The Grill Room: A Transformation

The Grill Room

I will never forget the preopening phase of Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown and all the incredible work that was put in to creating this magnificent property.  Being a food and restaurant lover, I was also interested in the creation of The Grill Room and how exactly the designers would transform an empty space into an ultra-luxury restaurant.  I began to take short videos of the construction back in December. Each week I would take another video in the same place and throughout the different spaces so I would be able to create a time lapse when The Grill Room was complete.  Never could I have imagined that the space would turn out as spectacularly as it has!

The Grill Room

It is great to now see The Grill Room (and The Rye Bar) bustling with action from locals and visitors alike.  Executive Chef, Jakob Esko and his skilled culinary team are spinning out local contemporary American dishes and specializing in, bone-in meats and side table preparations that have to be experienced.  I can’t wait for you to have a taste for yourself!

But in the meantime take a look at what went into creating this signature space:

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Crudo Bar At Capella Pedregal

Crudo Bar at Capella Pedregal 2

Today, Chef Yvan Mucharraz invited me for a very delicious event – the opening of Crudo Bar at Capella Pedregal.  Yvan has been working with the rest of the culinary team planning the menu and the details the entire summer, and I was very excited and curious to see – and try – the results!

 Around 85% of all the food we offer at Capella Pedregal resort is organic and made in house.  We could also describe our cuisine as farm to table and sea to table.  “Being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortéz, it enables us to daily offer only the freshest seafood to our guests, which we receive in the morning and at night from local fishermen,” says Chef Yvan.

 Sea to Table is the concept of Crudo Bar and even the menu (a message in a bottle!) shares the concept.  Chef Yvan explains, “At Crudo Bar we offer the freshest ceviches and tiraditos there are!  The dishes vary slightly from day-to-day, as they depend on the daily catch.  The menu is very tropical, incorporating both Mexican and Latin flavors in the dishes, like maracuya, mango, pitahaya, tomato, green tomato, Mexican chile and others.  It is like having a bite of Mexico’s most delectable flavors all in one meal.”

 Crudo Bar, located at the main pool’s palapa, is open daily between 12 pm and 6 pm.  I am so excited to share this sneak peek of the latest Capella Pedregal restaurant option—something tells me it is going to be quite the hit!   Be sure to stop by during your next visit to Cabo San Lucas and Capella Pedregal and share your photos with me on Facebook or Twitter!

El Crudo Bar en Capella Pedregal

Crudo Bar at Capella Pedregal 2

Hoy, el Chef Yvan Mucharraz me invitó a un delicioso evento – la inauguración del Crudo Bar en Capella Pedregal. Yvan ha estado trabajando todo el verano con nuestro equipo culinario planeando el menú y los detalles, y yo estaba muy emocionada y curiosa de ver – y probar – los resultados!

 Alrededor del 85% de toda la comida que ofrecemos en Capella Pedregal es orgánica y hecha en casa. Podríamos bien definir nuestra cocina como de la granja a la mesa y del mar a la mesa. “estando rodeados del Océano Pacífico y del Mar de Cortez, nos permite ofrecer diariamente sólo los mariscos más frescos a nuestros huéspedes, los cuales recibimos cada mañana y cada noche directamente de pescadores locales,” comenta el Chef Yvan.

 Del Mar a la Mesa es el concepto detrás del Crudo Bar e incluso el menú (un mensaje en una botella!) comparte este concepto. El Chef Yvan nos explica, “En el Crudo Bar ofrecemos los ceviches y tiraditos más frescos que existen! Los platillos varían un poco de un día al otro, ya que dependen de la pesca diaria. El menú es muy tropical, incorporando en los platillos sabores tanto Mexicanos como Latinos, por ejemplo: maracuyá, mango, pitahaya, jitomate, tomate verde, chile mexicano y muchos más. Es como tener un poco de los mejores sabores de México en un solo almuerzo.”

 El Crudo Bar está ubicado en la palapa de la alberca principal, está abierto diariamente de 12pm a 6pm. Estoy tan emocionada de compartirles esta pequeña muestra adelantada del más reciente restaurant en Capella Pedregal – algo me dice que será un éxito! Asegúrate de probarlo durante tu próxima visita a Cabo San Lucas y a Capella Pedregal y comparte tus fotos con nosotros en Facebook o Twitter!