It’s been two extraordinary years since we embarked on our journey at Kensei Contemporary Japanese. As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we reflect on the vibrant flavours, innovative creations, and the unforgettable experiences that have defined Kensei’s identity.
The night of our anniversary celebration was nothing short of spectacular. Partner and Head Chef Victor Planas curated a sensational menu that showcased his passion for Japanese gastronomy.
Among the exclusive dishes that graced the occasion were lobster kobujime, oysters with sunomono and fingerlime, cured seabass in achiote, edamame, jalapeño purée and nori powder, negitoro tartar with barnacles, sea urchin and codium seaweed, and Canarian bonito tataki with smoked tofu cream, tomato seeds and tsukemono green chickpeas.
These culinary marvels were just a glimpse of the magic that Victor conjures within the Kensei kitchen.
Each guest was greeted with a glass of Ruinart Brut champagne, a toast to the shared moments and the boundless passion that have fuelled our journey. To all those who joined us and those who have been part of our story, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. Your presence has made our adventure even more memorable.
At the heart of Kensei’s ethos lies Chef Victor’s dedication to sourcing only the finest ingredients. Victor works with only the most prestigious brands such as Aquanaria, Balfegó, Artic Crab, Zar caviar and Nordic Wasabi. This commitment ensures that every dish tells a story, a story of authenticity and excellence.
Kensei isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a canvas where tradition meets innovation. Chef Victor’s culinary prowess stems from his deep appreciation for Japanese tradition, intertwined with influences from the Mediterranean and his global gastronomic experiences. The result is an unparalleled culinary journey that challenges palates, ignites senses, and fosters camaraderie around the table.
Our privileged location, overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean and nestled within the iconic Hotel Bahía del Duque, adds a layer of splendour to the Kensei experience. Every visit is an immersion in luxury, a fusion of breathtaking views and exquisite flavours that converge to create an unforgettable memory.
As we raise our glasses to toast the two remarkable years that have shaped Kensei, we remain committed to pushing boundaries, redefining culinary norms, and crafting an experience that transcends the ordinary. With Chef Victor at the helm, Kensei will continue to evolve, delighting gastronomes, and carving its own legacy in the vibrant tapestry of Playa del Duque.
Join us on this gastronomic journey where tradition, innovation, and luxury converge to create a symphony of flavours that dance upon your palate. At Kensei, it’s not just a meal – it’s an exploration, an experience, and a celebration of the senses.