$1000 Golden Opulence Sundae

Monday, January 23, 2012

Would you pay $1000 for an ice cream sundae? Serendipity 3 in New York City can make you a Golden Opulence Sundae. It was introduced in 2004 (surprised it hasn't increased in price! lol) to celebrate the restaurant's 50th anniversary. It requires 48 hour notice.What is it made of?
  • 5 scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla
  • 23K edible gold leaf, 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
  • 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 indulgenceserved with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel." (source)


My Sweet Treats: So, did you guys have a good weekend? I was pretty quiet. Got my eyebrows done, did some things around the house, watched football (those were 2 stressful games! haha), watched Downton Abbey-Season 2 (quote of the night: "I'm a woman Mary, I can be as contrary as I choose") and tested wine LOL. I'm excited to tell you about my cool sweet treats for this week. If you're younger than 21 don't read any further. LOL
  
Cupcake Vineyards: The week before last I was reading a post from Beck's blog Oomph here and here (check out her blog. she has the best style and is super sweet. we've been blog buddies for awhile.) and noticed a bottle of wine. What really captured my eye was the word CUPCAKE and RED VELVET. I knowww SMH. LOL So I asked her if she had any information on the company. I went to their website and they have red, white and sparkling wine. So I ordered one bottle from each category ($13.99 a bottle):

Descriptions of the ones I purchased:
  • Pinot Grigio (White) - “Our Pinot Grigio is full with a nose that shows hints of pineapple, pears and sweet lemons. The body is full and gives way to a creamy mid-palate, integrating tropical fruits with the vibrant zing of citrus fruits. It is reminiscent of a pineapple upside down cupcake.”
  • Red Velvet (Red) -  “Our first blended red wine for Cupcake Vineyards has over the top aromas of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits that follow through the palate to a creamy mocha finish that is unmistakable in its intensity and length, with a hint of coconut. It’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis.”
  • Moscato D'Asti (Sparkling) - “Our Moscato is vibrant and expressive with floral notes that dominate with hints of peach and flavors of tropical fruits and lychee. It is a soft and luscious wine with just a hint of effervescence to tickle the palate and balance the sweetness. With bright fruit flavors and finesse, it’s reminiscent of a pineapple right-side up cupcake.”

My Verdict! Excellent price. It was packaged beautifully. Arrived by FedEx. They DO require an adult signature, valid id and someone must be home. How do they taste? I SUPER LOVE the Moscato D'Asti! It has a wonderful taste and is bubbly.Your palette will love it. You will SMILE! I'll be getting some more of that! HAHAHA The Red Velvet is an excellent red wine. If you like a dry white wine then you'll love the Pinot Grigio. Do you have a favorite wine?

Garnet Hill: When you shop online, you receive a lot of catalogs at home. One of the catalogs I receive is Garnet Hill. I love their clothes because they're simple, classy, comfortable and non-fussy. However, they can be pricey. So my budget only allows me to buy stuff from them now and then. I'm gonna let you in on a little secret! So shhhh, don't tell anyone else ok. LOL As I was perusing their website, they have a Sale and Clearance tab. Click on it. Then look to your left and scroll down until you see Sale of the Day. Every day they feature ONE item that is heavily discounted. This dress retails for $98. I purchased it the other day for $34 (it's now on sale for $49). So what's the lesson? No matter what online store you look at, check and see if they have an outlet, clearance, or sale of the day link. You could save some money and get a great quality outfit. :)

Happy Chinese New Year Everybody! 
It's the Year of the Dragon!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

That sundae looks mega, but I don't know if I'd pay all that for one!! But, it is tempting!! Glad you had a good weekend, mine was quiet, but nice. I am ready for Spring I tell you!!Need some flowers and sunshine, these dark days just make me sleepy, but I am fighting against it!! Have a great monday doll!! xx p.s. haven't watched a football game in so long, miss it sometimes!!

Little Rus said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I've seen this dessert on tv before, so over the top and so fabulous! :)
Have a great day, sweetie!
xxx

habbott2 said...

That is CRAZY! I would be curious to try it, but not $1000 curious! And the wine sounds AMAZING! I'm definitely going to have to look into that! One of my friends forced me to try the red velvet thing and I LOVE it now!

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CottonCandyINK said...

oh wow, how exquisite looks lovely

Bonnie said...

I wish I had $1,000 to spend on an ice cream sundae, but I would rather spend it on shoes.

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MosaMuse said...

i love serendipity! i always wanted the $1,000 sundae!
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Sarah said...

