Friday, May 30, 2014


My cousin Jeanne's college friend, Dr. Ingking invited me for a night out in Manhattan, and she chose a very interesting place, Serendipity 3 or Serendipity III! (I always confuse it with Serependity!) What does Serendipity mean?
Actually, my friend Gretch also thought of inviting me to this place if in case I haven't been there. The cozy place is located at 225 East 60th St. between Second and Third Ave. in New York City, founded by Stephen Bruce in 1954, and this is how it looks from the outside!
Dr. Ingking got an appointment for us at 6:00 p.m. because she knows the queue is quite long if one didn't have that.
Isn't the place whimsical?... and so interesting! They had a really large menu... and here are some samples:
From Wikipedia: In 2004, Serendipity celebrated its fiftieth anniversary by introducing the record-breaking Golden Opulence Sundae, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive dessert, at $1000. It is made with 5 scoops of the Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream,Madagascar vanilla covered in 23K edible gold leaf, drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana, and covered with chunks of Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast. It is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries and 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 passion fruit, orange, and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon, a petite mother of pearl spoon, and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel. 
We got the Lemon Sole with the Garden Salad on the side...

 And the Seafood Fettucine...
And the highlight is the dessert, which is the Hot Frozen Chocolate!
And someone offered to take our picture... the Filipino young kids who were sitting beside us!
Thanks, Dr. Ingking for a very wonderful dinner topped with the special dessert!