The new restaurant has direct access to the promenade of Playa del Duque. On Sunday 8 August it opens its doors to offer a creative concept that combines avant-garde cuisine with elegance and luxury
Bahía del Duque -a member hotel of The Tais Hotels & Villas- incorporates to its gastronomic proposal the new contemporary Japanese restaurant ‘Kensei’ by chef Víctor Planas with experience working in the best Michelin-starred kitchens.
With direct access to the promenade of Playa del Duque, the new restaurant opens its doors on Sunday 8 August to offer a culinary concept that perfectly combines avant-garde cuisine with elegance and luxury.
This new space is open to hotel guests and external bookings. It adds the experience of top Japanese cuisine to the Bahía del Duque Hotel’s selection. The hotel has nine gastronomic spaces, including the restaurant ‘Nub’ by Andrea Bernardi and Fernanda Fuentes with one Michelin Star and a Sol Repsol. Likewise, the restaurant La Brasserie by Pierre Resimont, who has been awarded two Michelin Stars in his restaurant ‘L’Eau Vive’ (Belgium).
Víctor Planas has over 22 years of experience. As an expert in selecting and caring for the best products, he explains that « Kensei is based on honesty and respect. When we select our ingredients and prepare our recipes, we like to be as rigorous as possible with these values. However, we combine this experience with a dinner where clients feel maximum freedom and relaxation, have a wide range of options to choose and decide how to experience it.”
For his part, Michel Burgio, the Food and Beverage Director at Hotel Bahía del Duque, says that « with Kensei we move forward towards our interest in offering a memorable experience. A carefully chosen gastronomic selection invites you to a journey through senses to discover the exquisite flavours of haute cuisine. Excellence, elegance and freshness describe chef Victor Planas; these virtues are displayed in a magical setting: our lake garden. The perfect place to feel and enjoy the extraordinary culinary concept that Kensei offers ».
His menu reflects Planas’ extensive experience along with his consolidated professional career. At Kensei, the chef conceives his dishes with total freedom. His menu includes powerful and avant-garde creations that will leave no one unmoved.
A unique environment for each moment
A large terrace overlooks the entrance to the restaurant and soars above the seafront promenade of Playa del Duque. Apart from the entrance from the promenade, Kensei can be accessed from inside the hotel Bahía del Duque. The restaurant welcomes the guests to a space with five different areas, all designed to offer the most suitable dining experience at all times.
A rather casual terrace gives way to a room with large windows adjoining another space with a unique and singular interior design. Inside the restaurant there is a bar, where the chef himself reveals the best-kept secrets of his cuisine. From here, clients can access what Víctor Planas calls the « Secret Garden », inside the Bahía del Duque hotel. This unique place, where swans and geese inhabit a lake surrounded by lush vegetation, brings the diner to an oasis for the five senses.
About Kensei – contemporary Japanese restaurant
About The Tais Hotels & Villas
The hotel Bahía del Duque has already 27 years of history. All this time, it has been voted by many experts as one of the best hotels in Europe. The hotel has remained true to its original values: service excellence, customer care and attention to detail.
Las Villas opened in 2008 followed by the opening of Bahía Wellness Retreat. From the very beginning, these facilities have assumed a new commitment: to offer a very tailored luxury and a new approach to wellness-related services.
Both establishments operate under the brand “The Tais Hotels & Villas” comprised of an exclusive collection of extraordinary hotels, each one with its own personality and commitment to excellence.
They are located on an extensive 100,000-m2 estate. Their architectural uniqueness makes them an international icon in the world of luxury and hospitality. They are also a benchmark for sustainability thanks to their 63,000-m2 of tropical and subtropical vegetation. These facilities have developed their own bioclimate in this place, with all kinds of palm trees, dragon trees, Indian laurels, Ficus Canariensis, flamboyant trees, jacarandas, fruit trees, cactus and several European plants.