The sundae looks amazing but I'd never pay that much for it - I'd be too scared to eat it haha! I've wanted to see Downton Abbey for a while yet, I must be the only person to have not seen it! The wine sounds so yummy, I love the sound of the red. xo

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Johanna said...

That sundae is just over the top :D it's worth two times our apartments monthly rent, so... A bit expensive, right? ;D But it sounds delicious, though.

As for the wines, my favourite is probably Freixenet Carta Nevada (semi-seco), which is a tasty, sparkling wine, it's wonderful by itself, or with light food. I love it :)

Have a nice week, Kim! xoxo ♥

Meena said...

I've always seen the $1000 sundae....but I don't think its worth it....
I've heard of the Cupcake wines....still haven't tried it...sounds Yumm though...Enjoy it for me Kim!! <3

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Ester Ulaya said...

waooooooooooo, interesting dear

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M said...

that sundae looks... luxurious!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You are precious!! Found you on bloglovin..am following there too!! You can do it, we all worry from time to time!! I just try and focus on something else when I begin to worry!! Your a gem and your comment gave my day a much needed lift!! LOVE Love love ((HUG))

Jax said...

I loveee Serendipity!! They have the BEST frozen hot chocolate. Yum! If you come to NY, you need to put that on your bucket list :)

Megan said...

I like Cupcake wine, it's good for the price. Now I want some wine and cheese!! :D

two birds said...

i just think of how many shoes i could buy with $1000...i will take shoes over ice cream any day! and that red velvet wine sounds really good!!

Nelah said...

No way, I wouldn't pay $1000 for ice cream. That is too crazy that they made it. I will pay for wine cupcakes though because I love cupcake :D

Your weekend sounds relaxing Kim, minus the stressful game part. Mine was somewhat relaxing but not quite..those days were over years ago.

Anne said...

The wine sounds lovely! Happy lunar New Year Kim!!
~Anne

amy b.s. said...

holy cow! if i had a $1,000 to spend i'm not sure a sundae would be my first choice. that'd have to be some sundae!

Elle Sees said...

I love serendipity and wine!

Sam said...

I think I saw this sundae on a tv show before, if someone else was willing to buy it for me, I would like to try it :)
If not, I think spending that amount of money on a dessert is outrageous! Rather use the the money for charity instead.

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness, that is one extravagant sundae! But I kinda cringe at the thought of eating gold! lol

Tiffany said...

that sundae is insane!!

I've tried cupcake wines before, I love their name so I couldn't resist when I saw it at my grocery store :)

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

The dessert looks and sounds amazing! It can´t get any better than that. The wines, I like very sweet wines, I´ve tried Pinot Grigio and was quite nice. I love Downtown Abbey too! Have a lovely week <3<3

Skinny Moonstick said...

I would actually be a little scared of eating gold, so my excuse of spending $1000 would be on a new camera that I desperately need :) LoL... anyways, I totally agree on the Cupcake wines! They're awesome, reasonably priced, and tastes really good!
Have a beautiful day!
Good luck!

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Rhe Beep said...

The ice cream looks insane! It sounds good, but I don't think I would spend the money. Maybe figure out my own alternative???? I haven't explored many wines. I am guessing that I also like something a little sweeter because I like Pinot Grigio.

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Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I may be a foodie but I balk at paying ££££ for ice cream! The best restaurants I've been to are the hole in the wall places with the mom cooking in the kitchen, dad at the till and the kids serving the guests. The wine sounds absolutely yummy! You've piqued my interest. Now I've got to search for similar wines here.

Pop Champagne said...

The sundae looks amazing but for that price eeeeeek hmmm maybe as a really special treat for myself on a special occasion haha

Pop Champagne said...

P.S when you eat the gold does it stay in your system?! that can't be good, no?

Lisa said...

haha i remember seeing this sundae on a paris hilton show years ago.. she ordered it and then said ' i think i'd rather have a purse for that amount of money!' hahahah

ohhh i'm going to order that moscato for my husband he LOVES moscato thanks for the tip!!

PAPS said...

wow I dont think I can finish a dessert like that!! I had a very productive weekend.
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A Brit Greek said...

That sundae... hmmm yum! I could eat that in a flash and still want more... ;)
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miss b said...

I think I read about this - I have a very sweet tooth but not sure I could manage that!!! Good selection of wine there!
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Corinne said...

Although I'm not a big wine drinker, those wines sound really yummy! Definitely have to check them out!!
Happy Monday Kim!
xx Corinne

Samantha said...

