Chef Enrique Olvera is famous for always putting the name of Mexico high on the maps and lists of world’s best restaurants. Besides his acclaimed restaurant Pujol in Mexico city, Cosme in New York, and several other collaborations (see more here), we are extremely excited he is bringing his culinary experience to Los Cabos in July 2015! His new Los Cabos restaurant Manta, will be an important part of The Cape, The Thompson Hotel, a newly opened hotel in Los Cabos, and will provide a true culinary experience for anyone who likes to enjoy the best what nature has to offer. The restaurant’s name, Manta, has an intriguing double meaning, that lies at the heart of Olvera’s concept: the manta ray symbolizes the focus on seafood, while manta, the Spanish word for blanket, conveys the chef’s emphasis on comfort. Acknowledged by The New York Times for his “way of confirming and subverting expectations of Mexican food at the same time,” Olvera draws inspiration from the izakaya tradition to introduce pan-Pacific influences to traditional Mexican cuisine.
The Cape, the new resort in Los Cabos isn’t bringing just more hotel rooms but also new exquisite and authentic culinary experiences. The Cape is the first Thompson Hotel to open in Mexico (second one is expected to open in Fall in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo).
With dedication and passion for food, Chef Olvera personally developed the menus for The Cape’s signature restaurant Manta. He has been involved in the whole process of development; Manta will have 114 seats and an exhibition kitchen. Olvera also revealed that he and his team went to Guadalajara to meet with a ceramics maker to design custom pieces for the restaurant.
About the cuisine of the new restaurant Manta, Olvera explains that it will have some of the best international food and this will be his first menu that won’t be fully Mexican, but it will have the best ingredients and techniques of the Pacific Rim. “Cabo is a destination that I personally have an affinity for and where my family and I often spend time” said. He added that the restaurant will be his responsibility and hopes to give an excellent service to all.
The menu will reflect the best feeling of The Cape, a mix of modern elements with a casual and warm style. Some of the ingredients will be fresh and local seafood, a lot of local products and flavors too, like handmade tortillas and handcrafted beer. The whole experience will be extraordinary and we can assure you will be amaze. We’re happy to add that the Food & Bar Manager at The Cape is Osvaldo Velazquez, one of our favorite Los Cabos mixologists (previously at Capella Pedregal and The Resort at Pedregal). We can’t wait to see and taste what such a creative culinary and food & beverage team will prepare to excite their guests.
Enrique Olvera is a very recognized chef all around the world; according to Food & Wine Magazine, he’s regarded as one of the 10 most promising chefs of the world. Famous by his other restaurants, like Pujol in Mexico City and Cosme in New York, he has established the gastronomic heritage of Mexico internationally, under a new and fresh perspective, always keeping in mind the new trends in creative cuisine. And now that he signature will be in Los Cabos, you have to enjoy it on your next vacation!
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