Dubai is known as one of the world's most luxurious destinations and now the city has one more delicacy one the menu: the Black Diamond sundae, which could be the world's most expensive ice cream.
The decadent treat sells for $817 and features one scoop of Madagascar vanilla ice cream, Iranian saffron threads and black Italian truffle. It is topped with a sprinkle of 23-karat edible gold leaf and served in a Versace Bowl with a Versace spoon, which customers can keep after forking over almost a grand for a taste of luxury.
The Black Diamond is sold at Scoopi Café, which recently opened on Jumeirah Beach Road. It took owner Zubin Doshi five weeks to come up with the right mix of ingredients for the stunning dessert, which he hopes breaks the record for the world's most expensive ice cream, according to local media.
“Popular ice-cream products in the city are priced lower, but we expect Dubai’s increasingly aspirational consumers to readily pay a premium for a superior product,” Doshi said.
As England gets ready to reopen its restaurants on 12 April for outdoor dining after the lockdowns, restaurateurs and bar owners respond to the new legislation with some exciting pop-ups and creative al fresco dining solutions. Find out more.