Desserts are the decoration of any feast. They can be not just gourmet, delicious and tasty, but also very expensive. Price records for sweets are not only brought together in the list of connoisseurs of complex desserts, but even the magazine Forbes made its rating of the most expensive desserts in the world. Only the most expensive people can afford them, but the rest can only read about it.
For Christmas, many of us tend to spend time with family, enjoying a good holiday meal and spending money on gifts. But how many will be so brave to lay out 1.65 million dollars for a cake? This can only afford owners of an impressive bank account. It was on them apparently and the confectioner from Tokyo expected, having decided to create such an expensive dessert. The chef exhibited his Christmas cake at the Christmas auction called “Diamonds: a miracle of nature”. The design of the cake took six months, another month directly preparing for sale. On the whole surface of the dessert there are 223 small diamonds. Except for them, the rest of the cake is completely edible. The purchase of such a cupcake can also be a good gift for the wife. What woman would not like such an abundance of diamonds, even if covered with glaze, and not rimmed in gold?
In New Orleans there is a well-known restaurant that celebrated its 90th anniversary not long ago. Guests of the establishment can order here a dessert, proudly bearing the title of the most expensive in the world. The cost of candy is 1.4 million dollars. For this money it will be possible to taste six marinades harvested in port berries, decorated with mint leaves and covered with a delicate cream. But the main price is given to the record by the ring with a 5-carat pink diamond, once owned by the English financier Sir Ernest Cassel. The chef of the restaurant Arno prepares an exclusive treat on a preliminary special order. If suddenly there is a gourmet who wants to try this dish, he will be given a special cubicle in which he will be personally played by a jazz group. Together with dessert a unique wine set is served, the individual cost of which is about 25 thousand.
And this dish was created in faraway Japan. Local chef Nobu Ikara created a cake of platinum rings at a small price of 130 thousand dollars. Such a cake is ideal for a couple in love. It is decorated with white glaze and draped with platinum ornaments, including chains, necklaces, pendants, pins and even foil. Icara dedicated the cake to many women, trying to convince them to wear platinum. The cake was shown at the Platinum Guild International, which led to an increase in sales of jewelry, despite record high prices. The cake itself was never bought, because it costs much more than many can afford. The future owner will be able not only to taste platinum dessert, but also to vilify some of his parts.
Chocolate Frrrozen Haute.
This is an original dish in the menu of the New York restaurant “Serendipity 3”. The price of this dessert is 25 thousand dollars. Creamy ice cream accompanies a dish from as many as 25 varieties of cocoa and is decorated with whipped cream with a tiny chocolate “La Madeline au Truffle” from “Knipschildt Chocolatier”. Only half a kilogram tile of such chocolate itself costs about 2600 dollars. All the dishes are served in a glass, decorated with a gold border, a golden spoon decorated with diamonds. The composition of ice cream also includes 5.7 grams of edible 23-carat gold! Naturally, the order for such an expensive dish should be done beforehand. It is assumed that after the absorption of the culinary composite dessert, it will be possible to pick up everything else for yourself, along with a spoon. Chef Stephen Bruce says that the design of dessert itself took a long time, only the development of a spoon took three months.Chocolate in 2007 fell into the Guinness Book of Records, as the most expensive dessert, but has since been repeatedly outperformed.
Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence.
This dish appeared more recently in the menu of the Wine3 restaurant that is in the Fortress hotel in Sri Lanka. The cost of dessert is 14.5 thousand dollars. This delicacy is more like a work of art than food. A miniature sculptural composition is a chocolate figure of a fisherman, decorated with 80-carat aquamarine. The composition of the dish includes chocolate, exotic fruit and Irish cream. The fisherman himself stands on stilts, carved also from sweets. True, this original decoration of dessert has not yet attracted buyers to it. Fishing in Sri Lanka is a very popular pastime, which led the chefs to create such a masterpiece.
Almond cookies Haute Couture.
Similar cookies in the world are not uncommon, they represent two bisezes, between which is a creamy cream. In France they are very popular and you can find this delicious dessert at a fairly democratic price. However, French confectionary chef Pierre Erme decided to make a new kind of cookie, more refined and expensive. This dish made its creator famous outside the country. The composition of biscuits includes a delicate chocolate cream mixed with cream, sea fleur de sel and balsamic vinegar, red wine and peanut butter. However, at the request of the client, the composition of the ingredients can vary. The price for such a dessert starts from 7414 dollars and can reach tens of thousands, depending on the complexity and preferences of the customer.
Gold cake of the Sultan.
This restaurant offers its guests an Istanbul hotel Ciragon Palace Kempinski. In addition to the traditional oriental cuisine for the country, you can taste real gold here. Turkish cooks make an unusual golden cake for 72 hours. It is a bar of edible gold adorned with black truffles, apricots, pears and dates, marinated for two years in Jamaican rum. On the top there are beautiful leaves of 24-carat gold, French vanilla and caramel. When served on the table, the cake itself is not located on a plate, but on a hand-made box made of silver with a gold seal. As a rule, such an expensive dessert is ordered in the most solemn occasions – for a wedding or for the sultan himself.
