All-inclusive often references an all-access pass to the services and facilities found in one spot. For many it means days of pool hopping and afternoons at the beach, for others, it is the chance to indulge in an unlimited number of Piña Coladas and Banana-Mamas. But for the foodies, the all-inclusive is the gateway to a multitude of different flavors, a culinary voyage into many different gastronomies.
In this article, we explore different gastronomies one can enjoy at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts and how it is possible to experience an incredible culinary voyage without stepping out of the resort.
Show cooking at its finest.
Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine and is derived from the words ‘teppan’ (iron plate) and ‘yaki’ (grilled, boiled, or pan-fried).
The teppanyaki makes the most of everything, combining Asian flavors, the restaurant ambiance and the talents of the chef to recreate the original Japanese experience one would enjoy in the country of the rising sun.
Visit the Japanese Restaurant and book your dinner at the Teppanyaki specifically to enjoy an assortment of recently grilled meat, seafood, noodles and vegetables.
When the east and the west fell in love, they created the Nikkei cuisine.
If you are a sushi lover then it is no news that a selection of sushi can be found at the buffet and several of the Japanese-themed restaurants available across the many hotels.
However, the is one unique spot that offers a fusion of flavors, the result of combining the Peruvian ingredients with the Japanese techniques, the Nikkei cuisine. Visit the Mashua Restaurant to try out the dishes featured in this very singular gastronomy which gained popularity over the years. Some typical Nikkei dishes include ceviche Nikkei, tiraditos, pancayaki, the mix of sweet potato and salmon, and the ongoing integration of Japanese ingredients like ginger, wasabi, miso, and rice vinegar with the Peruvian flavors.
Read our article on Nikkei Cuisine to learn more about it.
Mexico lindo y querido… and corn tortillas.
There is Tex-Mex, a delicious blend of Mexican and American cuisines, and then there is Mexican food, authentic to its roots and featuring an assortment of colors and flavors made up by a variety of ingredients of Mexican origin and the local cooking style passed on from generations. Your true Mexican dinner will feature enchiladas instead of burritos, cream with white fresh cheese instead of cheddar and green chiles instead of chili sauce. Among the popular intricacies of Mexican cuisine are the use of rice, avocados, corn tortillas, cilantro, limes, nopal, pork, and an array of many types of peppers.
Whether you are in the Tequila Restaurant, visiting the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya resort, or indulging in the Mexican nights of the buffet you are bound to come across popular dishes such as chilaquiles, cochinita pibil, tamales, moles, and sopes.
Versatile and delicious, all the way from India.
The Indian cuisine is as versatile as the number of regions that constitute the subcontinent itself. Often influenced by religion and always made up by traditions from across multiple ethnicities, soils, culture, and the endless particularities of the country. Rice, whole what flours, lentils, chickpeas, black mustard seed, coriander, cumin, bay leaf, cardamon, turmeric, sweets made of cheese or milk, and ginger are only a handful of the ingredients popular within the south Asian country.
The Thali, a recent addition to the range of specialty restaurants available at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, will provide a sensorial experience as the concoctions delivered by the chef will transport you across the world. Go ahead and try some Samosas!
Your cruise across the Mediterranean is set to sail.
While you enjoy the tropical climate offered by the Caribbean and by Tenerife you can still let your palate navigate the flavors of the Mediterranean cuisine. Nothing says healthy like fresh mozzarella cheese, basil or arugula, a slice of ripe tomato and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
The Mediterranean cuisine is not to be confused with the Mediterranean diet which features rules to follow such as to avoid processed foods, refined flours and cured proteins. The dishes that are popular in the countries of the Mediterranean basin itself often feature olive, wheat and grape and their derivatives. If we were to dine in all the countries of the region, we’d get to try pizzas, wines, gyros, falafel, kebabs, pasta, risottos and so many more!
The Dolce Vita, the Portofino, the Greek and Le Gourmet and some of the a-la-cart restaurants which menus feature Mediterranean options to try out during your vacation.
If you are a foodie then you surely have indulged in these culinary voyages during your vacations. Go ahead and share your photos using #BPPCExperience or tag us on Instagram @BPPrivilegeClub. Remember to also follow us on Facebook.