From Humble to Haute
Move over, Beluga caviar. See you later, Scottish lobster. There’s a new haute food in town. The taco. That’s right. One of the humble staples of Mexican cuisine and hipster food trucks the world over has undergone a swanky, luxurious makeover, and it’s now one of the priciest gourmet experiences you can treat yourself to. How much? Well, US$25,000 for an order (of two), sir. On the menu at Frida, a fine-dining enclave of the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, the delicacy is the creation of executive chef Juan Licerio. It’s made of gold flake-infused tortillas filled with Kobe beef, lobster, black truffle brie and a dollop of Almas Beluga caviar. More gold layers go on top, of course, before serving. To order the entrée, foodies need to be staying in the resort’s Presidential Suite and put down a deposit of US$12,500. No hipster types allowed. Need something equally indulgent to help scoff the tony taco down? Pair it with a bottle of Pasión Azteca Ultra Premium Anejo tequila from Ley .925, available for US$150,000.