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Got $1,000? Why Not Try a Golden Opulence Sundae? (drizzled with Amedei Porceleana chocolate)
www.dailyolive.com ^ | February 10, 2006

Posted on 02/24/2006 5:45:40 PM PST by Liz

I know. It sounds crazy: $1,000 for an ice cream sundae?

But, the sundae is The Grand Opulence Sundae from famed Serendipity of New York City and it's made up of the best of the best.

According to the restaurant, they sell approximately one a month, so apparently, quite a few people have some money to indulge in such opulence.

The Golden Opulence Sundae, the "World's most expensive sundae", was created to celebrate Serendipity's 50th Anniversay last year.

Made with "5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast.

The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It's sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac.

The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence served with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel."

...Visit Serendipity's website www.serendipity3.com for more information.


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1 posted on 02/24/2006 5:45:41 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
. . . they sell approximately one a month, so apparently, quite a few people have some money to indulge in such opulence.

I'm guessing close to twelve a year.

2 posted on 02/24/2006 5:47:27 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Liz

Can I charge it to my future lottery winnings?


3 posted on 02/24/2006 5:47:42 PM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: Liz

It may sound crazy, but take it from me: it's absolutely indescribable.


4 posted on 02/24/2006 5:48:20 PM PST by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Liz

It may sound crazy, but take it from me: it's absolutely indescribable.


5 posted on 02/24/2006 5:48:21 PM PST by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Liz
This is pretty close to the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
6 posted on 02/24/2006 5:49:16 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Liz

What, no chocolate sprinkles?


7 posted on 02/24/2006 5:49:23 PM PST by fat city ("Journalists are sloppy, lazy and on expense account")
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To: Liz

A food oddity. NYC is filled with them. But the regular menu at the place is very good indeed and more affordable...


8 posted on 02/24/2006 5:49:59 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Liz

Somehow I see John Kerry having like two of these per week.


9 posted on 02/24/2006 5:51:29 PM PST by Fruitbat
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To: Liz

I'll take one, with a Diet Pepsi to wash it down.


10 posted on 02/24/2006 5:51:48 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Shalom Israel
Last time I was there, I ordered one. But I was so stuffed with my $13,000 filet mignon that I couldn't finish it.
11 posted on 02/24/2006 5:52:05 PM PST by SamAdams76 (Hunting with Cheney still safer than driving with a Kennedy)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
This is pretty close to the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

Name something that's closer.

12 posted on 02/24/2006 5:52:18 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Liz

For $1000...there better be some "aphrodisiac" qualities to it!!!! LOL!


13 posted on 02/24/2006 5:52:21 PM PST by BossLady (Got Sundae?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Howard Dean.


14 posted on 02/24/2006 5:53:13 PM PST by furquhart (Time for a New Crusade - Deus lo Volt!)
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To: 1rudeboy

VANILLA??? $1000 and it ain't even some really cool flavor?


15 posted on 02/24/2006 5:53:21 PM PST by dangus
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To: Liz

But . . .how many calories is it? How many of the calories are from fat??

ROFLMAO


16 posted on 02/24/2006 5:53:31 PM PST by WIladyconservative (Can't find a suitable exercise video for my age; they don't have one called "Buns of Putty.")
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To: 1riot1ranger; al baby; albee; Argh; beaureguard; bedolido; Bella_Bru; beyond the sea; CholeraJoe; ..
Salacious Ping List ping!

Because for a grand a pop, this thing better be as good as sex.
17 posted on 02/24/2006 5:54:32 PM PST by Xenalyte (Make the homeys say HO and the girlies wanna scream!)
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To: Shalom Israel

You've actually tried this?


18 posted on 02/24/2006 5:55:11 PM PST by Xenalyte (Make the homeys say HO and the girlies wanna scream!)
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To: BossLady

For $1000...there better be some "aphrodisiac" qualities to it!!!! LOL!



The ability to afford it IS the aphrodisiac


19 posted on 02/24/2006 5:56:59 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Liz

For a Grand I'd expect a gummy bear or two.


20 posted on 02/24/2006 5:57:24 PM PST by champisme (The more I know, the less I understand.)
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To: fat city

Toppings cost extra.


21 posted on 02/24/2006 5:57:52 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Liz

Goof thing I have a 3 foot tall monitor, nice picture.


22 posted on 02/24/2006 5:58:02 PM PST by conservativewasp (Liberals lie for sport and hate our country.)
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To: Liz

Its got more gold foil on it than the last Mars probe.


23 posted on 02/24/2006 5:58:08 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: Xenalyte
Because for a grand a pop, this thing better be as good as sex.

I say it had better be a good deal better than sex for $1000. I don't know about you, but I don't pay for sex.
24 posted on 02/24/2006 5:58:23 PM PST by conservatrice
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To: AZRepublican
Can I charge it to my future lottery winnings?

This is an interesting remark... I wonder if you consciously associated a sick play on greed and arrogance like this with sick play on greed and gullibility known as the lottery...

25 posted on 02/24/2006 5:58:37 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (New York City: overpriced, overrated, and mediocre.)
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To: conservativewasp

Whoops "Good"


26 posted on 02/24/2006 5:59:21 PM PST by conservativewasp (Liberals lie for sport and hate our country.)
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To: Liz
Made with "5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast.

The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It's sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac.

Dude, that is the nastiest thing I have ever heard of.
27 posted on 02/24/2006 6:00:06 PM PST by Bones75
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To: the invisib1e hand

For a lot of people in NYC a thousand dollars is not a lot of money.


28 posted on 02/24/2006 6:00:24 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Liz
Ya know... if I had a thousand dollars to spend on an ice cream sundae, I'd try it.