OMG! That's CRAZY about that sundae!! It's hard to fathom $1000 for a sundae when it's all going to come out of one end, if you know what I mean! LOL!

And I LOVE Cupcake wines! I've tried the whites and reds, and all have been fab!!

So glad you had a nice weekend! Happy Chinese New Year Kim!!

xo, sam

P.S. I had to post this here too! The rat is a great sign! That was my dad's zodiac sign too. Dragons and rats have great compatibility! I knew there was a reason I've always thought you were great!! :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i've heard of that place Serendipity! and wow, $1000! that is just so crazy. i would love to taste it, but definitely not paying for it.

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just tututiny said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Sam! I would never spend 1K on anything let alone a sundae that will come in and out, even if I was a millionaire! Sometimes the best food are the cheap ones, I love the $1 stalls in NYC ;)

These wines look amazing, I use to never drink wine but since starting law school have acquired a tasting for them. Thanks for sharing such a great find love!

Satin And Salt said...

Kim! love this post! (and anything food related!) I cruz the grocery store like most women cruz the shopping mall. I LOVE the cupcake vineyard wines too! Oh and I think we should split one of those 1000 dollar sundays once we both become affluent bloggers. hahahaa
-Nico

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Laura Go said...

that sundae may look amazing, but no way am I spending that much for it! I'll just buy myself a CASE of Cupcake wine (very good wine) and I'm set.

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Glad you had a good weekend! Mine was fun but too short! I'm a fan of cupcake wine, they sell it in the supermarket here, but glad you reminded me, it's time for a change.

xo Mary Jo

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

When I lived in NY I heard about that fancy Serendipity sundae, outrageous huh? Love Cupcake wines, tasty and affordable. Oh gosh, I miss wine, champagne. Have a drink today for me Kim!

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Anna said...

It probably tastes like shit - all these distractions kill the taste; they're just there as expensive space fillers and not because their flavors are compatible. I'm all for materialism and opulence but this is too gaudy for me.

I love white wine and zinfandel; the gentler the better. I don't have a favorite brand because I'm open to trying anything.

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

Holy horses that is ridiculous!

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Laura said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend :) That is one decadent dessert!

The Jones said...

That is...absurd! I mean, it looks incredibly tasty...but I think I'd rather try a few other gourmet chocolates and ice creams for $1000 ;)

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Cara said...

I remember seeing that sundae on the menu the last time I went to Serendipity...can't fathom paying that for a dessert! Love Cupcake Vineyards but have never tried their bubbly, I will have to hunt it out (as I love bubbles!) Great dress, the draping is beautiful, as is that rich plum color. :)

Stela said...

I love cupcake merlot! So yummy.

oomph. said...

ooh, i'm intrigued by the moscato d'asti! i just like saying the name, too! i will try that one.

very pretty dress, i like the color of it. i know i should pay more attention to those deals...you can find some amazing deals online.

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Mimi said...

For some reason I think of heard of this red velvet wine! So happy u like it, i'm interested in trying once im no longer pregs. And yes, the year of the dragon! My boy will be born this year! Hope its a good thing!

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erica marie said...

What a fun wine company name! I love ice cream but I could never spend that much on a sundae!

xo erica

Diamonds&Pearls-Shandi said...

Oh, that sundae...I think I might add that to my bucket list, but it's almost too pretty to eat. ;0)

Camelia said...

thanks for all the love on my blog! haha, i need to get my eyebrows done as well. Your weekend sounded lovely :)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

For the sundae, do you at least get to keep the spoon and glass?! Egads!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

That's definitely an expensive treat! I get to keep the spoon right? haha. I've been wanting to try the red velvet wine, I love the description. My favorite wine is Barefoot's Pinot Grigio.

littlemissandrea said...

That sundae looks SO GOOD. Very decadent.. but I wouldn't shell out $1000 for it! Thanks for sharing :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Oh my gosh, I can't even imagine what that Serendipity delight must taste like! Makes you wonder, doesn't it, who has ordered it? lol And that wine sounds delicious! Making a note of the one you loved .. I like sweeter wines more than dry. Thanks for such a lovely comment, Kim, you're a delight! Love your blog and love being a new blogging buddie of yours. xoxo

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L e n a said...

happy new year, Kim!
i love reading your posts.

the moscato sounds amazzzing!
i wish i could drink a little better (since i get red all over my body and have to lie down after 1 beer -_-+), but i never say no to good moscato wine.

Cee said...

