Grand Velas Riviera Maya Commemorates French Revolution with Gastronomic Festival

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Commemorates French Revolution with Gastronomic Festival

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Commemorates French Revolution with Gastronomic Festival 

Visiting Chef Maitre Cuisinier de France Jacques Chretien Creates Innovative French Haute Cuisine through July 30th

Chef Jacques Chretien

Riviera Maya, Mexico (July 24, 2012) – From now through July 30th, a festival honoring the anniversary of the French Revolution is being held at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The resort’s gourmet restaurant Piaf is showcasing the talents of Maitre Cuisinier de France Jacques Chretien, one of the five chefs in Mexico with the title, a distinction only bestowed on the most elite chefs in the world. Chef and Owner of French Riviera Restaurant in Los Cabos, Mexico, Chretien, who has also collaborated with such famed restaurants as La Tour d’Argent in Paris, Chez Bruneau in Brussels and Maxim’s in Mexico, is a proponent of the classic and elegant traditional French cuisine that leaves nothing to chance. Together with the Executive Chef of Piaf, Michel Mustiere, they are offering up a tasting menu and full menu with various creations of French haute cuisine in honor of the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.

The tasting menu includes such delights as Duck Foie Gras and Smoked Eel Terrine; Escargot Ravioli with Asparagus and Morel Risotto topped with Garlic Foam; Braised Ox Tail Parmentier with Truffle Oil Potato Purée and a Port Reduction, and Vanilla MilleFeuille with Raspberry Coulis. The full menu offers Poached Lobster in Truffle Cream with Vegetable Macedonia; Wrapped Prawns, Creamy Cauliflower Rice and a Clam and Lime Tea Emulsion; and Grand Marnier Soufflé.

Duck Foir Gras and Smoked Eel Terrine

The full menu and tasting menu without wine pairing is available to all resort guests at no additional charge as part of the all-inclusive rate. For outside guests, the tasting dinner is $1,200 pesos (approx. $89 USD) per person, $1800 (approx. $133 USD) with wine pairing. Tax and service fee are additional. For more information, call Velas Resorts at 1-888-323-2776 or visit

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