Empellon Cocina will serve a taco tasting menu, with unlimited beer & margaritas, on 2 November 2012. The price is $95 before 9pm, or $125 after.
Now here’s what’s interesting. First, Cocina doesn’t serve typically tacos, and just to drive that point home, Chef Alex Stupak published a 400 word essay explaining why. Second, Empellon doesn’t typically serve tasting menus, as Stupak told us in April.
But when Cocina breaks from tradition and does a set menu, they get it right, as was the case earlier in October when Stupak teamed up with Mexico City’s Enrique Olvera and decided it would be a good idea to pair caviar with plantains. It was very good idea indeed.
So based on past experiences, we’re inclined to say this taco tasting MIGHT be a good deal. Naysayers will surely bring out the ethnocentric argument that good tacos should be cheap tacos, and those believe as much are welcome to debate the issue at Taco Bell in Penn Station. We’ll skip that plenary session. Click through for the full menu. Hint: black truffles are involved.