The equation usually goes — the farther away the country of origin of the cuisine is, the more upscale the food. So, an expensive taco, say in Uppsala, Sweden, is perfectly justified. But a $40 taco in Brentwood? They have no excuse. Yes, actually is 38.50 the price for a taco in Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge in Los Angeles, California, they put just those sapphires and pearls in an entrance taco plate and voila! In this case, the sapphires and pearls are slices of filet mignon, accompanied by pico de gallo, vegetable rice and black beans. Unfortunately, this dish is not on the online menu, but here I add a pic of the in-house menu.
But wait a second. Who wants pearls and sapphires when you can have diamonds and gold, Yes!! And the country of origin of this tasty taco couldn’t stay behind L.A, and give “The Residence” to this luminary star, with a juicy contract and not in Las Vegas.
The Gran Velas Resort in Cabo San Lucas Mexico is offering a delicious treat just for $25 000 us, yes! you read it well! Twenty-Five Thousand American Dollars, don’t do it! I already did it for you, the conversion in Canadian money is $33,573.63 can, Oh Em Gee!.
Executive Chef Juan Licerio Alcala created the world’s most expensive taco by taking a corn tortilla speckled with 24-karat gold flakes and filling it with Kobe beef, langoustine, shrimp, Almas Beluga caviar and black truffle Brie cheese. It was then covered with a salsa of Morita chiles and civet coffee, made from the fermented droppings of a civet, which has eaten the berries of a coffee plant. Then — BAM! — gold flakes were sprinkled on top. Because apparently, everything tastes better smothered in gold.
If a mere $25,0000 isn’t enough for you to spend on your delicious snack, Chef Alcala recommends throwing in a $150,000 bottle of Ley .925 Pasion Azteca Ultra-Premium Anejo tequila to wash it down.
To order the golden masterpiece, you must be a guest of the resort staying in the presidential suite and put down a $12,500 deposit. For reservations, visit www.loscabos.grandvelas.com. Sombrero and poncho are optional here.
For the rest of us, we can go to Chipotle or Taco bell and get almost the same culinary experience at a more reasonable price. At the end, Taco is a taco. and Viva Mexico!!.