Foodie Resort Continues Commitment to New Innovative Culinary Offerings Highlighting the Best of Mexico
Riviera Maya, Mexico (October 25, 2016) – Starting in November, foodie travelers can indulge in a new expertly paired Tequila & Taco Tasting experience at Mexico's AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, included in the resort's all-inclusive rate. Curated by the resort's renowned in-house food and beverage team, Mexico's foodie resort excites culinary-enthusiasts seeking an authentic experience with Mexican cuisine rated part of UNESCO's culinary world heritage. Skillfully selected taco and tequila pairings combine the finest quality fish, shrimp and rib eye tacos with top-shelf tequila.
Fish tacos with a cilantro emulsion are paired with Don Julio 70, a crystalline tequila with toasted oak notes followed by a clean and warm ending. Shrimp tacos, made with chile guajillo tortilla, are accompanied by 1800 Reposado tequila, which gives caramel with orange peels notes after six months in barrels of French and American oak. Rib Eye tacos are savored with anejo Tres Generaciones tequila, bringing out the quality and unique characteristics of the ingredients.
The new Tequila & Taco Tasting experience is one of several new offerings highlighting the resort's commitment to catering to the food-focused traveler, which includes a new Picnic in Paradise package offering fine wines, baked artisanal baguettes and a selection of fresh roasted turkey breast, roast beef and duck terrine made from a special recipe of Michel Mustiere, Executive Chef and MaÎtre Cuisinier de France. From its recent Best of Mexico event with the leading chefs of Mexico preparing a 10-course tasting menu and new margarita-flavored wedding cakes, to its mezcal and tequila trolleys and authentic Mexican fine dining restaurant, Frida, Grand Velas Riviera Maya continues to raise the bar on culinary offerings for an all-inclusive resort.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen's Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded "Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas" at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.