On Tuesday October 29th the Gourmet Awards, organized by Travel + Leisure magazine of the Expansion Group, took place in the city of Campeche. The ceremony began with a parade of hosts on a black carpet and a number of delicious appetizers and beverages were featured during the evening.
The best of the culinary arts of Mexico were recognized in 12 categories- these included Best Hotel Restaurant, won by Cocina de Autor of Grand Velas Riviera Maya (headed by Chef Xavier Perez Stone) for its molecular Basque cuisine. The restaurant was conceptualized by Chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso; during the same gala they won the most important award: "Best of the Best" for their restaurant Biko in Mexico City.
To see the complete list of winners visit http://www.chilango.com/restaurantes/nota/2013/10/30/conoce-a-los-ganadores
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About Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Featured in Forbes' roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, is also home to Cocina De Autor, the first restaurant of any all-inclusive resort to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award for restaurants. The all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for adults and families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region's largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named "Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.