A chocolate pudding with a £22,000 price-tag has been unveiled in the Lake District, but hasn't yet broken the world record for the most expensive dessert.
Marc Guibert, creator of the outlandish culinary extravagance, added gold and champagne caviar to four different types of Belgian chocolate flavoured with peach, orange and whiskey. The dessert, served up at the Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, is layered with champagne jelly and glazed with edible gold leaf.
But the cherry on top of the edible masterpiece is a two carat diamond. It also comes with one of the most expensive bottles of dessert wine you can buy, Chateau d’Yquem, which is priced at around £500 per bottle.
However, the pudding can only claim its place in the Guinness Book of World Records when a customer comes along who is willing to fork out for it - which may take some time. Anyone wanting to scoff the delectable dessert cannot do so on a chocolate whim; instead they will have to give three weeks' notice. Until then, New York’s Serendipity 3 Restaurant will hang on to its record with a £12,000 pudding containing 24 carat edible Swiss gold.