3 opened their DC location in May 2011 in Georgetown. Serendipity3 is patronized by many famous people today and was regularly frequented by icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol and First Lady Jackie O.
Serendipity3 is located at 3150 M ST. NW”