World’s Most Expensive Desserts
If you have a sweet tooth and you are ready to splurge thousands of dollars on most expensive desserts, then we have news for you. Head Chef Marc Guibert at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windermere has created the world’s most expensive dessert ever made so far. Made in a Faberge Easter egg style, this dessert is actually a chocolate pudding that is laced with gold leaves, champagne caviar and topped with two karat diamond.
The pudding is layered with biscuit joconde and champagne jelly. It has a taste of dark chocolate and is finished with edible gold. The dessert is specially created with four different types of the finest Belgian chocolate clubbed with the tinge of orange, whiskey and peach. It is not just delight to eat but is also a treat to the eyes as it looks too tempting to resist. The dessert is launched at the occasion of National Chocolate Week and is priced at whopping $34,370.14.
Managing director of Lindeth Howe said:
“Marc has used all of his culinary talents to whip up a truly incredible concoction of chocolate, champagne and gold leaf, all topped off with a diamond. It looks spectacular, tastes incredible and has a price tag to match!”
The pudding has broken all the previous records and will only be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records if a rich pudding lover places an order three weeks in advance.
Below are few other expensive chocolate desserts garnished with gold and diamond:
Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Serendipity 3, a local restaurant in New York, suddenly became popular when it unveiled a $25,000 chocolate sundae that had then set a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert. The ‘Frrozen Haute Chocolate’ is a fine blend of 28 cocoas from round the world. The dessert is decorated with 5 grams of edible 23-karat gold and is dipped up in a goblet lined with edible gold.
Chocolate dessert with a diamond stud
A chocolate dessert adorned with diamond – what more one can ask for? This amazing combination has been created by Mervis Diamond Importers, a small chain of jewelry stores in the Washington, D.C. The dessert is created of chocolate, festooned with a blackberry that holds a 2 carat Asscher Cut Diamond and costs $18,000.
These elegantly sparkling strawberries can be very tempting, but you definitely need to watch out for the $1.4 million price tag. Featuring six port-marinated strawberries garnished with mint, cream and a five-carat pink diamond ring that was once owned by the British financier Sir Ernest Cassel, this comes from the 90-year-old Arnaud’s New Orleans restaurant. The dessert is available by special request, and is accompanied by a jazz band in one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms, or on the balcony overlooking Bourbon Street.
The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
Priced at $14,500, the desert comes with an 80-carat aquamarine gem nestled on a handmade chocolate stilt fisherman, a centuries-old fishing technique that is part of the resort’s logo. To complete the presentation, it comes with handmade glass utensils. Since its debut a year ago, none have been sold.
Macarons Haute Couture
Famous for his macaroons, the world-renowned chef Pierre Hermé includes ingredients like fleur de sel and balsamic vinegar, in addition to the usual chocolate ganache in the recipe. Customers can create their own macaroon recipe that’s then made to order and personalized for the diner. Priced at $7,414 plus, the cost does not include any of the macaroons themselves, but simply the cost of “fittings” and the final price is determined by the quantity ordered and the scarcity of the ingredients.
The Sultan’s Golden Cake
Priced at $1,000, it takes 72 hours to make this edible brick of gold, available by special request for weddings or parties. Spiked with apricots, pears, quince and figs that have been marinating in Jamaican rum for two years, and flavored with shaved caramelized black truffles, this 24-carat gold leaf-covered cake is presented in a sterling silver handcrafted cake box with a golden seal.
Priced at $640, the dessert is served at the Lebua Hotel at State Tower. At this Italian eatery, dessert is a smorgasbord of tastes: a dollop of champagne sherbet made from Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2000, gold-flecked edible leaves, a shot glass of crème brûlée with shaved Perigord truffles, strawberry chocolate mousse and a sliver of chocolate cake. It’s all washed down with a glass of very rare — and very expensive — Moyet Tres Vieille Grande Champagne No. 7.
The Madeleine Truffle
Priced at $250 per truffle, these are made of Valrhona chocolate and fresh cream and infused for 24 hours with vanilla pods and pure truffle oil, and then dipped in Valrhona and rolled in cocoa powder. “The ganache must be whipped repeatedly to make it as soft and silky as possible, to go into the chiller before it is further worked upon.” The product of a long and painstaking process, these truffles are only made to order and presented in a silver box with a personal note from chocolatiere Fritz Knipschildt.
King-size Imperial Torte
The torte at the Hotel Vienna is believed to be first created in honor of Emperor Franz Josef I to coincide with the hotel’s opening in 1873. Priced at $30, King-size Imperial Torte is made with almond, marzipan and cocoa crème under a milk-chocolate glaze, before this handmade cake is presented in a fanciful wooden box and shipped to Ottoman lovers all over the world.
Gold Leaf Laced Semifreddo
At the $50 mark, Gold Leaf Laced Semifreddo heats up the competition among the world’s finest desserts. The Peacock Alley’s semifreddo is traditionally served at special private parties at the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant. This chilled mousse on a crushed biscuit base is accented with golf leaf, Louis XVI-soaked prunes and vanilla-truffle foam. Owing to its popularity, the restaurant has recently added it to their regular menu.
Valrhona Chocolate Sphere
Priced at $48, warm chocolate sauce is poured over a very thin chocolate shell, causing the sphere to implode, revealing treats such as lemon tart with clotted cream and passion fruit soufflé with mango.
Priced at $43.50, the Chocolate Purse is served at the Hotel Le Bristol. Laurent Jeannin, pastry chef at the hotel’s two Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant, created this delicate satchel-shaped chocolate shell that holds a serving of mint cream drizzled with raspberry sauce.
Further, chocoholics may also check out the list of world’s most expensive chocolates.
Via: The Sun