Riviera Maya, Mexico (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
From July 11th - 23rd, a festival honoring the anniversary of the French Revolution will be held at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The resort’s gourmet restaurant Piaf will be showcasing the talents of Maitre Cuisinier de France’s Chef Claude Godard. Chef Godard, New York City’s Madison Bistro chef and owner, has worked alongside some of the best chefs in Paris, Burgundy and South Africa. Alongside Piaf’s Executive Chef Michele Mustiere, Chef Godard will prepare a five-course meal tasting menu with wine pairing in honor of the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. This special prix fixe menu will include such delights as Sautéed Foie Gras with Artichoke Mousseline and white truffle; Hazelnut-butter Roasted Sea Bass, and a decadent chocolate dessert served with poached raspberries and caramel fudge. The tasting menu is available to all resort guests at no additional charge as part of the all-inclusive rate. For outside guests, dinner is $1200 pesos (approx. $100 USD) per person, $1500 (approx. $125 USD) with wine pairing. Tax and service fee are additional. For more information, call Velas Resorts at 1-888-323-2776 or visit http://www.velasresorts.com.
Designed to emanate the passion of its namesake chanteuse, Piaf is the product of Executive Chef Mustiere’s culinary vision of French classicism. Piaf is open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Reservations are required. Outdoor terrace and indoor, air-conditioned seating is available.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an 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 families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Master 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 recently won Virtuoso's "Best Spa" in the world and 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.
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