First Women & Traditional Cuisine Event Hosted by Renowned Mexican Chefs At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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Four internationally acclaimed Mexican female chefs are joining forces at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit to host the resort’s first Women & Traditional Cuisine event from January 30 – February 1, 2020

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Established to spotlight Mexican women that focus on the art and business of food

Four internationally acclaimed Mexican female chefs are joining forces at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit to host the resort’s first Women & Traditional Cuisine event from January 30 – February 1, 2020. Included in the nightly rate for resort guests, tickets are available for non-resort guests starting at $80 USD per adult and $40 USD per minor.

Established to spotlight Mexican women that focus on the art and business of food, the 4-day culinary event features a multi-course dinner experience with pairings of Mexican wine and spirits.

Participating chefs include:

  • Adria Marina, former chef of République in Los Angeles and Misión 19 and Georgina, in Tijuana;
  • Maffer Klyota, owner of Domitila restaurant and Tropico food truck in Colima;
  • Zahie Téllez, an Ambassador to Mexico City by the Mexico City Congress and founder of Parabere Forum, a nonprofit platform supporting the role of women in the food industry;
  • and Xrysw Ruelas Díaz, co-owner of tortilla bakery and restaurant Xokol Antojería in Guadalajara, and formerly at famed El Delfin in Riviera Maya, La Leche in Puerto Vallarta and Hueso, the Alonso Cadena culinary workshop.

Combining both traditional and modern Mexican flavors, the menu will include a variety of dishes to please every palate, including suckling pig terrine, taquitos with mole and Mexican quelites and amaranth, handmade noodles with octopus and beef tail, escamoles with cocoa butter, and much more.

Nightly rates start at $381 per person based on double occupancy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Rate includes 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. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered, multi-temperature infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with fully stocked mini bar, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, Aromatherapy Kit, and more. Of the resort's six restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. In November 2018, the resort opened a new Asian-inspired restaurant to complement its renowned dining program. An oasis of wellbeing, Se Spa has been included on Forbes Travel Guide’s list of The World’s Most Luxurious Spas. This Puerto Vallarta spa offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids’ Club, and state-of-the-art Teens’ Club. The all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort's facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. Things to do in Puerto Vallarta include water sports, exploring the lush jungle, visits to traditional villages and more. This Puerto Vallarta luxury resort has won numerous awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservationsrn@velasresorts.com or visit https://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.

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