Molecular gastronomy Cancun style: Chef Rafael Zafra’s Hacienda Benazuza is where science meets haute cuisine at the edge of a turquoise sea.
When foodies go on vacation, they dream about expeditions in flavor. Not the just treasure hunts on the powder-white beach but culinary foams and gels, the kind used by creative and innovative chefs to make gourmet meals that are the stuff of dreams. At Oasis Sens we like to say that everything our guests experience is a feast for the senses, and Hacienda Benazuza is no exception.
Here one of the world’s premier chefs, Rafael Zafra (a prodigy of el Bulli’s Ferran Adrià) makes magic in the kitchen — the kind of magic that bursts upon the tastebuds in a glorious shower of perfection. Benazuza has that wow factor that elevates Oasis Sens high above the rest of the run-of-the-mill all inclusives in Cancun: this is a restaurant that locals come to for the kind of gourmand experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Try an astonishing brunch a la molecular gastronomy, featuring dishes like poached egg with beetroot, strawberry with tequila marmalade — or lean in and have at the 20-course tasting menu at dinner. It’s an adventure in gastronomy no self-respecting foodie can miss!