Monday, November 19, 2007

Rats! Foiled again!

About the photo contest--I should have given you the address to send the photos!  Send to Angie at angelaelwellhunt.com.  (Use the @ symbol, of course.  I spell it out to avoid those spam crawlers). 



Did you hear about the world's most expensive dessert?  

"Serendipity 3 set a Guinness world record on November 7 for the most expensive dessert when it partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create "Frrozen Haute Chocolate," a blend of 28 cocoas fused with 0.2 ounces of edible 23-karat gold.Just killed your chocolate craving, didn't I? It comes with an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds at the base of the goblet. The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound."

I was amazed when I read about the above--first, that anyone would spend $25,000 for a DESSERT (at least you can walk away with the diamond bracelet), and second, that anyone would eat GOLD.  (Although, I think I've done it.  I had a gold-flaked dessert on a cruise once, but I didn't ask any questions.)  I suppose anything is edible, if not digestible.  

Now there's an update on the story!  The restaurant that created this amazing dessert, "Serendipity 3" has just been closed down.  Why?  Because of RATS and COCKROACHES!  

According to the news report, "Serendipity 3 on the Upper East Side failed its second consecutive health inspection in a month on Wednesday night after health officials found a live mouse, mouse droppings in multiple places, flies and dozens of live cockroaches, the Heath Department said."

Just killed your chocolate craving, didn't I? 

~~Angie 



5 comments:

Ashley Weis said...

Oh my! The things people waste their money on... and to think they paid 25,000 for something that may not have been chocolate, but something more along the lines of mouse droppings...

Interesting!

Kay said...

Gold is supposed to be good for arthritis. But I think it's bad for your stomach, skin, kidneys, blood and lungs. In large ammounts, you understand.

jan said...

just think how many hungry mouths $25,000 can feed!

Kathy said...

Yuck! But I'd take the money for our adoption!!

Accidental Poet said...

I'm saving you from having to ship a ten pound box of books to Canada by not dressing up my dog ...aren't I thoughtful?