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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chocolate Diamond Dessert Costs $34,000

A U.K. jeweler and a hotel chef have baked what is being billed as the world’s most expensive dessert and at 22,000 pounds ($34,700) there's few who wikll ague this claim. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records will make it official when someone actuallys purchases the dessert.

The bejeweled chocolate dessert was the creation of the Wave Jewellery retail store in Kendal, U.K., and Marc Guilbert, the head chef at the nearby Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel. It’s an extravagant show love that will cost a lucky couple 22,000 pounds ($34,700).

Paul Henderson, the co-founder of Wave Jewellery,  selected a contempory 18k rose gold ring centered with a deep chocolate colored 2.62-carat diamond to complement the chocolate “pudding.” The ring can be made to fit any finger size after enjoying the dessert.

The cake—which will be launched during National Chocolate Week (October 10-17)—is made with four different types of the Belgian chocolate flavored with a combination of peach, orange and whiskey.

Styled like a Faberge Easter egg, the crafted dessert is layered with champagne jelly and a light biscuit joconde. It’s finished with bitter dark chocolate and glazed with edible gold leaf. It is further decorated with handmade chocolate flowers. As a finishing touch the dessert is served with champagne and strawberry caviar.

If that’s not enough luxury, the dessert comes with one of the finest and most expensive bottles of dessert wine—Chateau d’Yquem, which is priced at around 500 pounds ($788) per bottle.

The dessert also includes a complimentary night’s stay at Lindeth Howe and an evening meal.

The current world’s record, according to Guiness, is held by New York’s Serendipity 3 Restaurant with a $25,000 Frrrozen Haute Chocolate sundae.

Anyone wanting to buy the dessert will need to order it from Wave Jewellery three weeks in advance. For everyone else, the dessert will be on display at the hotel.

Wave Jewellery also has stores in London, Manchester, Lancaster and Bowness.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! A chocolate diamond dessert is not something you'll encounter every day. Regardless of the price, it looks very delicious! =)

    Jeffry Pullam