World's Most Exclusive Restaurant Serves Only One Seating a Day

Eustacia Huen - Forbes
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January 8, 2017


How far would you be willing to go for a unique dining experience? For some people, that could mean a nine-year wait for a table at Damon Baehrel’s eponymous restaurant. For others, this may mean thousands of dollars for a 15- to 20-course meal at SubliMotion in Ibiza.  

Luckily, you won’t have to do any of that for a table at Mesa 1 — a Mexican restaurant at W Punta de Mita Hotel in Nayarit, Mexico that’s arguably one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world.

Situated on an artificial island surrounded by a group of artificial lakes, this 2,132 square-foot restaurant serves only one seating (for up to 15 guests) per day.

Every little detail of this epicurean journey is thoughtfully crafted. In addition to featuring a dining table made from a big Parota tree trunk from the local forest, one of the most amusing features of this island-to-table experience is certainly the entry.

Like a medieval movie, guests arrive to see stepping-stones emerging from the water, which lead them to the dining islet and disappear once the party is seated. Then, for the next two hours, a chef, three cooks and five servers present an elaborate, seven-course tasting meal before the guests.

Given the exclusivity of the dining experience, there’s more room for customization to suit each diner’s taste. But since there’s only a pantry and one small kitchen inside Mesa 1, make sure you give the chef at least 48 to 72 hours to check for available ingredients.

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