As I previously mentioned, the food at my Cancun resort wasn’t very good. In fact, most of the time the resort food made me feel ill. I explored my surroundings and was discouraged when the only alternatives I could find were Bubba Gump Shrimp and Outback Steakhouse. However, I strolled a bit further via taxi and found a great restaurant that offers luxury dinning for half the price of Canada and most luxury dinning in the USA.
Harry’s Prime Steakhouse and Raw Bar was the only spot I felt protected against feeling sick the next morning or later that evening. The food was amazing, the service was luxurious and the building itself was glowing and gorgeous.
Usually, Kobe beef and Wagyu beef are always extremely expensive and dinner (depending on how many people or bottles of wine) can end up costing an upwards of $600+ Canadian. The service insured all your needs were met as each table has 3-4 waiters looking after your every need. However, here the food delivers and not only familiar flavours but unique combinations and well aged beef (and I don’t usually enjoy steak).
|All the fixings shared with the table including mashed potatoes with
truffle oil, goat cheese butter and fully loaded baked potato.
It was difficult making a decision about what appetizer to select as there were so many options that I couldn’t bear not trying. So, to solve this predicament we ate there twice. The first night we made the mistake of eating too much bread sticks topped with oregano or parmesan but they were addictive and delicious. Upon the table was also the most delicious sweet bread I have ever tasted. The bread was airy and light and had a tinge of sugary sweetness to it. It was a crime to have even thought about leaving any to be taken away and simply tossed out.
We also had three choices of dips ranging from mild avocado to a spicy chipotle flavour. If you are adventurous you must ask for the habanero that they keep for those who inquire about heat as it is extremely spicy.
The first appetizer I tried were these elaborate versions of pizza pockets with genius combinations of cheeses such as gruyere, mozzarella and basil and blue cheese. My only request would be that they should make these smaller in size as it was impossible to finish these delicious pockets of cheese and basil. The second night we had learned our lesson of consuming too much before the actual meal came so we restrained ourselves (but still could not waste the sweet bread buns).
|Table overlooks fountains and lagoon.|
For dinner we all insisted on steak. My mom dinned on the more expensive Australian Wagyu while my dad tried the Japanese Kobe beef. I had the extreme delight of judging which was better. The Japanese was delicious and flavourful however, I have to give it up to the Australian Wagyu due to the delicious earthiness of it which reminded me of a decadent black truffle. Both were tender and either would be a luxurious foodie experience.
I do have to mention the drinks and the dessert. Yes! After all that I had room for dessert and I am glad I did because Harry’s provides shot glasses full of that special dessert you are looking for. I had to have the Key Lime Pie and I snuck a taste of my sister’s the Pecan Pie which was equally delicious!
As for martini’s I felt as though I was sipping liquid dessert which would have been more fitting at the end of dinner but the selections were unique. I had something that tasted like a strawberry pie with graham cracker crust surrounding the rim of the martini glass.
With every one martini you get two as the second sits in the shaker waiting for you to devour the first, which is why each martini is around $20 Canadian, a drink that would surely cost $25+ for two large pours of an innovative drink.
The gratuitous finale for the evening is a huge bundle of cotton candy brought along with the check sure to excite all ages. If you find yourself stuck in a resort where the food doesn’t line up with your standards or makes you feel ill then I recommend Harry’s in Cancun.