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Expensive Ice Cream Sundaes

Chef Sebastien Chamaret Creates a Frozen Dessert That Costs $1000

— October 22, 2014 — Lifestyle
The world's most expensive ice cream sundae may ring in at a whopping $25,000, but that doesn't mean a $1000 is any less shocking. That's right, Sebastien Chamaret, a chef at swanky Meatpacking district restaurant Bagatelle, has created a decadent frozen dessert that will put a dent in both one's wallet and teeth.

Dubbed the 'Mauboussin Mega Sundae,' but also known as the 'Jay-Z of desserts,' the expensive ice cream sundae consists of vanilla ice cream, chocolate truffles, homemade macarons, Dom Perignon Rose sorbet with gold leaves, chocolate vodka sauce, gilded brownies and, of course, fresh whipped cream. Served in a giant martini glass, the expensive ice cream sundae is not something to be had every day. Unless you are Jay-Z.
Trend Themes
1. Luxury Dessert - The trend for high-end desserts and extravagant ingredients for a unique gastronomical experience creates opportunities for chefs to innovate and cater to a niche market.
2. Experiential Dining - Consumers crave unique and memorable experiences, leading to innovation in the restaurant industry with artisans and chefs inventing new and creative ways to present their dishes
3. Premiumization - High-end desserts demonstrate a trend towards premiumization and a growing consumer willingness for luxury experiences and products
Industry Implications
1. Fine Dining - Fine dining restaurants that serve high-end desserts with unique ingredients can attract a niche market of customers who are willing to pay high prices for new gastronomical experiences
2. Luxury Goods - Luxury brands can create opportunities to expand their market share by partnering with chefs and restaurants to introduce high-end desserts with extravagant ingredients
3. Hospitality - Hotels can differentiate themselves by offering unique and luxurious dessert options, tapping into the experiential dining trend and catering to the high-end dining market
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