Starting this month, foodie travelers can indulge in a new expertly paired Tequila & Taco Tasting experience at Mexico’s AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, included in the resort’s all-inclusive rate. Curated by the resort’s renowned in-house food and beverage team, Mexico’s foodie resort excites culinary-enthusiasts seeking an authentic experience with Mexican cuisine rated part of UNESCO’s culinary world heritage. Skillfully selected taco and tequila pairings combine the finest quality fish, shrimp and rib eye tacos with top-shelf tequila.
Fish tacos with a cilantro emulsion are paired with Don Julio 70, a crystalline tequila with toasted oak notes followed by a clean and warm ending. Shrimp tacos, made with chile guajillo tortilla, are accompanied by 1800 Reposado tequila, which gives caramel with orange peels notes after six months in barrels of French and American oak. Rib Eye tacos are savored with anejo Tres Generaciones tequila, bringing out the quality and unique characteristics of the ingredients.
The new Tequila & Taco Tasting experience is one of several new offerings highlighting the resort’s commitment to catering to the food-focused traveler, which includes a new Picnic in Paradise package offering fine wines, baked artisanal baguettes and a selection of fresh roasted turkey breast, roast beef and duck terrine made from a special recipe of Michel Mustiere, Executive Chef and MaÎtre Cuisinier de France. From its recent Best of Mexico event with the leading chefs of Mexico preparing a 10-course tasting menu and new margarita-flavored wedding cakes, to its mezcal and tequila trolleys and authentic Mexican fine dining restaurant, Frida, Grand Velas Riviera Maya continues to raise the bar on culinary offerings for an all-inclusive resort.