Ever since Serendipity 3 opened its doors on East 58th Street in New York back in the 1950s, patrons have beaten a path to its door. Today, however, they only need to come as far as the front fountains of Caesars Palace® in Las Vegas for the second location of this quirky coffee house named for, in the words of Sir Horace Walpole, “the art of finding the pleasantly unexpected by chance or sagacity.”
Stepping into Serendipity 3 is like entering an old-fashioned ice cream parlor accented with a bright pink, orange and yellow palette, whimsical light fixtures, stained glass, and artful wall decorations.
The menus are just as fanciful, opening to about two feet wide and filled with everything from all day breakfast items (try its Hangover Omelet, $19), foot long hot dogs ($17) and the Las Vegas Strip Steak Sandwich ($30). The portions are large but save room as you won’t want to miss the wacky desserts.
Sweets are, after all, what Serendipity is famous for, and you might have a hard time deciding. There’s the Chocolate Blackout Cake ($16), deep-fried Oreos, and ice cream sundae ($15) or $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae. Yes, you read the price right, and this one is topped with 23 kt edible gold leaf and is listed by Guinness World Records as the most expensive sundae in the world.
But what really put Serendipity on the confection map is their Frrrozen Hot Chocolate that blends 20 different types of chocolate into a creamy, frothy, and decadent sensation. Available in small ($6), medium ($9) or large for two ($12), it’s topped with whipped cream and chocolate with other toppings available.
During the Summer of Caesars celebration, until August 31, you can also order its Golden Dragon Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. This one is created with white chocolate, dragon fruit, house-made whipped cream and topped with golden pearls and gold flake for $19.66. This special price was selected to coincide with the year that Caesars Palace first opened its doors on the Las Vegas Strip in 1966.
Serendipity 3 is the perfect place to cool off when the temps in Las Vegas start to rise. If you’ve never visited, you may also find something pleasantly unexpected by both the playful ambiance, the quality of the food and the altogether madcap desserts.
FTC Disclosure: This was a sponsored visit; however, all opinions herein are the author’s.
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