Renowned Chefs of Mexico’s Foodie Resorts Unite for Behind the Scenes Tasting In the Kitchen at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Nov. 20th

Share Article

21st Annual Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival Event Includes 7 Course Tasting, Tequila Cocktails, Musical Entertainment and Chef Meet & Greet

News Image

On November 20th, the executive chefs of Mexico’s Foodie Resorts, Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, unite for a Behind the Scenes culinary event during the 21st Annual Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

The gastronomic magic begins after grabbing a handcrafted welcome cocktail for a seven-stop epicurean tasting tour through the resort’s kitchen. Along the way guests will have the opportunity to converse with and sample signature bites from the four attending chefs – Master Chef of France Michel Mustière (Grand Velas Riviera Maya), Claudio Hotter (Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit), Jorge Sierra (Velas Vallarta), and Eliseo Ibarra (Casa Velas). Waiting on the other end of the tour is a grandiose arrangement of Patron cocktails, petit fours, artisanal cheeses, chocolate fountain, mixologists, and live music.

The International Gourmet Festival takes place from November 16-22 when over 30 world-renown chefs will offer a-la-carte gourmet dining, chef's tables, gourmet safaris and wine tastings on a daily basis. The festival has attracted over 400,000 gourmet fans and over 500 international chefs to Puerto Vallarta since 1995.

Starting at $333 per person per night, based on double occupancy, Grand Velas Resorts' all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. The Behind the Scenes culinary event costs $80 per person. Space is limited. Reservations required in advance. For reservations or more information on the Behind the Scenes Tasting, e-mail reservations(at)velasresorts(dot)com or call +52 322 226 8677. For more information on Velas Resorts, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit

About Velas Resorts:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa”, Conde Nast Johansens’ “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders’ Select™ List, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour insuite service, fitness centers, Butler service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

#    #     #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Megan Sterritt
KWE Partners
+1 7862474812
Email >