The celebrated event of Riviera Maya, the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival starting March 14 till 17 is a grand opportunity to taste the best of the gastronomical world. To make this event even more of a starry affair, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya has arranged for dinner with 3 Star Michelin Chef along with Wine and Tequila Tastings.

Special offer by Grand Velas Riviera Maya for 2013 Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya entices gourmets during the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, March 14-17, 2013, with a culinary-themed hotel package that includes dinner with the festival’s chef headliner, Massimo Bottura, as well as wine and tequila tastings. Chosen as a Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival host hotel for the event due to its reputation within the international food community, the resort will also be home to many of the top chefs for the food festival. In addition to two tickets to “A Taste of Europe: Tribute to Massimo Bottura” on March 15th and the wine and tequila tastings, the hotel package includes luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, $50 SPA credit per adult per night, 10% discount at the Resort Boutique, and children up to 16 years old two for one. Nightly rates start at $420 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Three-night minimum stay. For more information or reservations, please call 1-877-487-9674 or visit http://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

Guests will live a unique culinary experience in tribute to a gastronomy legend, Chef Massimo Bottura, during “A Taste of Europe: Tribute to Massimo Bottura”. Mark Ladner, Marc Vetri and Fabio Trabocchi, three celebrated chefs from The United States, will honor Massimo’s ideas, with the collaboration of two chefs from his famous restaurant “Osteria La Francescana” (3 stars Michelin & top 5 restaurant in the world). The five course dinner is paired with wines chosen and presented by Doug Frost, one of only 3 people in the world with Master Sommelier and Master of Wine designations.

When not dining on celebrity chefs’ eats, hotel guests can experience Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s gourmet restaurants – one of which a AAA Four Diamond – from Grand Velas’ six award-winning chefs de cuisine (including Mexico’s chef of the year, Xavier Perez Stone of Cocina de Autor, and Chef Michel Mustiere of Piaf, a Maître Cuisinier de France). A virtual gastronomic voyage to all corners of the earth, the resort’s abundant dining offerings allow guests to explore and savor a worldly fusion of flavors.

The Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival includes a variety of other culinary and wine experiences. For the full schedule of events, please visit http://crmfest.com.