Beating the competition, or lets say whipping the dessert competition senseless, this chocolate pudding from Marc Guibert who is the head chef at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windemere, Cumbria is now the most expensive dessert in the world. The previous record as The Rich Times readers will recall was from Serendipity 3 with its Grand Opulence Sundae . We wont count the Chocolate Tart by Andre Barbe simply because it had a lot of bling , but more because at $5 Million ; its too hard to beat!
Coming back to this luscious chocolate pudding which is made from chocolate (obviously) but also ingredients like gold and champagne caviar. The final version is glazed with edible gold leaf and then layered with jelly – made from champagne! I dont know about you, but it seems that this chef did not simply want to create a record ; he wanted to create a delicious dessert too. The description itself is mouthwatering to say the least. Used in the pudding are four different types of Belgium chocolates flavored with a combination of peach, orange and whiskey.
The pudding is finally topped with a two carat diamond instead of the usual cherry. If your taste buds are craving to have one of these $34,000 desserts then you would do well to book one about 3 weeks in advance – since that’s how much notice the chef requires. The Guinness Book is holding out for someone to come along and actually order the dessert. So if that is you, this may be one of the easiest ways of getting into the record books!
Editors Note: We are told that Serendipity also had a pudding, but that was for $20,000. In any case, this English pudding still gets the record. For those who want to have a look at the Serendipty dessert, we managed to dig up this video.
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