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World's Most Expensive Taco Generates Over $27K for Charity At Grand Velas Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (May 4, 2017) - The World's Most Expensive Taco and a shot of Tequila Ley .925 generated $27,960 for the Los Cabos Children's Foundation last Friday at Grand Velas Los Cabos' Sip & Savor event. The benefit, which included a raffle for the taco and tequila duo, signature tacos from the resort's executive chefs for guests along with tequila, the appearance of La Ley's $3.5 million Ley Diamante bottle, and a surprise live auction, was for the not for profit focused on the health of children in Los Cabos and the Southern Baja Peninsula. The money will be used for the not for profit's programs of oncology, cardiology and pediatric intensive care.
Security was tight at the event, with two security guards accompanying the bottle to the hotel ballroom and then striding alongside the display with the Ley Diamante bottle. Insurance was taken out on the bottle. Chef Juan Licerio and his team paraded the costly taco to the stage where it was divided in half so that it could be enjoyed by the winner and his wife.
The lucky winner, American Mike Patterson, ceded it to his two guests, one of them wished to remain anonymous. The other was Los Cabos Properties' real estate brokerage owner Reyna Houston who proclaimed the taco and tequila "totally delicious."
Retailing at $25K at the resort's Frida restaurant, the pricey taco is a gold flake-infused soft corn tortilla filled with Kobe beef, lobster, black truffle brie cheese, Almas Beluga caviar and a salsa made from dried Morita peppers, Ley .925 Añejo tequila, and kopi luwak. Luwak is a coffee made from partially digested cherries that are gathered from the excrement of the civet, a wild cat found throughout Asia.
The handmade tequila bottle, "Ley Diamante," has 3.725 kilos of .925 pure platinum and 4100 diamonds for an incredible total of 328.59 carats. From design to completion, it took ten months to make and weighs close to 18 pounds. The tequila itself is extra aged, a unique blend of 3, 6 and 9 year old, white oak Barrels, 100% agave, 42% alcohol (84 proof), from the company's own Los Altos de Jalisco Plantations, where the best tequilas in the world are made.
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About Grand Velas Los Cabos:
The new Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja Peninsula is the fifth property of Velas Resorts. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. All 304 ocean view suites are over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools while duplex wellness suites have designated wellness amenities and insuite juice bars. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants with an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico's fine wines. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens' and kids' club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personalized butler concierge service; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company's commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that's open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts operate Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.