Locally-Inspired Alejandra Restaurant Reopens at Mexico’s Velas Vallarta

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Annual Pop-Up Restaurant Features Gourmet Mexican Cuisine, Premium Beverages, Live Music, Dancing & More at Puerto Vallarta Resort through April 2016

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Mexico’s Velas Vallarta recently debuted its seasonal pop-up restaurant, Alejandra, showcasing gourmet Mexican and farm to table offerings, open now through April 2016. Executive Chef Jorge Sierra (@ChefJorgeSierra) was inspired by the cuisine of the AAA Four Diamond Restaurant Frida at its sister Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit for Alejandra when designing the menu. Highlights include Chiles Mecos, sundried chipotle chilies cooked with brown sugar and stuffed with goat cheese, breaded, fried and served with a traditional Mexican charro beans sauce, and Xochimilco Salad, composed of Purslane greens, red and green tomatoes, radishes, yellow squash, tender corn, Panela cheese, organic flowers, black bean sauce, and cilantro oil. Entrée options include a baked duck breast, served with crispy onions, lima beans, cress leaves, mashed potato and pumpkin seed pipián sauce, and a Short Rib braised with red wine and chocolate and served with miniature fruits and mashed cauliflower with turnip, crispy onions and parsley chlorophyll among others. The standout dessert is a Caramel Candy, made in the style of Celaya, Guanajuato, with sweet burnt milk caramel and bitter chocolate, topped with lemon meringue, Cotija cheese and winter fresh berries.

The 120 seat restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the lush garden courtyard and is open Monday to Saturday from 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Live music and dancing are available nightly. Rates at Velas Vallarta start as $200 per person per night, based on double occupancy. All-inclusive rates include suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or more information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://www.velasvallarta.com.

About Velas Vallarta
Velas Vallarta is an all-inclusive family resort located on 10 acres of oceanfront with lush gardens in Puerto Vallarta, walking distance of Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 345 suites in three eight-story buildings, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa along with spa cabins seaside, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music. Nightly theme dinners and local specialties are sure to please even the most discerning palate, and room service is available around the clock. When it comes to daytime and evening entertainment, guests can choose from an exciting and original array of activities and events, from making piñatas and jewelry, yoga on the jetty to Mexican fiestas and casino nights. The recently renovated Kids’ Club also welcomes children under 13 with supervised activities like treasure hunt, face painting, sand castles to crafting with beads, allowing parents to indulge in a choice of exciting or relaxing pursuits like a game of golf, a variety of excursions or pampering at the spa. In addition, the resort was one of the first in the destination with a Green Globe certification, dating back to 2008. Puerto Vallarta features championship golf courses, world-class spas and magnificent beaches, not to mention various sports and activities up in the Sierra Madre Mountains. The possibilities for rest and relaxation, or fun and excitement, are endless. Velas Vallarta was built and is 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.

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