Every day, architecture surpasses itself to provide experiences hitherto unimaginable for people. An example of this is the possibility of dining below sea level, watching fish and even sharks. This adventure can be lived in the Maldives. Wanna know how? We listed the five restaurants with the most amazing architectural in the world. Here they are:
- Ithaa Undersea, in the Maldives
The Ithaa Undersea, in the Maldives, is part of the Hilton hotel chain and has transparent walls. It is the first all-glass underwater restaurant in the world, located five meters below sea level. There you can have a delicious meal (4.5 stars on TripAdvisor) while watching the marine fauna. The entrance is a deck, where customers enter a spiral staircase and descend to the restaurant. There are only 12 seats, which makes the space very popular. Therefore, the recommendation is to book 15 days in advance.
The menu features sophisticated dishes (average US$ 150 to US$ 200 per person), such as Yellowtail amberjack fish accompanied by risotto with champagne and saffron and butter foam, or Black Angus with apple tortellini with foie gras, fondant potatoes, avocado salad, and red wine dressing. Ithaa does not accept children.
2. Grotta Palazzese, in Itália
Puglia is a little-known region in Italy, but it is home to many unforgettable surprises. One of them is the Grotta Palazzese restaurant, located in Polignano del Mare. It would be just an ordinary restaurant if it were not located inside a natural cave.
The place has a history that dates back to the 18th century – at that time, it functioned as a hall for the local nobles. Gradually British and French travelers began to visit as they passed through Italy. The breathtaking landscape is just one of the attractions of the place that has a menu full of fish, lobsters, and other seafood options, in addition to an excellent wine list.
3.Garden Hotpo Restaurant, in China
With a project signed by the MUDA-Architects office, the Garden Hotpot, located in the city of Chengdu, in southwest China, has about 1,800 m2 located in the heart of a eucalyptus forest and on a lotus pond. The architects chose not to create any wall in the space so that the integration with the external area was complete. With the idea of not interfering in the land, the space took on an organic shape, adapting to local conditions.
The experience created by the construction of a gastronomic space in the middle of the forest and the lake is a romantic invitation for users to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy the experience of immersion in nature.
4. Sunset Monalisa Restaurant, in Los Cabos, México
The Sunset da Monalisais the most popular restaurant for tourists in Los Cabos, Mexico. Built on a cliff, with wonderful views of Cabo San Lucas bay, it also offers great service. It was ranked by the New York Times as one of the Top 5 among the coolest restaurants in the world.
In addition to Mexican cuisine, Sunset specializes in Italian cuisine and seafood. Among the chefs is Paolo Della Corte, a Michelin star. It is worth the visit
5. Pink Zebra, in India
This restaurant in North India has numerous references, from the days of the British empire to the Wes Anderson movies. The project, developed by RENESA, is located within the oldest structures in Kanpur, an important industrial city formerly known as Cawnpore. The responsible design team explains that the intention was to create a hybrid. Nicknamed Pink Zebra, the restaurant Feast India Co. (FIC), attracted the love of fans of filmmaker Wes Anderson. Its interior makes reference to the use of symmetry and colors in his movies, which often present a surrealist world. However, to create contradictions, the architects added black and white stripes to the pink tones.