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The Twenty-Five Thousand Dollar Dessert

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The Twenty-Five Thousand Dollar Dessert

Is a dessert costing twenty-five grand what you want? You can find it in a Manhattan Upper East Side restaurant. Made with twenty-one types of chocolate and sprinkled gold leaf, this decadent frozen mousse is something beyond belief. It comes in a twenty-three carat diamond-encrusted gold dish. If you found Aladdin’s lamp, would eating this be your wish? This would be something to brag about and quite nice. However, the restaurant has been closed due to cockroaches and mice. From a news story found on This was written a few years ago. The restaurant has reopened since.

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  1. Date: 6/12/2013 5:06:00 PM
    That's definitely too rich for me, and after your last line, you couldn't pay me to eat it. Haha. Congrats on your win, Robert! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:54:00 PM
    ........your poem is very sweet........... congrats!!! SKAT

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 5:33:00 PM
    Liked the amusing way you wrote this. Decadent frozen mousse, mice, and cockroaches in the same restaurant! What a story!

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 3:58:00 PM
    so funny! the irony! I would never waste money like that, even if it was my last meal! Fav poem :)

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 3:39:00 PM
    This is a funny story, one so very true, but crazy! Could you imagine trying to buy one of these desserts, insane! I don't care if it does come in a twenty-three carat diamond-encrusted gold dish I would never purchase this dessert, never, no-way, uh-uh! Thanks for sharing this wonderful write that you have written! I love this poem! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 9:13:00 AM
    i've heard about this dessert but didn't know that the restaurant has been closed. thanks for the info and for the fine rhyme!

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 11:30:00 PM
    wow I can't imagine...and yet they got closed down~~oh my~~ good rhyming,Deb

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 11:08:00 PM
    The irony of it all is so poetic. Thanks for the chuckle with your fine rhymes.

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 10:48:00 PM
    Robert, i actually passed that story... thanks for refreshing... thank you.. soup mail..pd