|Alux is located in the middle of the resort and stars in the pictures used for marketing.|
The first of these two restaurants we tried was Alux, pronounced Al-loosh. The cuisine is fine dining of the type that is commonly found in the US and Europe. We selected an appetizer, soup, and entree. However if you have a larger appetite you may chooser more. Or you may choose to skip a course. It's all good.
|An amuse bouche of salmon and goat cheese.|
|An appetizers salad of tuna tartare with avocado salad.|
|Seared foie gras with a small salad|
|A savory mushroom soup.|
|Perfectly cooked tuna over peas and carrots. Absolutely divine.|
|Hard to tell from the picture but this is a perfectly cooked steak.The Lovely Spouse said it was among the best he's ever had.|
|A white chocolate cake. It was alright. If you come here for dessert, purchase a bottle of wine to get the special one.|
Everything was absolutely divine. And we found out there's a bit of a secret menu. If you purchase a bottle of wine (costs vary and are extra beyond the cost of your stay - billed to your room and payable at check out) you will be offered a cheese cart for a cheese course and a special dessert that's not on the menu: strawberries en flambe served over ice cream. The special dessert is absolutely delicious and I recommend it if a bottle of wine sounds appetizing to you.
|Lovely ambiance located just off from the lobby at Sian Ka'an.|
The other fine dining restaurant at Sian Ka'an is called Maiko. This one serves mixed Asian fusion with fine dining preparation and service. I took my camera with us on 2 separate occasions.
|Amuse bouche #1. A lovely bite of a tempora roll.|
|Amuse bouche #2. A small bite of tuna sashimi.|
|Appetizer for 2. A nice mix of rolled sushi and tempora.The sauces are a sesame sauce, soy sauce,and a siracha cream sauce. All were delicious.|
|Appetizer of standard nigiri for one. Much better than the sushi I tried at the resort in 2011.|
|A fried roll. Good mixture of umami and other flavors.|
|The duck served on one night. Fabulous and perfect preparation. The sauce was citrus and rich.|
|The duck on another night. Slightly different presentation. I really like the tempora tree made from noodles.|
|Stuffed chicken only sounds boring. This was had a lovely combination of flavors and veggies.|
|Fried bananas with coconut ice cream. Delicious on their own, amazing with the chocolate sauce from the other dessert.|
|Tempora fried ice cream. I actually used the sauce on the bananas above and it was divine.|
|Lychee sorbet with tapioca pudding. I love lychees so this was a wonderful dessert for me.|
|The special dessert if you purchase a bottle of wine. This was coconut ice cream served with the liquor of The Lovely Spouse's choice. In this case Bailey's Irish Cream. Topped with toasted coconut and a chocolate triangle. Delicious.|
If you stay at Gran Bahia Principe at either the Sian Ka'an or Akumal sections (both Don Pablo Collection), I recommend dining at Alux and Mikado. The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful. Booking was easy with the Bahia app, with reservations made after we arrived.