If you suddenly find yourself on the East Coast of the United States, you can try to order yourself this dessert, the cost of a thousand dollars. The cake is sold at the Brühl restaurant in Atlantic City. But this cake is unusual, it is made of dark chocolate, which covers Italian hazelnuts. A ball of ice cream is served along with it. Together with sweet dessert, customers are invited to try and very expensive port, Quinta do Novel Nacional. For large gourmets and spender, a whole package of services is offered. For 15 thousand expensive guests will be able to spend the night on Valentine’s Day in a local hotel, spend time together for a romantic dinner, having tasted the legendary cake.
Sande “Golden Abundance.”
The already mentioned restaurant “Serendipity 3” can offer one more tasty dish. This ice cream with fruit can be tasted in New York for its golden jubilee – the 50th anniversary, and dessert will cost not $ 50 but $ 1000. The restaurant claims that only one dish is sold per month, but it’s better than nothing, right? Ice cream is known as the most expensive in the world in the world. It includes 5 servings of Tahitian vanilla mixed with Madagascar vanilla and Venezuelan chocolate Chuao, covered with edible 23-carat gold. Other ingredients include golden dragées, Parisian candied fruit, marzipan and truffles. The top of all the splendor is one of the most expensive candies in the world – Amedei Porcelana, and a sugar flower.At the top of the ice cream is located in a small bowl of caviar, sweetened with passion fruit, armagnac and painted in golden color. To fully match the style of the dish, a golden spoon and a cup of crystal Harcourt are served. The popularity of the sunday was so great that it became an integral part of the series “Studio 30”.
Collectible chocolate from Noka Chocolate will cost $ 854 per pound. The company has become famous for its quality product known all over the world. Noki uses various kinds of cocoa from such exotic places as Venezuela, Ecuador, Trinidad and Cote d’Ivoire. The sweets presented in the Vintage collection are created entirely from dark varieties, in which at least 75% of cocoa. For beginners in chocolate tasting of this level, Noka offers several options created in accordance with different principles. Each box is expensive dessert packed in accordance with the company’s classic rules.
Where else can you taste the dishes of Italian cuisine, how not in Bangkok? It is there, in the hotel Lebua, is the restaurant Mezzaluna, which offers an expensive chocolate dessert. Not everyone is able to shell out $ 640 for such a dish. However, the high price has its explanation. Chocolate has entirely exclusive ingredients. For example, sherbet is made of champagne Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2000, leaves are made from edible gold, the composition of cream-brulee includes truffles Perigord, a piece of chocolate cake is attached and strawberry mousse. Together with dessert there is also a drink – a glass of expensive and rare champagne Moyet Tres Vieille Grande Champagne No. 7.
In Connecticut, there is the city of Norwalk, which was able to become famous for its unusually delicious truffles. Prepares them for the confectionery Knipschildt Chocolatier, and the price of dessert reaches 250 dollars apiece. Madeleine truffles are prepared from the freshest cream and chocolate Valrhona, covering everything with cocoa powder and vanilla chips. To prepare delicious truffles, it is not enough to spend a lot of time, and carefulness is also necessary. After all, liquid chocolate should be thoroughly beaten, turning into a gentle and soft cream. Madeleine truffles must be pre-ordered, they are served in a silver box with a gift card.
This dessert has one of the richest stories. You can taste it at the Imperial Hotel in Vienna, paying $ 63. According to legends for the first time the cake was created in 1873, in honor of the Emperor Franz Joseph to the opening of the hotel. The dessert is decorated with almonds, marzipans, cream and milk chocolate glaze.
Frozen Semifreddo dessert.
When you are in Manhattan, go to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel to taste the famous delicacy at the Peacock Alley restaurant. It offers a frozen semifreddo dessert, decorated with leaves of edible gold, crumbs of biscuits and a vanilla foam cap with truffles. At first the dish was the highlight of the restaurant offered for select guests, but its popularity led to the inclusion in the main menu. Do not scare gourmets and cost a treat at $ 50.
Chocolate balls with filling.
It is thought that in the near future the most expensive desserts in the world will be prepared in Dubai. While local chefs only try their hand at the high fashion of eating. At the local hotel Burj Al Arab, guests of the Al Mahara restaurant can order a very refined and delicious dessert – small chocolate balls filled with fruits. At the same time, they are to be eaten in a special way – by pouring warm chocolate from a special fountain. A stream of warm sweetness melts a thin layer of balls, exposing their stuffing – a soufflé of lemon, mango and passion fruit. The minimum cost of dessert starts from 48 dollars.
Handbag of chocolate.
Paris is the acknowledged capital of fashion. Here, even desserts in restaurants are considered a kind of accessory. So, in hotel Le Bristol you can order a purse made of chocolate.It can not be worn, but it’s enough to taste it. Only for 43.5 dollars will be able to find out that inside the chocolate delicacy there is a filling of mint cream and raspberry sauce.