Recently ranked first place in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Awards as the best resort in Mexico, this luxury adult-only oasis attributes part of this award to its continued high standard of quality gastronomy that has impressed guests from the very beginning. Reinventing the all-inclusive concept, Live Aqua Cancun is committed to providing the same level of cuisine quality expected at a la carte restaurants – setting the benchmark for all-inclusive dining by delighting guests with innovative gourmet menus.
The Inlaa’kech Lobster & Grill, Sea Corner, Sushi Station and Café Deli Boutique join Azur, Siete and MB restaurants in Live Aqua Cancun’s signature culinary portfolio. Each option takes diners back to the roots of fine cuisine, with the freshest ingredients and spices available. Assisted by a talented team of 10 chefs, Eric De Maeyer developed a unique culinary character for each restaurant by focusing on distinctive flavors.
“Live Aqua Cancun is known for providing guests with an unparalleled luxury experience – a complete immersion into serenity and comfort,” said Chef De Maeyer. “I wanted the new culinary options to reflect that caliber and attention to detail. I developed four entirely new menus with a strong focus on flavor profiles and added a fresh twist to the national and international menus of the resorts previous restaurants.”
A product of the Hospitality School of Nice where he earned his culinary degree, Eric De Maeyer is internationally renowned for his Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Combined with a passion for Mexican flavors and spices, De Maeyer has worked as executive chef for several hotels in Mexico City and Acapulco. With tireless enthusiasm, sense of humor and superb creativity, De Maeyer brings his signature skills to Live Aqua Cancun.
New restaurants include:
Inlaa´kech Lobster & Grill
When the sun goes down and the stars rise over Cancun’s picturesque shoreline, the cuisine at Inlaa´kech starts to heat up. The tranquil setting and refined ambiance set the stage for a scrumptious meal. Sip on a superior selection of Mexican house wines while choosing from menu items including premium steaks, succulent lobster, colorful kebabs, fresh salads and seafood, all finished with homemade sauces and marinades that make each dish unique. Complete the evening with a French flambé by Maître d’ Alejandro Gonzalez or surrender to the creations of Master Pastry Chef Rodrigo Alcocer for a delectable dessert. Dining at this exclusive restaurant requires an extra fee per person.
The soft sand and turquoise Caribbean water along Live Aqua Cancun’s private beach create the perfect backdrop for a seafood feast. In addition to freshly caught seafood, this culinary experience features accents of fresh tropical fruits and the traditional flavors of the Mexican Caribbean. The beachfront Sea Corner welcomes diner with unlimited ceviche, chips, tacos and fresh tropical cocktails.
Subtle with an eclectic variety, this modern eatery offers precise executions of Japanese sushi specialties. For a quick bite, stop by for a fresh food option across from the hotel’s AKA Bar. Retreat to outdoor terrace where you can eat with a scenic view.
Café Deli Boutique
Grab a snack at the Café Deli Boutique. Order up a fresh cup of coffee or tea, any way you like it, and choose a scrumptious pastry or dessert. Open from 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., a stop at the café just might become your favorite daily ritual during your stay.
Pioneer of the multi-sensory resort concept, Live Aqua Cancun is also celebrating an unprecedented award-winning year. Industry honors from consumers and travel partners alike reflect Live Aqua Cancun’s continued dedication to setting a new standard for all-inclusive resorts. Since opening in 2007, the resort immediately captured industry and consumer attention for its unique multi-sensory concept. Live Aqua Cancun continued to gain momentum before emerging as Mexico’s number one resort this year recognized for an astute attention to detail, innovative sensory amenities, friendly and helpful staff, unparalleled all-inclusive offerings for adults. The 335-room and 36-suite resort welcomes guests with fresh design elements such as sensuous in-room aromatherapy menus, a world fusion spa and fitness center, an in-house DJ and stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.
The resort is also making future plans to develop additional gourmet dining options through 2013.
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