How To Spoil Yourself With Edible Gold In Every Meal
Every now and then, there's nothing wrong with rewarding ourselves with a little luxury when it comes to the things that we buy, experience and devour. Whether it’s adding extra cheese to your pasta, booking trips to your dream destination, or splurging on designer stuff, we all deserve to have that extra oomph and sparkle. But have you ever thought of having a cup of coffee with 24-carat gold flakes in it?
That 24 carat magic of gold in your cappuccino (Photo credit to Frank Lloyd Mamaril)
That's what Pia Wurtzbach did in the latest episode of Pia's Postcards! Together with Furne One, a successful Filipino fashion designer, Queen P got a taste of luxury at the Burj Al Arab hotel. Boasting both a modern design sensibility and a 7-star rating, the Burj Al Arab offers a gold standard for everything and takes it quite literally. The verdict? Definitely rich in more ways than one. Topped with 24-karat gold sprinkles, an otherwise unassuming cup of coffee gets elevated to extravagant levels. While it might not be something to enjoy every day, Pia liked it, and it's an experience worth trying should you find yourself in Dubai.
Furne One gave Queen P the luxurious VIP treatment in Dubai
But if you’re feeling a little extra already, there’s no need to book a flight in Dubai just to indulge in luxurious eats. Here are some of the places around the metro where you can go for gold.
The star of every Filipino celebration (Photo credit to JC Inocian for FOOD Magazine)
Lechon is a mainstay when it comes to Filipino celebrations. To take an already rich dish up a few notches, try the Richman’s Lechon at Pepita’s Kitchen. Not only is it topped with edible gold leaves, it’s also stuffed with truffle flavored rice and foie gras! Talk about going that extra, extra mile!Pepita’s Kitchen is located at 1050 Magallanes Ave, Magallanes Village, Makati. For reservations and inquiries call (0917) 866 0662.
The answer to all your burger cravings
Turn your casual dinner dates into something fancy! The Gil?t burger consists of 200 grams New Zealand Angus beef with Colby Jack cheese inside, caramelized red onions, Brie, bacon jam, truffle mayo, and topped off with edible 24k gold leaves. You definitely won’t feel the GILT when you’re devouring this bad boy!
Gilt Burger is located at 7615 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Makati.
Sweet and luxurious soft served
In Greek mythology, Midas was a king whose touch turned anything into solid gold. And that’s what you’re going to be getting when you order his namesake dessert at Kiss The Tiramisu. Consisting of ube cake, leche flan, barquillos, and real edible 24k gold, this lavish treat is definitely one for the history books.
Kiss the Tiramisu is located at Three Central, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati. For reservations and inquiries, call (0998) 888 5477.
Topped with real 23 carat gold (Photo credit to @shakeawayph)
Don’t let the name fool you. You don’t have to have crazy amounts of cash to enjoy the Millionaire’s Milkshake. Composed of 85% Lindt Dark Chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, and real edible gold flakes, it’s impossible not to feel like you’re living the high life with this refreshing and hearty drink.
Shakeaway is located at the G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City and in the 4/F of Uptown Mall, 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.
Life can get pretty crazy, but it’s good to reward yourself every now and then. When a regular dessert won’t cut it, step it up and have yourself a golden moment.
Join Pia Wurtzbach as she visits Dubai on Pia's Postcards, airing Sunday, April 29 at 8:30 PM on Metro Channel.