Dubai Prince Orders Serendipity's $1,000 Sundae, No One Is Surprised
We've rounded up a ton of insanely expensive/opulent ice cream sundaes around the country, but we never thought anyone would actually order them. How wrong we were.
The New York Post reports (and Serendipity representatives confirm) that the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, actually ordered Serendipity 3's "Golden Opulence Sundae," a $1,000 vanilla bean concoction.
He and his entourage ate at the Upper East Side spot Saturday night, and ordered the $1,000 dish consisting of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, Amedei chocolate sauce, candied fruit from Paris, passionfruit cavaiar, a gold-dusted sugar flower, and some 22-carat gold, all piled onto a $300 Baccarat crystal goblet for keeps.
Apparently, when the prince heard he got to keep the goblet, he said, "I would have ordered one for each person if I knew I got to keep the glass!" (That's one for each of his eight-person entourage of bodyguards and women "all in black.") Even better, the prince reportedly paid in cash and tipped generously.
Jessica Chou is an associate editor for The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesschou.