If you’re a food fanatic or simply have a stronger sweet tooth than the rest of us, you’d naturally want to experience all that gastronomy has to offer in terms of sweets. And you’re not going to settle for the cheese cake you find around corner, you know you want to try something refined, exotic and luxurious. After taking a look at the most expensive and exotic cocktails, it’s time to see what the rich and famous have for dessert. Forget about pie, pudding or fruits, here are the 10 most expensive desserts in the world:
10. Starting off with a decently expensive dessert, the $640 Chocolate Variation comes in at #10 in our list. Served at the Mezzaluna, an Italian restaurant within the Lebua Hotel in Bangkok, the refined dessert features edible golden leaves, champagne serbet made from the champagne Roederer Cristal Brut 2000 and crème brûlée. To top it all off, the dessert ends with Perigord truffles, strawberry chocolate mousse and a slice of chocolate cake.
9. The chocolate made by Noka is known for being one of the finest and most delicious chocolates in the world. With cocoa from the finest regions in the world, such as Venezuela Ecuador or Côte d’Ivoire, their Vintage collection at $854 per pound delivers a unique, classic aroma with no emulsifier whatsoever. Chocolate can’t get any better than this!
8. Served at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, the $1000 Sultan’s Golden Cake is one of the finest tasting experiences you will ever come across. The dessert that takes 72 hours to make contains figs, quince, apricot and pears soaked in Jamaican Rum for 2 years. The topping contains caramel, black truffles and, as you might have guess, a gold leaf.
7. One of the most expensive and refined truffles in the world is the white truffle or alba truffle coming from the Piedmont region in northern Italy. Up until now, sows were used to find the truffles since they produce a scent that mimics a male pig sex hormone. They were replaced with dogs since the sows usually ate the truffles when they found them. The white truffle sells for a price of $3,000 – $5,000 per kilogram. The most expensive truffle ever to be sold was a specimen weighing 1.5kg. Macau casino owner Stanley Ho paid a whopping $330,000 for the big one.
6. Chocopologie by Knipschildt is another amazing experience for your taste buds. The chocolate store founded in 1999 by Fritz Knipschildt sells the most expensive chocolate truffle around the world at around $5,000 per kilogram or $250.00 each. These beauties are only made available by pre-order but you can head down to 12 South Main Street Norwalk in Connecticut to get a taste of the magic yourself.
5. Pierre Hermé is an artist when it comes to sweets of all shapes and sizes. With two headquarters in Paris and Tokyo, every season comes with new and exciting recipes. But the one that stood out from the crowd is the Macaroons Haute Couture. The macaroons the company is famous for are meringue puffs with ingredients the customers can choose themselves. For personalized recipes on a larger scale, the chef meets with the client for “fittings”; based on the ingredients, these desserts can reach even $7,000 per kilogram.
4. A hotel in Sri Lanka is charging $14,500 for a taste of what used to be the world’s most expensive dessert. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence is now the runner-up for that title, but as delicious and savory as all the others. It contains golf leaf cassata, mango and pomegranate compote. The thing that makes is the decoration – a chocolate carving of a fisherman and an 80 carat aquamarine stone.
3. Up until recently, Serendipity 3 was famous for creating the most expensive sundae, at $1,000 a piece. Now they’ve outdone themselves, creating the world’s most expensive dessert, as decided by the Guinness Book of Records. The $25,000 Frrozen Haute Chocolate is a product of Serendipity 3 and luxury jeweler Euphoria New York. The desert is a blend of 28 cocoas, 14 of which are the most expensive and exotic in the world. As any dessert on the list, it has to have some trace of precious metal. This one is infused with 5 grams of edible gold and has a gold bracelet with diamonds at the base. Even more, the dessert is eaten with a gold spoon, pimped out with white and chocolate diamonds, which you can fortunately keep.
2. Even though it’s not produced on a larger scale, we couldn’t help but noticed this shiny platinum cake with a price tag of $130,000. It was created by the famous Japanese pastry chef, Nobue Ikara, as a tribute to beautiful women. Nobue teamed up with a jeweler that helped drape his cake in platinum necklaces and foils, some of which are edible. The cake was dedicated to famous Japanese women such as Rinko Kikuchi and Chie Kumazawa, the pastry chef hoping to encourage more women to wear platinum jewelry.
1. We all know the recipe for Strawberries Arnaud – ice-cream strawberries with citrus, and red wine. But the strawberries found at Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans French Quarter is not just some sliced fruit. The difference lies in the topping – a one-of-a-kind 4.7-carat pink diamond ring once belonging to the British financier Sir Ernest Cassel. To make it worth the $1.4 million, the strawberries are served with a $24,850 Charles X crystal liquor.