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The world’s most expensive macaron, along with your own private butler

Temptation comes in all shapes and sizes, doesn’t it? St. Regis Hotels are especially talented at creating quirky, luxurious temptations. In Istanbul, St. Regis has a special Champagne Sabering Ceremony one evening each week, that kicks off with the manager opening Champagne with a saber. It’s flamboyant, fun and of course a top of the range Champagne is always tempting! St. Regis Bal Harbour presidential suite terrace The world’s most expensive macaroon at the St. Regis Bal Harbour But at the St. Regis in Bal Harbour, Florida, you can now eat the world’s most expensive macaron. For a dash under a price-tag of $10,000, the Crystal Macaron should really be savoured! At a cost of $9,703, the Crystal Macaron’s ingredients include white tea and edible gold leaf. macaroon-display These delectable delicacies are offered in a range of tempting flavours which include strawberry, chocolate, orange blossom, pistachio, vanilla, key lime, mojito and raspberry. The Crystal Macaron is served in a keepsake crystal box, resting delicately on a cushion of sugar crystals. Indulgent, authentic and elegant While I’m in no doubt that these Crystal Macarons are indulgent, authentic and elegant, I do wonder about that price tag! These Crystal Macarons are created at La Gourmandise under the artistic, sophisticated culinary direction of Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour. If you decide to have some during your Afternoon Tea, there are more than 30 different tea blends that you can choose from, some of which are unique blends for the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. St. Regis Bal Harbour Presidential-Suite-Living-Room But is it really worth $9,703? Would you pay $9,703 for some Crystal Macarons? Trust me, the setting is spectacular, but even so! St. Regis have cleverly packaged their delicious Crystal Macarons not only in a keepsake crystal box, but also accompanied by ……an overnight stay at their Sky Palace Suites. Sky-Lounge-Living-Room These four-bedroom suites can accommodate up to eight guests, and feature superb 210-square foot balconies, which afford wonderful views over the Atlantic Ocean. Of course you will also have your own private butler, which is a trademark of the St. Regis brand. Now perhaps you may fancy the world’s most expensive macaroon along with your own private butler, do you?

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. That is really expensive! But hey, we only live once right? Being able to experience this luxury is a once in a lifetime opportunity and will surely be memorable!

  2. I’ve never got Macarons. I knew they look very pretty in the windows of confectionery shops in Paris but I just can’t get excited about them.

    Now butlers are a different matter. To date, my only experience of butler-living has been having a “beach butler” delivering drinks, towels and lunch etc at some exclusive hotels. But, hey, I could get the hang of that type of service.

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