Leave room for dessert - at £22,000
The world's most expensive dessert has been cooked up with an eye-watering price tag of £22,000.
Styled like a Faberge Easter egg, the extravagant chocolate pudding is believed to have broken all previous records thanks to its pricey list of ingredients which includes gold, champagne caviar and a two-carat diamond.
Layered with champagne jelly and a light biscuit joconde, the creation is finished with bitter dark chocolate and glazed with edible gold leaf.
It has been created by Marc Guibert, head chef at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria.
The dessert, which is being launched for National Chocolate Week, is made with four different types of the finest Belgian chocolate flavoured with a combination of peach, orange and whiskey.
Stephen Broughton, managing director of Lindeth Howe, said: "Marc has used all of his culinary talents to whip up a truly incredible concoction of chocolate, champagne and gold leaf, all topped off with a diamond. It looks spectacular, tastes incredible and has a price tag to match!"
At £22,000, the dessert easily breaks the world record currently held by New York's Serendipity 3 Restaurant which has a pudding priced at £12,000.
But the British pudding will not take its place in the Guinness Book of World Records until a customer has deep enough pockets to order one - which must be done three weeks in advance.