But, suffice it to say, I don't.
29 posted on 02/24/2006 6:01:00 PM PST by birbear (You know what? This is crap. We're going to stop this.)
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To: BossLady

LOL! I showed the this, and what you said, to a friend and she says, "It's a sundae, it has them [aphrodisiac qualities] just because it's a sundae. Give it to a woman and she'll be all 'Omg a $1000 sundae for me?!' and be like 'omg LOVE'!"

She's an awesome friend :^D!

~Moshi-chan


30 posted on 02/24/2006 6:02:51 PM PST by Moshikashitara (Maiban neru mai ni... watashi no koto kangaeru ka?)
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To: AZRepublican

Why not charge 3-4 sundaes to Nigerian General Kachinga Cheatchusuckah who is going to give you $10 million after you send your bank account number to him.


31 posted on 02/24/2006 6:03:01 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Liz
you can size pictures, like this:

by adding this to the tag [< img src = "xxxxx" height=350 width=350 >< /img >]

but on the other hand something like this ought to look large.

32 posted on 02/24/2006 6:03:02 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (New York City: overpriced, overrated, and mediocre.)
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To: Liz

I wouldn't even spend the sixty or seventy to buy a sundae at FAO Schwartz. Fuggedaboutit.


33 posted on 02/24/2006 6:04:15 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: WIladyconservative

How many calories in the edible gold? I had no idea gold was edible.


34 posted on 02/24/2006 6:04:32 PM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist
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To: durasell
The ability to afford it IS the aphrodisiac

Boom!

What a sublime assessment of human nature. Home run!

35 posted on 02/24/2006 6:05:21 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (New York City: overpriced, overrated, and mediocre.)
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To: Liz

I just saw how they make that ib the Food Network a few days ago.. The only thing appealing to me about it was the type of chocolate they used. mmm


36 posted on 02/24/2006 6:05:30 PM PST by Trillian
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To: the invisib1e hand

I was torn about the size of the pic----at those prices, it seemed to deserve the larger posting.


37 posted on 02/24/2006 6:07:27 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Liz

Heavy metal poisoning, anyone? Do they have mercury sauce for that?


38 posted on 02/24/2006 6:07:41 PM PST by Doohickey (If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice...I will choose freewill.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Not a particularly original thought -- everyone knows a $1,500 bottle of wine has more sex appeal than 40 ounces of Miller High Life...


39 posted on 02/24/2006 6:08:29 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Xenalyte

i don't know, i look at that and i think it must be like biting into a piece of FOIL!


40 posted on 02/24/2006 6:08:43 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: Liz
They always make it sound like it's made from distilled crytalline sunlight and sprinkled with dew from the Garden of the Gods.

Folks, it's ice cream. It may be really, really fancy ice cream, but when all is said and done, it's ice cream. There's no way it's worth $1,000.

Unless you can find some fool to pay that for it. Which apparently they can.

41 posted on 02/24/2006 6:09:46 PM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack

It's not about the "thing" itself, it's about the gesture...


42 posted on 02/24/2006 6:11:07 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Liz
I remember the days when...

Mercedes Benz and Jaguar were exclusive brands...

A large cup of coffee was "a large coffee."

There was only one "oil and vinegar," and "balsamic vinegarrette" might as well have been the princess of tiny african kingdom...

everything, even chocolate, wasn't segregated into class with names like Amedei Porceleana that exist only for snob appeal...

Clearly, this is what James Grant alluded to when he entitled his great book, The Trouble with Prosperity. The trouble with prosperity, or that which masquerades as it, is that it seems to bring out the *sshole in everyone.

43 posted on 02/24/2006 6:11:47 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (New York City: overpriced, overrated, and mediocre.)
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To: Liz
I was torn about the size of the pic----at those prices, it seemed to deserve the larger posting.

You chose right. My post seemed petty and probably reflects my disdain for the whole subject...

44 posted on 02/24/2006 6:13:03 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (New York City: overpriced, overrated, and mediocre.)
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To: Fruitbat
Somehow I see John Kerry having like two of these per week.

And I don't even want to know what he has to do to Theresa in order to get the allowance for them, either.

45 posted on 02/24/2006 6:13:25 PM PST by jpl ("We don't negotiate with terrorists, we put them out of business." - Scott McClellan)
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To: jpl

If the crack of dawn had money, it wouldn't be safe around John Kerry either.


46 posted on 02/24/2006 6:14:26 PM PST by Doohickey (If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice...I will choose freewill.)
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To: durasell
Not a particularly original thought -- everyone knows a $1,500 bottle of wine has more sex appeal than 40 ounces of Miller High Life...

just as true no matter how you phrase it...

47 posted on 02/24/2006 6:14:51 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (New York City: overpriced, overrated, and mediocre.)
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To: IronJack

AFP Photo: The 'Ruby Red', a $950 alcoholic beverage. Comes with a real ruby. Created by Pete Gugni, jeweler turned drink designer.

48 posted on 02/24/2006 6:15:18 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Anything out of Michael Moore's mouth? Selling the management of ports to non-American companies? Oprah? My, the list could go on forever! Although this story IS pretty dumb. I wonder what the sundae would go for without the 24K edible gold leaf and eating it with a plastic spoon instead of the 18k one?


49 posted on 02/24/2006 6:16:33 PM PST by MarcusTulliusCicero
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To: Liz

If I get a $940 ruby in a $950 drink, I just bought a $10 drink. That's a little pricey for my blood, but I can live with it. I gotta laugh at $1,000 ice cream.


50 posted on 02/24/2006 6:17:20 PM PST by IronJack
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