News and Notes – 11/16/2007

World’s Biggest Stocking

Stocking stuffer. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto recently broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Christmas stocking. The super-sized stocking measured 90 feet 1 inch in length and 37 feet 1 inch from heel to toe. The stocking was filled with toys to be donated to the Salvation Army.

Grand bagel. The Westin Hotel in Times Square is selling a $1,000 bagel to help raise scholarship funds. “The bagel is topped with Alba white truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves. The white truffle … is the second most expensive food in the world … It’s grown from late autumn to winter beneath certain oak trees in the Alba region of Italy, where trained pigs and dogs are called upon to find the delicacies.”

Rich chocolate. “A New York eatery is offering a $25,000 dessert bulging with top-grade cocoa, edible gold and shavings of a luxury truffle. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate was declared the most expensive dessert in the world on Wednesday by the Guinness World Records. The dessert is a frozen, slushy mix of cocoas from 14 countries, milk and 5 grams of 24-carat gold topped with whipped cream and shavings from a La Madeline au Truffle.” So, you can follow up your $1,000 dollar bagel for breakfast with a $25,000 chocolate dessert. Is all the food in New York this expensive?

Related post: $1,000 Pizza (in, where else, New York)

Strange update to story on $25,000 dessert:

A week after Serendipity 3 announced it had achieved the world record for the most expensive dessert, the famed Upper East Side ice-cream parlor and restaurant has been closed by the health department for a rodent and insect infestation.

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