Serendipity 3

During my East Coast Trip in May, I managed to visit Serendipity 3 to try their world famous frrrozen hot chocolate. I had first heard about this place a few years ago in the movie “Serendipity” and I had wanted to try it out since then.

Picture 2 is the table where Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack sat at (or at least that’s what I was told by the waiter).

We stopped by after watching the Broadway play “Mary Poppins” so it was a little late. They were only serving desserts and drinks instead of their full menu (salads, soups, sandwiches, crepes, pastas, etc.) at that time.

I ordered the Peanut Butter Frrrozen Hot Chocolate ($9) and it was delicious! It was cold and smooth. I could definitely taste the peanut butter, but it wasn’t chunky at all.

My colleague ordered the Dark Double Devil Mousse ($8).

One treat that I’ll probably never be fortunate enough to have is their Golden Opulence Sundae. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the most expensive sundae… $1000!!! This requires a 48 hour notice. Why is it so incredibly expensive? It’s “made with 5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela’s coast. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It’s sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence served with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel.” If anyone has the money for this, please invite me along… =)

This is just a fun place to enjoy a sweet treat. The servings are large enough for two to share. They also have a little shop where you can buy books, candy, and other knick knacks…

Serendipity 3
225 E 60th Street
New York City NY 10022
(212) 838-3531

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Submitted by Marcel (not verified) on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 6:35pm

The frozen mint hot chocolate at Serendipity 3 was yummy and definitely a try and cross off your meal bucket list thing, but I wouldn't pay $9 for that ever again. We were a little hungry so we ordered the blue chips and goat cheese. It ended up exceeding our expectations who would have guessed that goat cheese and salsa would make such a great combo.

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