Despite the economic meltdown, food made with edible gold is still being served. The Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi reportedly served 11 pounds of edible gold to its guests in 2008, which could have cost as much as $500,000.
But they’re not the only ones with a gilded tooth.
WSJ’s Wealth Report blog: [T]he Russians are especially avid consumers of gold, and like to eat it with their caviar and oysters.
Plenty of U.S. restaurants serve up gold to those who like to wear their bling on the inside. A New York chef came up with a $1,000 bagel featuring white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves. An L.A. candy maker sells treats called Holiday Nougat, made with flakes of 23-karat edible gold leaf.
Stephen Bruce, owner of New York ice cream parlor Serendipity3 famously came up with the $25,000 Frozen Haute Chocolate sundae, covered in 23K edible gold-infused whipped cream.
But will people keep eating gold if their money continues to be consumed by the market?
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