During our last vacation in Riviera Maya we tried the best restaurant, Passion, located at Paradisus Playa Del Carmen.
The defining experience is the indulgent, decadent seven-course tasting menu that showcases the chef’s passion and creativity with plates like gazpacho , Kobe flap meat with liquid Brie cheese spheres and more.
Expect a mix of the chef's signatures, plates from his Restaurante Lasarte in Barcelona and local dishes. Although the menu does feature à la carte meals (like foie gras and mushroom ravioli with rich truffle sauce), the tasting menu paired with the sommelier’s wine recommendations offers a unique dining experience.
After dinner we met with Maximiliano Sola , the Executive Chef of Passion restaurant at Paradisus Playa del Carmen. Maximiliano showed us the kitchen and told us about Passion restaurant and concept behind it. All minor details are thought through: impeccable service , custom designed plates from stone matching granite floor of the restaurant, touches of molecular cuisine , mixture of local Mexican ingredients into French-Basque dishes. Maximiliano is working under renown chef Martin Berasategui for last 14 years.
Martin Berasategui (who is 8 Michelin star chef) is another great reason why to consider this amazing resort for your next family and adults only vacation. The Chef • Martin Berasategui is a world-recognized chef from Spain, where he’s best known for his eponymous restaurant in Lasarte-Oria in the province of Gipuzkoa. • He’s also heralded for his excellent Restaurante Lasarte and the restaurant M.B in Tenerife, an isle in Spain’s Canary Islands. • At Passion by Martin Berasategui, the chef helps to support the local community by sourcing as many ingredients as he can from nearby markets in the Riviera Maya area.