Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has opened a new Asian-inspired restaurant to complement its renowned dining program. The addition of Sen Lin Restaurant on November 21st brings the total dining options at one of Mexico’s Foodie Resorts to five plus 24/7 insuite dining. Three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, hold a AAA Four Diamond award for distinguished cuisine and presentation.
Under the culinary direction of Chef Wayu “Light” Wattanakamin, Corporate Chef of Sen Lin Restaurants at Grand Velas, the new menu balances modern and ancient cuisine that plays on new textures and original presentations with the traditional ingredients. In addition to both vegetarian and kids’ menus, highlights include Som Tam (spicy green Thai papaya with fried crab), Ped Pakking (glazed Peking-style duck served in crepes with crudités and house plum sauce), and Poo Nim Tod Pung Kahri (soft shell crab with curry sauce and turmeric mashed potatoes). Banana tempura crusted in coconut and sesame and a Yuzu mousse with chocolate, black sesame sponge cake and lemon tea ice cream are among the featured desserts.
With over 15 years of culinary-industry experience, Wattanakamin, a native Thai, has helmed kitchens in Kuwait, Dubai, Doha, many more throughout Europe and Malaysia, and most recently Mexico at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya where he was head chef at its Sen Lin. His experience and talent create a combination of inspiration that stem from recipes passed down from his mom, keeping traditional food and flavors of the Thai Kitchen in every dish.
Designed by Ernesto Vela Architects, the new restaurant features natural and warm materials, cozy textures, sober colors and subdued lighting. The arrangement of the furniture transmits order and tranquility that encourages pleasant chatting for couples or a small group of friends. The brick walls and the latticework that surrounds the space, together with the indirect lighting contribute to create an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. The cost was $800,000 USD to build.
Gourmet meals and premium branded beverages are included in the rates. Rates at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s start at $336 per person per night in double occupancy. Rate also includes luxury suite accommodations, 24-hour in-suite service, nightly entertainment, taxes, gratuity, and more. For reservations or additional information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.