Mezcal and cacao: a culinary fusion that honors Mexican roots — Riviera Maya Blog

Mezcal and cacao: a culinary fusion that honors Mexican roots

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The mezcal, expertly distilled from native agaves, blends with cacao, an ancestral gift from the gods. Together, they create an indulgence that pays homage to the traditions of Mexico.

For this purpose, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has designed a new culinary experience that honors artisanal chocolate and this popular spirit. This pairing takes you on an exquisite journey that will surprise your palate.

The richness of their history

Cacao, revered by ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations as the “food of the gods,” found its place in ceremonial drinks and served as currency. Similarly, mezcal, distilled from the heart of the agave, carries centuries of Mexican heritage and craftsmanship.

A tasting journey

During your All-Inclusive stay at the resort, relish a guided journey led by a sommelier. You’ll savor a selection of Mexican artisanal chocolates from Campeche, each paired with this agave liquor to elevate flavor notes, creating a unique culinary symphony.

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The pairing menu unfolds as follows:

  1. Experience the fusion of Mezcal Gin MG and white chocolate infused with passion fruit. Witness how the gin’s freshness complements the sweetness of wild agave and the tropical notes of passion fruit.
  2. Indulge in the exquisite mix of Mezcal Montelobos Joven Ensamble and dark chocolate infused with foie gras. Crafted from a blend of agaves with acidity that highlights smoke and fruit, this mezcal delights with smoky notes of nutmeg and pink pepper contrasting with the foie gras flavor.
  3. On the other hand, Mezcal Contraluz Cristalino, aged in charred American oak barrels, offers a crystal-clear liquid with citrus and floral notes that harmonize with the nuances of bitter chocolate and tropical aromas of raspberry.
  4. Finally, Gracias a Dios Reposado mezcal presents a trinity of smoke with charcoal, pipe tobacco, and beach BBQ, complemented by herbaceous notes of mint, rosemary, and chive, perfectly harmonizing with the toasted chilies and nuts of mole.

Discover this authentic fusion of flavors at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, where the natural beauty of the Caribbean, luxurious facilities, and culinary delights come together to create an unforgettable experience.

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