It amazes me how much money people will spend on food.  Especially those people who have a lot of money to spend.  But why would anyone spend thousands of dollars on a meal or even a dessert.  I have ran across stories of restaurants  who serve up these expensive dishes and here are a few.

Serendipity 3 a restaurant in midtown New York is responsible for a few of these indulgent dishes.

Golden Opulence Sundae

This isn't your run of the mill sundae.  This sundae includes 5 scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla.  The ice cream is then covered in 23 K edible gold leaf.  The ice cream is then drizzled with the most expensive chocolate in the world.  Amedei Porcelena and then covered with a rare chunks of Chuao chocolate from Venezuela.  It is then garnished with gold covered almonds, chocolate truffles and marzipan cherries.  It is served in an Baccarat Crystal goblet, which you get to keep, and gilded flower.  You eat this decadent dessert with an 18 K Gold Spoon.  Plus, it is topped with Grande Passion Caviar.

This Sundae will set you back $1000

The Luxury Pizza

This indulgent pizza is courtesy of Nino's Bellisaima in New York City.  This 12 in pizza is topped with creme fraiche, lobster, 4 different types of caviar,  smoked salmon, and wasabi sauce.

Cost: $1000 or $125 a slice, however you have to order 24 hours in advance

Haute Dog, another creation from Serendiptiy is a Indulgent Hot Dog
This hot dog will cost you $69

Richard Nouveau Burger-$175

This succulent burger comes from the Wall Street Burger Shoppe features 10 oz of Kobe beef, topped with black truffles, seared foie gras, aged Gruyere and gold flakes.

Don't get me wrong this all sounds tasty, but you have to have a chunk of change to blow on gourmet food like this.  However, it is New York City and a lot of people have that kind of money in New York City.