Spumante – LCM 43 Spring 2016


BRCSL_SPUMANTERomanesque busts and spectacular views distinguish Spumante, the elegant Italian eatery at Breathless. Outdoor terrace dining is de rigueur for guests at the adults-only “Unlimited Luxury” hotel, which commands magnificent views of Médano Beach and the Cabo San Lucas Bay. Diners can almost hear the music and laughter from nearby cruise ships as they tuck into specialties like Gorgonzola polenta, Barolo veal shank, gnocchi Boscaiola, and meatball and truffle spaghetti. The salmon and tuna carpaccio coupling is the most highly recommended starter, a double-barreled duet of salmon sprinkled with fennel, olives, and tapenade, and tender tuna layered with capers, nori, and fried leeks. Seafood aficionados, meanwhile, will delight in the frutti di mare: a savory saffron risotto served with fresh mussels, clams, shrimp, and octopus. Traditional pastas come topped with carbonara, Bolognese, Alfredo, and other sauces. An internationally representative wine list provides abundant pairing possibilities, with a special emphasis on effervescent offerings from brand name Champagne houses like Taittinger, Veuve Cliquot, Roederer, and Moët & Chandon. Additional dining options at Breathless include La Biblioteca del Tequila, the first Mexican venue for celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s ode to the national spirit; pastries at Nook Café; an international breakfast buffet at Spoon; tapas and small plates at Bites; burgers and comfort food specialties at Barefoot Grill; fresh local seafood at Fish Nets; and Eastern Mediterranean cuisine at Kibbeh. Although La Biblioteca del Tequila is the only one of the Unlimited Luxury resort’s restaurants officially open to the public, Beach Club day passes are available for a great price, with on-site dining access included. For details, discounts, and restrictions, contact Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa, Paseo de la Marina 4750, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 104-9500, www.breathlessresorts.com/cabo-san-lucas Nightly 6 p.m.–11 p.m. All major credit cards accepted. $$$$ C.S.


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