That sundae really is something else... Although I have to say, I think I would prefer my gold in jewelry form :) I wouldn't say no to the ice cream, though!

Speaking of treats, that Cupcake wine sounds amazing. I must investigate and see if they ship to Canada, anything that involves dessert is right up my alley.

Hope you're doing well, Kim! I am loving your revamped blog. Hugs.
xox,
Cee

Carrymel said...

I've heard about that $1000 sundae - absolutely crazy, kim! I would never . . .even if I had the money to throw around I wouldn't buy that. Can you say "waste"?

I've only been to Serendipity once. Well, *outside* Serendipity, since the wait was 2 hours long -.0

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Lindsay said...

Whoa mama! $1000 sundae? No thanks. I'll take Ben & Jerry's any day! As for Cupcake, boyfriend and I LOVE them! So tasty and affordable.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I think Paris Hilton ate one of these sundaes- I remember reading about it somewhere! mmmmm looks delish! You reminded me-I need to make an eyebrow appointment lol!

Sayaka said...

Happy be-lated New Years Kim! Did you change the lay out of your blog?! It's gorgeous!! Love it!!

Kassi said...

Moscato is about the only wine I honestly love. :) That dessert be crazy though. I can buy a lot of things for $1000 - it actually kind of makes me sick that there is such a thing. Somebody could be helping someone in need instead of dropping a grand on a sundae. Sigh.

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ShinyPrettyThings said...

oh the ever so popular opulence sundae!!! if i can afford that, i'd prob spend it on an actual piece of gold LOL

i am def gonna try out the Red Velvet wine!! my friend raved about it just the other day too.

hope u have a love new year!!! xx

Catherine said...

Wow that sundae sounds awesome.

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20 York Street said...

Moscato D'asti is definitely one of my favourite wines! I love this post... makes me want to order sundae.. any sundae!

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Claire said...

wow, that sundae is amazing. could never fork out the dough for that though! i need to get my eyebrows done. totally jealous of you!!!

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Stevia said...

Not sure if I will eat that 1000 dollar sundae! LOL
I hope you enjoy your drinks! Wish I could join you ;p

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Shutterbug said...

happy new year to you as well! that is one expensive dessert. I'm not sure i would spend that much for one dessert.

prettymeggy said...

i can see you had a wonderful weekend!!! we always buy moscato d'asti :)
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Erica said...

oh my gosh, I have heard of that sundae! isn't it amazingly decadent!!

Mica said...

Wow you would want that to be a very yummy dessert for that price!



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The Blonde Duck said...

As pretty as it is, I think I'll stick to peanut butter ice cream. :)

Stacey said...

Even if I had $1000 to spare, I wouldn't spend it on that sundae! And I'm not sure about edible gold, not that I've tried it but it just doesn't seem it would actually be THAT good. I rather buy some gold to wear!

rolala said...

I consider myself a foodie but I wouldn't plunk down $1000 on a single sundae. A full meal maybe. Like Stacey, I think I'd rather use the money on some gold to wear :)

Jo said...

I saw this ice cream on one of the news flash a few years ago. Well, actually I'm not sure if it was the same ice cream sundae but the price of $1000 is definitely the same. The main reason for the price was due to the edible gold too so I'm not sure if they're the same coz you mentioned a few other exotic and expensive ingredients here. Probably an upgrade version? lol

Gold is actually tasteless. So I guess this ice cream is for the really rich people or people who just want some experience with eating a $1000 ice cream sundae.

I could buy lots of more permanent things for that price!

songbird said...

oh i have heard of this icecream..and also a gold leaf cake..i think it's madness spending so much on icecream or cake..but if anyone evr wants to treat me to those i hell won't refuse!!!
and the wine website sounds amazing! i love red wine..i prefer spicy flavours..

Mrs C ♥ said...

Those wines sound pretty amazing. I'm a fan of any white wines, but I'm not really a fan of red. Although the health benefits of red far outweigh those of white so I may have to start making the switch!

hope in high heels said...

$1000 on a sundae... hmmm, maybe on a pair of shoes instead! I cannot go past a moscato, they always feel so joyful to drink! And don't get me started on Downton Abbey, I'm officially hooked!

ps. just stumbled across your lovely blog, and look forward to my daily dose of sweetness

Gwen@Saturdays with Maggy said...

wow that dessert is way over the top. i would so do it if i were married 50 years...golden anniversary!

Jessica said...

id never!!!!! Lol but it sounds so divine

Marianne M. said...

oh no i wouldn't pay that much money for FOOD. its kind of ridiculus