Priced at $1,000 (approximately Rs 65,000) per serving, the Golden Opulence Sundae comes with a big dollop of Amedei Porcelana, 24-carat edible gold, and dessert caviar smeared generously over its creamy surface. It is the costliest frozen dessert known to man.
Ch Malla Reddy, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP from Malkajgiri constituency, bought a cup of ice cream from state information minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) for a whopping sum of Rs 5 lakh at an event in Hyderabad on Friday evening. There were no gold trimmings, though. Just plain ol’ vanilla ice cream, splashed with chocolate sauce.
KTR, the only son of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, virtually turned ice cream vendor as part of the Gulabi Coolie Vaarotsvalu (Pink Labourers’ Week), being held from April 14 to 20. The objective of the event is to raise funds for the upcoming TRS plenary at Kompally on April 21, and a public meeting to mark the party’s foundation day at Warangal on April 27.
Accompanied by a host of party leaders, KTR went to the Rockstone ice-cream parlour at the Las Vegas Diners restaurant near Kompalli and turned ‘coolie’ for a while. Sporting a toque blanche, he personally served ice cream to surprised customers at prices that would set even the sturdiest hearts racing.