I knew I was going to dinner with some expat friends, I knew there was going to be something called a “video-mapping table”… and that’s about it.
If you know Cancun, you probably know the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, a resort set right in the Punta Cancun area of the Hotel Zone (an area known for its perfect beaches and all the nightclubs). The resort has a gorgeous Mexican restaurant called La Joya with authentic cuisine, really amazing tequila-based cocktails, and sometimes even some live mariachi music.
Now La Joya restaurant has begun offering a new kind of dinner that is, without exaggeration, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Called “The Table”, this culinary experience happens on a massive table (of course) with images projected onto it. It looks like this…
The dinner takes you on a journey through the geographical and cultural history of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, with each of the eight courses representing a different era and featuring a different moving image projected onto the table itself, along with a new drink pairing.
I don’t want to give away too many of the surprises, but you could find yourself eating out of a volcano or watching a Maya canoe float across your plate. With every course, our little group was pointing, gasping, and saying, “Look at that!” before gushing over the food itself.
The Table is available starting at 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, so make sure to call ahead to the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach and book in advance! The price is $2000 pesos (that’s about 115 US dollars) per person, including taxes and service.