Juan Diego Solombrino
Plank is like no other restaurant in Playa…It started as a small idea when Executive Chef Juan Diego Solombrino tried to incorporate a new item on his menu for a different restaurant he co owns in the town of Playa del Carmen.[line class=”transparent”][/column]
After opening the restaurant in December of 2013 Juan Diego’s vision became bigger. He decided to take on the art of gourmet smoking techniques. His interest prompted the idea to serve slowly smoked meats in a gourmet fashion. After importing a custom made smoker from Texas, Juan Diego practiced with new recipes and ideas until he reached perfection. In spring of 2014 Plank opened its outdoor Plank Shack, cooking up high quality selections of meat such as beef brisket, spare ribs, pork tenderloin and whole chickens. This was something truly unique in nature for the area, as his style for smoking not at all typical.
As no good restaurant would be complete without an amazing dessert menu, Juan Diego invited his brother and longtime pastry chef, Roberto Solombrino to team up in truly putting the icing on the cake. Roberto’s dessert menu quickly gained popularity and perfectly brought the last piece of the puzzle to give true perfection to your dining experience at Plank![/panel][/column][line class=”transparent”][/section]