With great enthusiasm, we announce the successful Grand Opening of the new Il Splendido restaurant, an upscale Italian establishment offering an unparalleled Mediterranean culinary experience. Combining the freshest, highest quality ingredients with refined culinary techniques, Il Splendido promises to elevate the gastronomic experience in our community. Located in the exclusive Palmilla Dunes area, this magnificent and welcoming gastronomic destination promises to take diners on an exciting culinary journey.

With an elegant atmosphere and impeccable service, Il Splendido establishes itself as the perfect sanctuary for lovers of Italian cuisine. A place where tradition and innovation meet to create an unmatched culinary experience, inviting diners to immerse themselves in a journey of flavors, aromas, and unique textures.

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On Friday, March 8, 2024, we celebrated the inauguration of Il Splendido, marking the beginning of a new era in Italian/Mediterranean cuisine. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was an emblematic moment, officially opening this exceptional culinary enclave.

Claudia Velo, a renowned host of the destination, was the master of ceremonies at the successful Grand Opening. With her charisma and professionalism, Claudia introduced the guests of honor and marked the beginning of this exciting culinary stage in Palmilla Dunes, thanking the honored guests, special guests, media, friends, and family for being part of this important moment.

The distinguished guests who participated in the official ribbon-cutting were:

  • Geovanni Diaz, General Manager of Il Splendido.
  • Alexis Palacios, Culinary Director of Il Splendido.
  • Stuart Gordon Partener of Il Splendido Restaurants.
  • Mario Fernández, Developer of Palmilla Dunes and Partners of Il Splendido.
  • Donna Jeffries, Director of Municipal Tourism of the XIV City Council of Los Cabos, representing the Mayer of Los Cabos, Professor Oscar Leggs Castro.
  • Gema Osorio, representing Rodrigo Esponda, Director of the Los Cabos Tourism Trust.
  • Raúl Chi, representing Mauricio Salicrup, President of the Los Cabos Hotel Association.

The Grand Opening of Il Splendido not only marked the beginning of a new chapter in the gastronomic scene but also became an unforgettable night thanks to the presence of close friends and valuable partners who have significantly contributed to this exciting project. One of the highlights of the evening was when Mr. Stu Gordon, a partner and visionary behind several successful restaurants, spoke. In his thrilling speech, Stu expressed: "Il Splendido is more than a restaurant; it's an experience where every detail, from the decor to the presentation of the dishes, has been carefully selected to complement and enrich every shared moment here, ensuring that every visit is memorable and unique."

In a touching gesture, Stu also took the opportunity to thank his wife and partner in this adventure, Florianne, who has stood by his side, supporting him every step of the way. His gratitude towards her underscored the importance of family support in his achievements and ventures. He extended his gratitude to his partners, friends, and everyone who made this opening possible, affirming that "unity is strength." He mentioned each one for the importance of their contribution to this great achievement, highlighting the joint effort and collaboration as pillars of this successful launch. Additionally, with enthusiasm, he added that he was ready to face the next culinary challenge.

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The evening continued with the heartfelt words of Mario Fernández, co-owner of the new restaurant and developer of Palmilla Dunes, who expressed his gratitude to the destination and envisioned a prosperous future for gastronomy in Los Cabos, significantly contributing to the culinary proposal of the region. Recalling the beginnings of this project, Mario shared, “The idea for this restaurant began with local conversations two years ago. Today, it is a special day full of achievements and celebration… We are excited to invite diners to discover the magic of Il Splendido, where each dish tells a story, and each flavor brings with it the promise of a memorable culinary experience. Welcome to the jewel of Italian cuisine at Palmilla Dunes.”

Donna Jeffries, Director of Municipal Tourism of the XIV City Council of Los Cabos, representing the municipal president, Oscar Leggs, from the same council. Donna offered words of congratulations and celebration, highlighting the importance of Il Splendido as a new gem in the culinary landscape of the destination, always contributing to the enrichment of the local gastronomic offer. She expressed gratitude for the remarkable work done.

We invite all residents and visitors of Los Cabos to join us for the Grand Opening of Il Splendido, a true testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion for authentic Italian/Mediterranean gastronomy. Experience the best of Mediterranean cuisine in our establishment, where each dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and exquisite flavor. We look forward to welcoming you to share this unique culinary experience!