Grand Velas Riviera Maya Offers Culinary Package for 2013 Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

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Dinner with 3 Star Michelin Chef, Wine and Tequila Tastings at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, for the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival March 14 to 17.

Dinner with 3 Star Michelin Chef, Wine and Tequila Tastings & More

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya entices gourmets during the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, March 14-17, 2013, with a culinary-themed hotel package that includes dinner with the festival’s chef headliner, Massimo Bottura, as well as wine and tequila tastings. Chosen as a Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival host hotel for the event due to its reputation within the international food community, the resort will also be home to many of the top chefs for the food festival. In addition to two tickets to “A Taste of Europe: Tribute to Massimo Bottura” on March 15th and the wine and tequila tastings, the hotel package includes luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, $50 SPA credit per adult per night, 10% discount at the Resort Boutique, and children up to 16 years old two for one. Nightly rates start at $420 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Three-night minimum stay. For more information or reservations, please call 1-877-487-9674 or visit

Guests will live a unique culinary experience in tribute to a gastronomy legend, Chef Massimo Bottura, during “A Taste of Europe: Tribute to Massimo Bottura”. Mark Ladner, Marc Vetri and Fabio Trabocchi, three celebrated chefs from The United States, will honor Massimo’s ideas, with the collaboration of two chefs from his famous restaurant “Osteria La Francescana” (3 stars Michelin & top 5 restaurant in the world). The five course dinner is paired with wines chosen and presented by Doug Frost, one of only 3 people in the world with Master Sommelier and Master of Wine designations.

When not dining on celebrity chefs’ eats, hotel guests can experience Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s gourmet restaurants – one of which a AAA Four Diamond – from Grand Velas’ six award-winning chefs de cuisine (including Mexico’s chef of the year, Xavier Perez Stone of Cocina de Autor, and Chef Michel Mustiere of Piaf, a Maître Cuisinier de France). A virtual gastronomic voyage to all corners of the earth, the resort’s abundant dining offerings allow guests to explore and savor a worldly fusion of flavors.

The Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival includes a variety of other culinary and wine experiences. For the full schedule of events, please visit

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 an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites wit h terrace plunge pools for 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. 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. Making its debut on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey in 2012, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was ranked both 2nd amongst the Top 25 Best Hotels in Mexico and 38th amongst the Top 100 Best Hotels Overall.

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