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Monday, January 4, 2010


One of my New Year's Resolutions was to lose those pesky 5-10 pounds.

I ate at Serendipity on New Year's Day.

Clearly, I am off to a great start.

For those of you who don't know about this New York treasure, Serendipity is the cutest little ice cream shop you have ever seen.

They have real food, too, but their desserts are out of this world. They are famous for their frozen hot chocolate. We planned on getting that for dessert, but our very persuasive waiter said it was more of tradition to start your meal off with that. I chose not to argue and ordered 3 for our little table.

Obviously, Lily is concerned about the rate I am sipping. She knows me well. And she has every right to be concerned. I am a selfish frozen hot chocolate sipper.

Did you know they also have a dessert sundae that costs $1000? Yes, $1000. I had to promise Rod before I left home that I would not order one. But doesn't it look delicious? And shiny?

It's called the Golden Opulence Sundae and is known as the “world’s most expensive sundae.” I prefer to call it "a year supply of Bobbie Brown makeup" or "what you should be saving for your child's college education" sundae.

It is made with two scoops of rich Tagutuan vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla. Then it’s covered with an edible 23k gold leaf and drizzled with Amedei Porceleana, the world’s most expensive chocolate. You eat it from a Baccarat crystal goblet (which you can actually take home) with a 14-karat gold spoon. I think for that price it should also include some liposuction to suck it back out of you after you eat it.

I'm not trying to be bossy, but you definitely need to visit Serendipity if you are ever in New York. Call them a few weeks ahead so you can get a reservation though. Otherwise, you will probably have to wait outside for hours. And who really wants to do that?

If you can't get to the city anytime soon, you can also purchase their frozen hot chocolate mix here and make it at home.


Just Mom said...

"I think for that price it should also include some liposuction to suck it back out of you after you eat it."


You crack me up.

I think it would be fun to try something like that, just for fun. Maybe the next time I win the lottery.

Heidi Jo said...

you eat gold. you poop gold. now that seems a waste.

Teresa said...

My sister gave me some of the frozen hot chocolate mix for my bday. We thoroughly enjoyed it the other night! I still have one packet left....the kids are begging to make it again. So yummy!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

So wonderful to see you all settled in to NY Michelle. Your apartment looks fabulous and I am most jealous of your view. It looks like the family is enjoying the exploring and all the possibilities. You and Rod looked most glamorous on your charity night on the town!
For some reason I am not getting your blog posts on my reader so will correct that so I can hear all about your fun months ahead. So Happy for you!

fe said...

I wanna go there on a first date haha

3 Peanuts said...

I have always wanted to got here when we visit NY but have never made it. Love the way Lily is eyeing you as your sip:)

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