Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00
Sometimes we just feel like treating ourselves and indulging in an ice cream sundae that costs way too much at a high-end cafe. But how far would you go, or in this case – pay for the cold, creamy cup of heaven? The Mauboussin Mega Sundae is notorious for its exorbitant price tag, at $1,000 you expect the thing to contain gold – and indeed it does!
The thousand dollar dessert is served at the French-inspired Bagatelle restaurant (a hot hit with celebrities) in New York. The Mauboussin Mega Sundae is named after the venerable and nearly two century old French jeweler, Mauboussin.
The sundae itself is the masterpiece of Bagatelle Executive Chef Sebastien Chamaret, who combines homemade vanilla ice cream, chocolate truffles, homemade French macaroons, sorbet made from Dom Perignon rose champagne, gold leaves, dark chocolate brownies gilded in edible 24 carat gold and fresh whipped cream, all in an oversized martini glass covered in chocolate vodka sauce.
The pièce de résistance of the luxury sundae has got to be the black steel, white gold and diamond ring from Mauboussin that each diner takes home upon finishing dessert – apparently in the world of four figure sweets, jewelry is par for the dessert course. The ring is created specially for Bagatelle is called “Moi non plus/Toi non plus,” and sells for $590 (sans ice cream).