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Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Velas Debuts 6 New Gourmet Tasting Menus at Emiliano Restaurant from AAA Four Diamond Awarded Restaurants
Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas Debuts 6 New Gourmet Tasting Menus at Emiliano Restaurant from AAA Four Diamond Awarded Restaurants
Chef-Inspired Gourmet Dining Restaurants at neighboring Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Create Specialized Tasting Menus Featured at the Luxury, Adults Only Casa Velas' Emiliano Restaurant
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (May 4, 2015) –The luxury adults-only boutique hotel, Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas 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.
About Casa Velas:
Casa Velas is a luxury all-inclusive Boutique hotel and ocean club for adults only, reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda, and nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta's 18-hole golf course. The hotel features a private ocean club and is just minutes from the beach. It has received the AAA Four Diamond Award for hospitality seven times and has been in the top two in TripAdvisor for Puerto Vallarta since 2010. Located just five minutes from Puerto Vallarta Airport and only 15 from the popular downtown area, art galleries and "El Malecon" (the boardwalk), the hotel features 80 spacious suites, some with private pools and Jacuzzis. Spa Casa Velas encompasses treatment rooms for singles and couples, a hydrotherapy area, a garden-view fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and a beauty salon. A novel service is a handbag bar where guests can enjoy use of a "loaner" designer handbag at no extra charge. Emiliano, the AAA Four Diamond rated a la carte fine dining restaurant, is in the hands of one of the area's leading chefs serving Mexican and international cuisine. Casa Velas is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.