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A journey through Mexican tamales
Ancient Mexican Cuisine Celebrated at Velas Resorts' First Annual Tamale Fest
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (November X, 2022) - Velas Resorts invites guests to experience the first annual Tamale Fest from March 23rd to 26th, 2023. The origin of tamales can be traced back to 8000 B.C. in the Aztec empire. Derived from the word tamalii from the Nahuatl language spoken by the Aztecs, tamale means "wrapped food." The most common tamales are beef, chicken, or pork wrapped in corn masa and then a corn husk before cooked.Velas Resorts is excited to host the First Annual Tamale Fest at all six of the collection's properties, in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, and Puerto Vallarta - Riviera Nayarit. The four-day event offers various tastings, workshops with different flavors, preparations from all regions of Mexico, and more. Various beverages inspired by the traditional dish are also on tap at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, where a unique corn cocktail menu is offered, and at Velas Vallarta, where there is a craft beer pairing for each dish.
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Guests at Grand Velas Los Cabos can savor a different tamale each day throughout the festival in Frida Restaurant. Different tamales will be prepared daily, with each one representing a different region of Mexico from Oaxaca to Quintana Roo, Sinaloa and beyond. Grand Velas Los Cabos will also offer a special master class for guests to learn how to prepare their own tamales.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Riviera Maya will offer a different tamale at each restaurant on property, with each adapted to the ingredients of the roots of each kitchen. For example at SenLin, the property's Asian restaurant , guests can enjoy a tamale of Tomyum and pork in massaman curry sauce. The resort will also feature cocktails made with a corn base to complement the tamales.
Velas Vallarta will serve a tamale and craft beer pairing menu at the oceanfront La Ribera. Various types of tamales guests can enjoy include tamales Oaxaqueño, Chiapaneco, Veracruzano, and even a sweet Dulce.
Casa Velas will offer a traditional prehispanic tamale tasting including a tamale with chochoyotes and smoked cheese; black tamale with Totomoxtle ash filled with shrimp; and a dessert tamale served with eggnog ice cream. Special drinks will accompany each tamale.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will prepare a variety of tamales for guests to savor including a corn husk tamale stuffed with chicken and poblano peppers, tamale in banana leaf stuffed with beef ribs, tamale in holy leaf stuffed with beans and dried shrimp, and a sweet lime tamale.
Guests can enjoy Tamale Fest from March 23rd to 26th, 2023 at all Velas Resorts. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://velasresorts.com.
About Velas Resorts:
Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso's "Best Spa," Forbes' "Coolest All-Inclusives," Forbes' Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which 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; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, opened on December 5th as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://www.velasresorts.com.