Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Food for thought

The expensive food craze is getting absurd. If some über-wealthy shmuck wants to pay 25 grand for a sundae, a G for a bagel and a quarter million for a bottle of tequila, perhaps they should reconsider us less so fortunate people who struggle to afford to have a can of beans for dinner.

New York's $25,000 dessert sets Guinness record
Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the "Frrozen Haute Chocolate," a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.

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.


$1,000 Bagel
Description: White truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves.
From: Westin New York

The $14,500 Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
Gold leaf Italian cassata with an 80-carat aquamarine stone. From: Fortress resort in Galle, Sri Lanka

$10,000 Martini on the Rock
Martini with a diamond. From: Algonquin Hotel in New York

$225,000 Aztec Passion Limited Edition

4.4-pound gold and platinum bottle of tequila. From Tequila Ley .925

source [AOL News]

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