Golden Opulence Sundae
There are few people who don’t enjoy ice cream. It is a favorite summer treat in many parts of the world with the main exceptions being people who are lactose intolerant and even they can indulge in some form of frozen dessert alongside others. Ice cream typically isn’t the stuff of high society though. It enjoys a sort of universal presence with the brand often meaning relatively little as long as the taste and creaminess is appropriate. Some people strive to make desserts more than they normally are though and the Serendipity 3 plays host to such people. The Golden Opulence Sundae was once listed as the most expensive dessert in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records. It makes sense when you know what all goes into the dessert. We’ve got the scoop so you can determine whether you’d like to give it a taste the next time you find themselves near one of the restaurant’s locations.
An Eye for Extravagance
The opulence starts from the base up with this dessert. It focuses on building a base using rich, imported vanilla ice cream with ingredients derived from both Tahiti and Madagascar for good measure. Three scoops go into forming the base for the sundae before they move on to the chocolate. In keeping with the theme, they utilize one of the most expensive chocolates in the world to form most of the chocolate syrup for the dessert. They do crumble up another expensive, imported chocolate over all of this to add further texture to the base of the dessert. It adds to the look of richness to the dessert itself as well as helping add to its overall aesthetic as a sundae. Opulence doesn’t stop at the base of the sundae though.
The Top Toppings
So far, we have incredibly rich vanilla ice cream, potent chocolates, and beautiful presentation going for this sundae. It gets even better the further you look at it. Imported candied fruits figure importantly to the toppings and are one of the larger selling points for some people. Admittedly, the gold wrapped nuts can’t hurt much either. Depending on the customer’s taste, the sundae may or may not include truffles for an extra layer of decadence and taste. One thing that it seems impossible to skip is the literal cherry on top where Serendipity 3 refuses to use anything less than molded marzipan cherries to fit in that extra layer of sweet. Customers also get a side of rich, sweet caviar to enjoy separately or to add to the dessert as an extra accent to the complex taste of the dessert.
A Little Bit Of Shine
There is one extra ingredient that we haven’t touched on that’s also important to the presentation of the Golden Opulence Sundae: gold. Yes, the gold wrapped nuts are one thing, but gold leaf actually figures heavily into the base. It is used to cover the ice cream at the start and the main namesake of the dessert itself. All the topping don’t reduce the shine of the gold beneath them. The nuts certainly help boost the overall appearance by adding extra visible shine after the chocolate syrup though. In most cases, the dessert is finished with an extra bit of gold leaf dedicated to finishing the presentation. Frequently this involves sprinkling the dessert one last time with flakes of it to finish making the dessert live up to the name “Golden Opulence”.
At $1000, the Golden Opulence Sundae is sure to give you your money’s worth if you’re looking for a decadent dessert in every sense of the world. The potent, flavorful ingredients ensure that you’re not likely to taste other ice creams nearly as rich as this. A diversity of flavors adds to this by ensuring no bite is quite like the last too. You might want to drop into Serendipity 3 the next time they’re in New York City, Boca Raton, or Las Vegas. Admittedly, you’ll need to make a reservation first so they know to make you an extra special dessert.