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December 30, 2015updated Dec 20, 2023

Dinner with the Chef Returns to Puerto Vallarta’s Adults-Only Casa Velas

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Mexico 1Mexico’s adults-only Casa Velas reintroduces its complimentary dinners with the chef as a part of its new schedule of rotating dining offerings and entertainment activities for couples.

Each Tuesday, Executive Chef Eliseo Ibarra (@ChefEliseo) specially prepares an intimate dinner for 18 guests poolside or in the resort’s botanical garden. The private dinner features a different menu each week with corresponding wine pairings. A sampling of specialty menu items includes artichoke hearts stuffed with shrimp and a citrus arugula vinaigrette; beef consommé clarified with veal sweetbreads, flan and vegetables; huachinango loin with asparagus puree and vegetables with crustaceans sauce with a touch of anise perfume; and forest fruits Tiramisu served in a vanilla Grand Marnier sauce and goat cheese sorbet.

Dinner with the chef is just one of the interactive food and beverage tastings and entertainment activities for guests of the hotel each night. Every evening at six in the main lobby and Ocean Club are hosted activities for guests to participate in, creating a unique and ever changing experience for couples. Offerings range from a wine and cheese tasting, Cuban cigar rollers and margarita samplings to Bellini night, martini tastings, and even a casino night, where guests receive fake money for betting which can be used at the boutique if they win.

Mexico 2Dining at the adults-only boutique hotel consists of a trip around the world with regional Mexican cuisine, including a street food menu inspired by Veracruz, in addition to nightly-rotating food menus from the chefs at sister property Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

Reservations required for private chefs dinner. Nightly rates start at $241 per person per night based on double occupancy. At Casa Velas, luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, 24-hour suite service, use of the fitness center facilities, WIFI, taxes, and gratuities are included in the nightly rate.

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