Café des Artistes
The ambience is sophisticated yet comfortable, city lights twinkle in the distance, and a pianist provides a subtle soundtrack for your romantic dinner at the JW Marriott’s fine dining restaurant, Café des Artistes. But it’s the culinary talents of chef Thierry Blouet—along with his inspired marriage of French cuisine and Mexican ingredients—that have made Café des Artistes a standout. Start with an exotic cocktail created with mezcal. The fresh tuna tartar with a topping of pickled vegetables and avocado will get the taste buds crying for more. Don’t get carried away with the delicious bread; there’s more to come. On at least one visit, you must try the signature prawn and pumpkin cream soup. For main entrées, roasted duck leg, rack of lamb, short ribs, fresh tuna with peanut crust, broiled octopus with spinach gratine make for a difficult choice. They’re all excellent. A tasting menu might help in the decision-making, with or without wine pairing. Vegetarians will enjoy a veggie symphony or risotto with huitlacoche, a corn mushroom delicacy. Save room for dessert, which can be the Flower Pot with mousse in three flavors; the blue cheese soufflé; or a Valrhona chocolate brick, a pure and intense cocoa with a red mahogany color. The restaurant hosts various special promotions throughout the year, such as an artisanal cheese tasting, or special chef’s dinner with wine pairing. JW Marriott Resort, Puerto Los Cabos, San José del Cabo, (624) 163-7600, www.cafedesartistescabos.com. Tues.–Sun. 6 p.m.–11 p.m. All major credit cards accepted. $$$–$$$$ S.A.B.
Contact Page in Los Cabos Guide: http://www.loscabosguide.com/cafe-des-artistes/