October 5, 2015 9:04 pm

med image Chef Enrique Olvera This summer, Thompson Hotels has opened its newest luxury property, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, right here in Cabo San Lucas. Perhaps their most exciting announcement is that the culinary charge of their restaurant, Manta, will be led by celebrated chef Enrique Olvera. Chef Olvera is best known as the owner and chef of Pujol, one of San Pellegrino’s “World’s Best Restaurants”. He’s been hailed as a culinary innovator with a deft hand for forward-thinking Mexican cuisine and will bring his trailblazing culinary approach to the resort’s 114-seat restaurant, while additionally developing signature dishes for its multiple dining and lounge concepts. This is an exciting time for Chef Olvera, who was recently acknowledged in the “Best New Restaurant” category by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for his New York restaurant, Cosme. “My menus will mirror the feel of The Cape, a mix of modern elements with casual Baja style,” says Olvera. “Think house-made tortillas, fresh locally sourced seafood, craft beer brewed right here in Baja. While the cuisine will certainly have a distinct sense of place—Cabo is a destination I personally love and frequent with my family—we’ll also bring a sense of discovery to the table, something new for the diner to explore.” Located on a stretch of white sand, along the surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach in Cabo San Lucas, The Cape’s Manta is a 114-seat restaurant with offering unobstructed views of the Arch of Cabo and the Sea of Cortez. The restaurant features an exhibition kitchen and a menu that celebrates Pacific Rim flavors and techniques; large hand-carved wooden doors at its entrance open to a seductively lit corridor and wine wall. The main dining room boasts a mixture of natural elements, including wood, dark stone, and leather. An intimate private dining room with a fireplace seats 20 guests and an expansive outdoor terrace offers ocean-side dining. Enrique grew up on Queretaro, northwest of Mexico City, and loved cooking from childhood. At the age of nineteen he enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. At only 24 years old he opened the famed restaurant Pujol. Enrique is widely accepted as the world’s best chef, and is said to have changed the landscape of Mexican food. It’s a privilege that we now find him in our little corner of the world in Los Cabos. Location: Manta is about 5 minutes outside of Cabo San Lucas in one of the most beautiful locations for a sunset view of land’s end. The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. (624) 163 0000 Carr. Transpeninsular Km.5 – Fracc. A, L-21 Misiones del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas ]]>