Saturday, 10 November 2007

Rich Food


Do you have a sweet tooth? Although I do like to have sweet things, dessert is very much an optional extra. I know people (my ex-MIL, for example) who would happily forget the rest of a meal and go for the pud, but not me.

You probably saw the story a couple of days ago - A restaurant in New York has unveilled a new dessert. If you have a special occaision coming up, you might want to try and persuade your other half to buy you one - I'm sure they'll do deliveries for a reasonable charge.

The dessert in question costs $25,000 and is laced with edible gold. Jean Knee, who walked out of a restaurant with a plate, will be pleased to note that she'll be expected to take the spoon with her (though I suspect it doesn't really go with the plate).

If your budget doesn't stretch that far, then there are cheaper options - the ice cream sundae is priced at a very reasonable $1,000.

Presumably someone would only buy the record-breaking sweet in order to impress their "friends".

But, supposing that you ordered it, took a mouthful and didn't like it? It would be unfortunate if you had to spit it out. "You mean you don't like the taste of gold?", your friends would gasp. So my advice is that if you ever do end up getting this, don't touch it. Say you're not hungry, pay the bill and leave. Don't even take the spoon. That would be even more impressive...

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18 comments:

Bee said...

Dogs have not sympathy for my tiredness...

Anyway!
I never ever order the dessert at restaurants. By the time I've had my meal I'm too full to do anything other than ask for a container to take home half of my uneaten meal. Unlike jean knee, the people always bring my container right away so I've never been forced into the life of crime.

There is a dessert I've been dying to try. Tiramisu from Carlucci's. MMMMMMM. Maybe we'll go one day and just have the dessert.

Tracy said...

I honestly could not imagine a dessert that is $25,000 worth of good. I myself prefer the Edy's icecream and it only sets me back a whopping $5.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Tracy:

No, I can't either. They are cheating, though, since included in the price is a bracelet and a spoon, and the edible gold is just silly.

More imporantly, if I had $25,000 to blow, I can think of many more things I'd rather spend it on.

My favourite dessert is vanilla icecream, which I often have to ask for specially, as there are usually more exotic flavours on the menu.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

Do you actually eat your leftovers later? I always wonder about that, since it's very unusual in the UK for people to take them home. On the other hand we also don't get such large portions here...

Bee said...

No, I don't but Andy does. I'm kinda weird (surprised?) in that I don't liek to eat re-heated food.

Magdalene said...

This sort of crap makes me very, very angry. $25,000 in order for some bored, rich idiot to poison themselves? I despair of a world that can allow such truly disgusting excess in the face of so much poverty, suffering and death.

However, following my pointless rant I would love to invite you all over to share the divine lemon and lime cheesecake that is currently relaxing in golden, voluptuousness in the oven. I would save you all a piece honest...

Brian o Vretanos said...

Magdalene:

The picture you conjure up of gold food compared with starving millions is indeed stark.

Not sure it's any worse that the bored rich idiot buying a painting that'll spend its life in a bank vault, or spending a million pounds a year maintaining a yacht that he only uses for a couple of weeks.

As long as people have excess money and resources to burn, they will.

Anyway, I feel more envious of you with your cheesecake...

Jean Knee said...

as silly as it sounds the first thing to come to mind is: is it safe to ingest gold? does it go right through you waving at all the lesser food stuffs and or artificial additives? or does it do brain damage like lead. or do you have to have brain damage to even order it in the first place?

Jean Knee said...

that spoon is rather kick-mass.

Jean Knee said...

magdalene- you are truly a ruthless, shameless tease with that cheesecake.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

Whilst I'm sure that people buying this have almost certainly got some kind of chemical inbalance in their brain, I've got a feeling that gold is fairly inert, so probably passes straight through.

Jean Knee said...

still, wouldn't you love a taste, sans the gold,

they had one of those on the today show and the hosts were yumming it down.

the dude said no one had ordered it yet. wonder why


we had drum sticks last night and Lean didn't even finish hers.

what could be wrong with her????
(vanilla ice cream cone dipped in chocolate and covered with nut

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

I suspect that they've made more from the free advertising than they ever will from selling it.

No, I don't think I would like a taste. It's made from all sorts of posh cocoa, and I'm a milk chocolate fan, personally.

Drumsticks: Sounds nice. I'm feeling hungry now...

Bee said...

I must be some kind of a moron!

Andy asked me if I wanted a cake for my d-day and I told him hells no but I should have asked for cheesecake! Put me in a home! I'm ready!

Jean Knee said...

I make a mean chocolate marble cheesecake... without a mix...and uh without marbles


look , Brian's asleep, I think I heard a snore

Bee said...

That Brian! Always snoring!!

jean knee you've got my address, I'll expect you here no later than noon with that marbless (marvelous) cheesecake. THNX!

Brian o Vretanos said...

It's not fair! How come everyone else gets cheesecake. Whose blog is it anyway? (don't answer that...)

I got some different onions for the Green Been Casserole. Now I'll have to get some cheesecake for pudding.

Jean Knee said...

what do you mean by pudding? our creamy delicious version, or your hard tastless kind?