Gourmet dining has almost as much to do with how you feel when you walk into a dining establishment as it does the food and service.
It’s almost a philosophy, one that may go back to the Greeks and Romans, who felt that the environment had to add to the fare itself. This often meant a salon, which was undisturbed and service that was ever-ready. And protocol called for careful a
ttention to detail.
At Elegante, the new restaurant at Calle Constitution 59 in Ajijic, there’s an uncanny sense of confidence and efficiency among the staff; an attentive team captained by a schooled chef; the environs offer a nice choice of where and in what type of space you’d like to dine; and the owner comes to your table to welcome you. These niceties start before you reach for your napkin. The impeccable setting is stark modern with a black/white simplicity, bright spaces and cozy quarters and rooms for whatever your mood. There is nothing to distract from the fine dining and your own personal table chat.