Serendipity 3 and the $1,000 Sundae Exit Georgetown

Georgetown’s Serendipity 3, the D.C. location of the famous New York restaurant, closed unexpectedly Tuesday, Washington City Paper reports. The restaurant, located at the intersection M St. and Wisconsin Ave., was known for its foot-long hot dogs and its trademarked “Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.” Serendipity 3 also holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive ice cream sundae with its $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae.

The sundae consists of vanilla ice cream covered in 23K edible gold leaf and some of the world’s most expensive chocolates. On top sits a small bowl of Golden Passion Caviar. The sundae is served in crystal goblet, and guests are given an 18K gold spoon to eat it with. Take a look at the making of a Golden Opulence Sundae in the video below:

With the restaurant now closed, we got to thinking: what else could you buy with the $1,000 you would have spent on the sundae?

3/4 ounce of real gold

1 pound of the most expensive truffles at Safeway

1 round-trip plane ticket from D.C. to Paris (to sample some French cuisine)

10 dinner dates at Cafe Milano

273 cupcakes from Baked & Wired

200 class passes at Yates (to work off the cupcakes)

1/65 of a year at Georgetown

And last but not least…

1/25 of the “Frrrozen Haute Chocolate,” also found at Serendipity 3


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