With the forthcoming Abastur show set to showcase the best in hospitality in Mexico, Amelia Levin takes a look at three significant new restaurant openings in a country where the culinary scene continues to explode
Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Don Pablo Collection
At this new property in the Mexican Caribbean’s Mayan Jungle, chefs at Makio serve upscale Japanese cuisine, reinventing antiquated “Asian fusion” for newer flavors and presentation. Alux Restaurant combines contemporary design with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the scenic grounds.
Grand Oasis Sens
Some call the new Grand Oasis Sens’ restaurant, Hacienda Benazuza, one of Cancún’s finest, where chef Rafael Zafra delves into molecular gastronomy for his own take on uber creative cuisine.
Temptation Cancún Resort
There are numerous gastronomic offerings at this adults-only all-inclusive resort. These include Bash, which is known as the heartbeat of Temptation and offers guests multiple entertainment outlets, from live music to resident DJs and other nightly programming. At SHE: Temptation, chefs also showcase molecular gastronomy-inspired dishes with an aphrodisiac bent for an adults-only crowd.
Photo: Grand Oasis Sens