One of the best things about a luxurious tropical vacation is not having to worry about time — it’s as if time ceases to exist. Your entire experience should be all about the senses, and there’s no better way to feed them than dining at one of the many upscale restaurants near Playa del Carmen. One of our favorite dining spots is Plank.
While the food at Plank is upscale, the cooking methods stretch back to the time of the ancient Mayans who once made Playa del Carmen their home. During this time, freshly caught fish were cooked on soaked wooden planks over an open fire, yielding moist, tender, and succulent meat with a mild smoky flavor. While modern grilling and smoking techniques have evolved over the centuries, Plank has opted to return to ancient cooking methods using both wood and Himalayan salt planks.
Depending on the dish, the food is cooked on either Cedar, Alder, Maple, Hickory or Oak planks from old wine and Tequila barrels. The chefs at Plank also use Himalayan salt planks, which infuse a subtle salty flavor along with all of the healthy minerals that have been stripped from industrialized salts. Some of Plank’s favorite menu items include:
- Beef Wellington, Plank Style (their signature dish)
- Traditional Cedar Plank Salmon with a Homemade Rub
- Himalayan Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Chipotle Chutney
If you will be visiting Playa Del Carmen in July, don’t miss out on a special event. Plank will be hosting “Epic Inspirations” with DJ Sebastian. The event begins at 9 pm and will feature delicious foods, wine, drinks, and plenty of dancing.
When you book your stay at Playa Palms Hotel, our concierge will be happy to book your party’s reservation at Plank, as well as any other local gourmet hot spots.