We all know, deep down, the best taco are those $1 street tacos found long after the sun has gone down on a Mexico city over the weekend. One Mexican chef, Licerio, has taken this to a new extreme.
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The Grand Velas Los Cabos’, a luxury resort in Mexico, has combined – in one taco – shrimp, Kobe beef, caviar and…gold leaf. Combined, that brings the total price of the taco to a whopping $25,000.
The taco is made from only the high-end of food products, including corn tortilla with 24k gold flakes. The kobe beef in these tacos is known for its tenderness, fat and texture. Almas Beluga caviar are the eggs of sturgeon fish. The Langoustines are scampi – white shellfish – of high quality variety. Black truffle brie cheese is soft and white paste is smooth with a luscious buttery flavor concocted out of high-quality cow’s milk and layered with black truffles and rich aromatic tastes. Then, the taco is topped with a Morita chili salsa, añejo tequila (one of the finest in the world) and civet coffee.
Oh, yeah, then it’s topped with 24k gold leaf again.
“People are excited and a little surprised about how you can eat a taco for $25,000 when you can find one on the street for $0.5,” he said. “Then I explain the delicacy, the technique and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it’s worth it.”
To be sure, the $25,000 feeds two. No one had ordered the menu one week after it had been concocted, which would entail a $12,500 deposit and a reservation in the presidential suite.
The dish is then presented in a desert encircled by motorcycles or during a marriage proposal.
Licerio recommends to complement the taco with the luxury tequila Pasion Azteca – $150,000 per bottle.