The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort has launched a series of guest experiences in partnership with French jeweler and objet label Lalique–one of which has yielded the world’s most expensive macaron.
The Crystal Macaron–priced at $9,703 as a nod to the hotel’s address, 9703 Collins Avenue–is made with white tea, decorated with edible gold leaf and rests on a cushion of sugar crystals within a keepsake crystal box. Think that’s all your getting for a price tag just shy of $10,000? Think again. The macrons come with an overnight stay at one of the hotel’s new four-bedroom Sky Palace Suites, which houses up to eight guests, comes with a complimentary butler and features four 210 square-foot balconies to gaze upon uninterrupted views of the Atlantic ocean.
Lalique and the St. Regis aren’t stopping at macarons in their quest for high-priced edible treats. Their collaborative cocktail program consists of three signature drinks served in Lalique stemware, priced at $200 each. Guests can take their flute, glass or coupe home with them once they finish sipping, but the hotel plans to engrave the names of regular guests into their glasses to keep at the bar for exclusive use during their stays.
Wondering what you’ll sip for a round of drinks that could rival the cost of a night’s stay? The signature drink list includes the Muses, a cocktail comprised of gin, fresh lemon, chamomile, honey and raspberry as well as the Eternal, a gin, elderflower and grapefruit concoction. The last cocktail in the series–a Hennessy, calvados, amaro, hibiscus and angostura bitters drink–is called the Sensory Awareness.
Both the decadent almost $10,000 macaron and the $200/glass cocktail program can be enjoyed during the last of the hotel’s super-luxurious offerings, where the kitchen creates a tailored menu for an intimate dinner party with pairings at a private meal served in the hotel wine vault.
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