Last year, I had my first Velas Resorts experience–I visited Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. What an impressive property! There are actually 4 resorts under the Velas umbrella, all of them in Mexico. They all work together to ensure that visitors have regal memories of their stays. Check out how Casa Velas, in Puerto Vallarta, is partnering with its sister properties to wow the mouths of guests.
The luxury adults-only boutique hotel has launched 6 new 5 course gourmet tasting menus created and overseen by head chefs from its sister resort, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Rotating each night, menus include Mexican, French, Italian-Mediterranean, and Veracruz themes along with paired foodie experiences. Menus are from the AAA Four Diamond Frida and Piaf restaurants and Lucca, all at Grand Velas.
On Sundays, head chef of Piaf comes to Emiliano to oversee a French tasting menu, including a martini tasting hour. On Mondays, the star is an Italian-Mediterranean sampling menu from Lucca, with a paired wine tasting in the evening. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Emiliano welcomes 20 guests to privately enjoy “dinner with the chef,” where Chef Eliseo Ibarra Ramos prepares a special menu as TV cooking personality Yolanda Yanar explains the food preparations step by step. Wednesdays, head chef from Frida makes an appearance at Emiliano, ensuring that the regional Mexican tasting menu is created with perfection, along with a tequila tasting hour. While indulging in a five-course French gourmet menu from Chef Ramos on Fridays, guests enjoy live music entertainment from a renowned pianist with an international repertoire. Rounding out the week, Saturday beings another special menu featuring the cuisine of Veracruz, Mexico and its seafood specialties.
Casual yet elegant, Emiliano at Casa Velas features gourmet Mexican cuisine with seating indoors and outdoor terrace options surrounded by relaxing koi ponds. Boasting a diverse menu infused with local flavor and spice, Emiliano is the signature AAA Four Diamond awarded restaurant at the adults-only Casa Velas.
Casa Velas’ all-inclusive offering includes luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, 24-hour suite service, use of the fitness center facilities, WIFI, taxes, gratuities, and more. For more information on Casa Velas, please call 1-877-418-3011 or visit http://www.hotelcasavelas.com.