Grand Velas Riviera Maya Celebrates 2nd Annual Gout de France with Special Dinner at Award-Winning Piaf Restaurant, March 21st

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In celebration of French gastronomy, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya will present a special tasting menu at Piaf Restaurant, prepared by Resort Executive Chef and Maitre Cuisiniers de France Michel Mustiere on March 21, 2016.

Lemon Tart with Red Fruit Sorbet

more than 1,500 chefs on all five continents serve simultaneous dinners honoring the merits of French cuisine and its capacity for innovation

In celebration of French gastronomy, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya will present a special tasting menu at Piaf Restaurant, prepared by Resort Executive Chef and Maître Cuisiniers de France Michel Mustiere on March 21, 2016. The celebration is part of the second annual international Goût de France/Good France event, in which more than 1,500 chefs on all five continents serve simultaneous dinners honoring the merits of French cuisine and its capacity for innovation. The five-course dining experience, complimentary for guests of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, includes such delights as a beet salad with avocado mousse, lobster medallions and a green apple sorbet; Beef Cheek Bourguignon; Filet of Fish with eggplant puree, white truffle spinach and crispy proscuitto; an authentic French Cheese Plate selected by the Chef; and a lemon tart with red fruit sorbet.

Mustiere is Executive Chef of Grand Velas Riviera Maya after previously serving as Executive Chef of Piaf Restaurant, a AAA Four Diamond Award for Restaurants. Mustiere brings with him more than 25 years of culinary experience in various countries and different prestigious restaurants and hotels worldwide. He is one of only ten chefs in Mexico, 300 in the world to attain the prestigious Master Chef title.

For reservations or additional information, please visit reservations(at)velasresorts(dot)com, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit http://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen's Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded "Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas" at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.

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