The Aesthete: Sweet Tooth, Serendipity
A jaded city girl takes her godson on a mission to sample Serendipity 3’s Frrrozen Hot Chocolate
Originally published by The Aesthete.
If you’re an over-privileged child – or parent to one – in New York City, you’ve visited Serendipity 3on the Upper East Side. My own memories of it are visceral: gaudy white furniture; gadgets begging to be broken; shrieking children’s voices piercing through the pleasure of my sugar high/brain freeze. Despite its extensive menu of sweet and savory dishes, Serendipity means but one thing to me: Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.
I wonder if this iconic treat will live up to my childhood recollections and make my pulse race. It being hot out makes me think that it might. It being a Saturday, and hence brimming with shrieking children, gives me anxiety.
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Photographs courtesy of SERENDIPITY 3.