John Gray's Place Playa del CarmenThe John Gray Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the introduction of a new menu concept in both of its Riviera Maya restaurant locations. Beginning in May, John Gray’s Kitchen in Puerto Morelos and John Gray’s Place in Playa del Carmen will introduce a fixed price menu. Guests will be able to choose from a selection of Chef Gray’s popular signature dishes as well as new culinary creations. The menus will change weekly and will feature seasonal produce, locally caught seafood and of, course, the creativity of Chef Gray and his enthusiastic staff. Lunch, served with a soda, iced tea or beer will be $100 pesos per person. An elegant dinner, with a choice of appetizer and entrée is set at $200 pesos.

Fans of John Gray will be pleased to know the tireless Chef will be personally heading up not only the menu creation but also its execution in both locations nightly. “Historically, the “Kitchen” in Puerto Morelos has attracted an early dining crowd. I can be there for prep and service and still have time to chat with the guests before heading south.” Gray explained “The dinner crowd in Playa tends to turn up later and stay later. It’s really the best of both worlds for me.” John Gray's Kitchen Puerto Morelos

The new fixed price menus were initiated this week and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from regular diners and newcomers alike. Devotees were pleased to find old favorites such as the pate, fresh fish with mango salsa and the Roquefort encrusted pork tenderloin sharing the menu with new items such as truffled deviled eggs and charred tuna served in a lettuce taco. The duck, a mainstay on Gray’s menus, has received a makeover, being roasted whole and served atop smashed sweet potatoes and wilted watercress. “I’m looking forward to mixing things up a bit.” said Gray with a boyish smile “I want people to be surprised every week!”