The restaurant’s name comes from the colourful bird toucan which you can see in the wild around the resort where Los Tucanes is located. In the middle of a rainforest in the heart of Costa Rica you will find Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort. The resort offers an appealing combination of the energy coming from the nearby Arenal Volcano of which you have great views, and the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs. The Costa Rican luxury hotel serves perfect as the arena for one of the country’s best restaurants – Los Tucanes.
Executive Chef Leopoldo Cortés became one of Costa Rica’s most famous chefs, but he has moved back to Mexico. The new Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager George Sidaros makes a great job. The Egyptian native Chef has many years of experience from all around the world. A lot is still the same compared with the previous chef, even if you can notice some changes and an even higher focus on refinement and a minimal carbon footprint.
Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort has strict policies to protect Mother Nature, so locally grown seasonal and organic ingredients are being used and they have never been frozen, fermented or microwaved. You can literally feel the freshness of everything you have and there is even a separate wellness menu for the really serious contenders of healthy cuisine.
One of Tabacón’s greatest assets is the Executive Sous Chef Pravesh Kumar Bhatnagar. The Indian native Chef has crafted a unique way of combining the elements of Ayurveda, which is a healthy way of eating developed in India. The resort offers different treatment programs where the cuisine is fully implemented and everyone can combine the delicious Indian dishes with the more international and traditional cuisine from the standard menu.
Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort has been around for a long time now, and its concept and continued refinement makes it a true winner of international class. The signature Los Tucanes Restaurant is not just another tourist trap located in the middle of a rainforest – no, it is a beautiful place offering top class cuisine.
Written by Andy