All fans of Margarita know that February 22nd is National Margarita Day. The margarita has developed into so many different flavors and varieties, each differing slightly depending on region. But, while most places will celebrate with half-price pitchers of some neon green sugary concoction that vaguely resembles a margarita, Patrón Tequila and the Meatpacking District’s Bodega Negra, offer something special in New York City, and it’s unlike anything the city has ever seen. They celebrate the day in a big way with a $500 pizza, officially named the Platinum “Margarita” Margherita Pizza.
The special pizza was created by Bodega Negra’s chef, Michael Armstrong “We’ve carried Patrón’s Gran line for years and love the flavor of each expression, so [we] wanted to use it to blend the flavors in this dish for something truly special,” Armstrong said.
This premium specialty, created on top of a flour tortilla crust is topped with Osetra caviar, black truffles, tomato, lobster cooked in Patrón Burdeos (which retails at $500 a bottle), mango (also cooked in Patrón Burdeos), avocado, pickled onions and crema infused with Platinum Patrón.
The pizza, which takes 45 minutes to assemble, must be ordered 48 hours in advance and serves 2-3 people. It is available between now through February 22 for pizza aficionados to give it a spin at their Tequila Warehouse.