This past November, Bruno Mars released his third studio album 24k Magic. Mars captures the magic of living lavish and having “everything 24 karats” with his funky beats and catchy lyrics. There’s no denying everyone wants to live a luxurious life and Mars expresses this perfectly with this album. From “24k Magic” to “Versace on the Floor,” this album is pure gold.

But before Mars was singing about 24 karats, chefs were cooking with 24 karats to create lavish versions of everyday food. From ice cream sundaes to bagels, Bruno Mars would certainly approve of the 24k magic happening in the kitchen. You could be “dripping in finesse” by snacking on dishes with gold in them. 

1. Serendipity 3 – Golden Opulence Sundae

Located in New York City, Serendipity 3 has a reputation for its amazing meals and extravagant desserts. This sundae is nothing short of extravagant. If you’re looking to indulge in what is known as the world’s most expensive dessert, you have to place your order 48 hours in advance. That’s because this dessert is made up of vanilla, chocolate, caviar, and edible gold which are all imported from all over the world just for you to enjoy! While the $1,000 price tag may seem to be too much for an ice cream sundae, at least you get to keep the 18k gold spoon it comes with!

2. Industry Kitchen – The Faceza’ Pizza

I’m sure if Bruno Mars was having a pizza party, this is what he’d be serving. Industry Kitchen in New York City is located close to Wall Street, making it no surprise that the pizzeria drew inspiration from the financial world. At a whopping $2,000, their Fance’za’ pizza needs to be ordered 48 hours in advance so that the squid ink dough is ready. Then, the pizza is covered with Stilton cheese, 24k gold leaves, caviar, French truffles, and foie gras. I’m more of an extra cheese type of girl but I wouldn’t say no to a pizza with imported toppings, and I’m sure Bruno Mars wouldn’t wither.

3. The Westin at Times Square – White Truffle Bagel

The White Truffle bagel from The Westin at Times Square is anything but boring. The $1,000 breakfast brightened everyone’s morning during its limited time sale. The Westin put not one, but two spreads on their creation. White truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused jelly were in the middle of the bagel, but on top is where this bagel shines, literally. The White Truffle Bagel is covered in 24k gold strips. To make it even better, this extravagant breakfast was sold in order to raise funds for a culinary arts scholarship!

4. Serendipty 3 – Frrrozen Haute Chocolate

Just when you thought Serendipity 3’s $1,000 ice cream sundae was crazy, they made a hot chocolate worth $25,000. A high-end version of their popular Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate has all the bells and whistles. Five grams of 24 karat gold is blended into their famous icy hot chocolate mix, topped with whipped cream, more gold, and a truffle flown in from France. The drink is served in a gold goblet, surrounded by a gold crown and diamonds. If you’re not a fan of using a straw, you can use the golden spoon that comes with this deluxe dessert.

5. Donut Underground by Manila Social Club – Golden Cristal Ube Donut

What better way to spice up your daily coffee and donut than with a donut with gold? Donut Underground by Manila Social Club in Miami Beach took the classic donut to a whole new level. Made with ube, a sweet purple yam from the Philippines, the donut has an irresistible color. The dough is also made with Cristal champagne. As if we needed another reason to love this doughnut, Donut Underground topped it off with 24k gold dust and a 24k gold leaf. We’ll take that over sprinkles any day. These drool-worthy doughnuts are available for $100 each, or $1,200 for a dozen.

6. Haru – Black Bay Roll

Haru, which can be found in New York and Boston, created a sushi roll that not only is golden in appearance, but in meaning. The Black Bay roll has mango, avocado, tempura flakes, spicy red and white tuna topped off with a golden leaf imported from Japan. The roll, which you can get for $18, served as a fundraiser for those affected by the Boston bombings in 2013. The city had such a positive response to the restaurant’s creative fundraising effort, that they made it a permanent item on their menu!

7. Laduree Macarons – Marni Gold Leaf Macarons

In 2009, Laduree Macarons and Marni collaborated on the prettiest macarons ever. Combining the Italian luxury of Marni as a fashion brand, and the iconic pastries from Paris that Laduree is known for, these macarons were loved amongst fashionistas and foodies alike. The indulgent chocolate macaron made from imported ingredients was covered in sheets of gold, giving it a luxurious shine.

All of these dishes totally capture the luxe life Bruno Mars sings about on his latest album. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, there are plenty of golden opportunities to try a shiny snack! So, if you're looking for a way to add a little 24k magic to your life, be sure to try out at least one of these amazing dishes.