Lauded Mexican chef Enrique Olvera (Cosme, NYC) is heading up the culinary program at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico, which will open soon. Olvera tells Eater that he "will be overseeing and developing the menus for The Cape's signature restaurant Manta, as well as consulting on and developing select dishes for our additional dining concepts throughout the hotel." The chef adds that he has been "intimately involved" in the development of Manta — which a press release notes has 114 seats and an exhibition kitchen — right down to the plate ware. Olvera reveals that he even went down to Guadalajara with his team to meet with a ceramics maker to design custom pieces for the restaurant.
Alongside Manta, the hotel will also feature The Glass Box, a casual lounge and events space that is completely encased in glass walls. There is also an open-air bar called The Roof Top with a sunken communal seating area and fire pits. The Ledge is the hotel's casual restaurant serving "a menu of Tex-Mex classics and traditional American breakfast favorites," and the Lobby Lounge features cocktails and a pool table.
Olvera — who is currently in the midst of working on a cookbook and running six other restaurants — tells Eater that he will be at The Cape "very regularly": "Cabo is a destination that I personally have an affinity for and where my family and I often spend time." The Cape is set to open this June.