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A Rare Soup and a Fancy Dessert Come with Hefty Price Tags

Order a $688 aphrodisiac or a $1,000 dessert

Cordyceps soup at the Talon Club
Cordyceps soup at the Talon Club
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Forget mushrooms. The chichi Talon Club at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dishes out a soup with Cordyceps fungus, valued at $14,000 per gram. The high-stakes VIP area at the resort sells the soup for $688 for a bowl.

Dubbed the caterpillar fungus, Cordyceps are found in the Himalayan Mountains and only grow at altitudes of 3,800 meters above sea level where these special caterpillars can survive. Connoisseurs believe the Cordyceps fungus contains powerful healing properties as a natural cancer treatment, an anti-aging supplement, and even an aphrodisiac.

The Talon Club’s soup features black-skinned chicken breast, longan berry, and red date swimming in an earthy, tea-like broth with a quarter ounce of Cordyceps in every bowl.

Beauty & Essex’s $1,000 dessert
Beauty & Essex’s $1,000 dessert
Justin Levy/Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex at the resort also features a $1,000 dessert that’s available on Valentine’s Day. Of course, the centerpiece is a round, brilliant cut 0.10-carat white diamond from the Beauty & Essex Pawn Shop at the front of the restaurant.

The extravagant dessert features a tray of espresso macchiato served with sugar jewels in a heart-shaped locket and a chocolate sphere incasing the diamond; a jewelry box filled with glitter dusted doughnuts served with caramel, chocolate and berry dipping sauces; another jewelry box of chocolate hearts with various fillings; and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne.

The restaurant from Chopped judge Chris Santos only plans to serve six desserts at its three locations.

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Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

Beauty & Essex

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 737-0707 Visit Website