Winter Chef's Experience Dinner

Sunday, January 17 | 6 PM | $75/person, All-Inclusive

Oyamel Head Chef Omar Rodriguez invites you to join him as he begins the new year with a five-course chef’s experience dinner exploring the enduring influence of Arabic culinary traditions in Mexican cooking. Each of the five courses will be paired with a unique cocktail crafted exclusively for this dinner by the Oyamel Beverage Team.

The role of Arabic language, architecture, and cooking in Mexico can be traced back to 711 CE when the Moors, a nomadic people from Northern Africa, began their rule in Spain. Words like arroz (rice) and spices including cilantro, cumin and cinnamon all trace their origins to this period. When conquistadors came to Mexico in 1519, so too did the influence of the Moors. Then, late in the 19th century, a second wave  of Arabic influence arrived with Lebanese immigrants who came to Mexico and built communities in Veracruz, Tampico, Tamaulipas and Yucatan. The spit roasting traditions of Lebanon can be traced to the taco al pastor and more. All together, this rich history gives boundless inspiration for Chef Rodriguez and his team.

To ensure the health and safety of our guests we're limiting tables to parties of 2 and 4, and will require guests to wear masks when not eating and drinking. The following seatings will be offered for purchase:

-           Table for Two 

-           Table for Four 

The Chef’s Experience Dinner will be held in the Oyamel dining room. To learn more about our commitment to keeping our guests, staff, and space safe, visit