Learn the Art of Taco-Making From Top Chefs at Rosewood Mayakoba

In Dine, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Tacos seem to be that one food that can go from a casual beachside snack to an upscale meal and still stay irresistibly delicious. For those that can’t get enough of the hand-held treats, Rosewood Mayakoba is letting you in on the creative process with its new Taco Academy Series. As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the new activity is led by the resort’s Chef Juan Pablo Loza with a series of some of the world’s top chefs around the world.

The three-day courses teach guests more than just how to assemble a taco. Participants will learn about unique traditions and ingredients, how to make tortillas from scratch and what makes a taco authentic. They will also receive a tour of Rosewood Mayakoba’s gardens to pluck fresh ingredients for their creations. The weekend will be topped off with a full-blown fiesta complete with live music, a margarita toast and of course, tacos!

Get in on the action with three upcoming series throughout the rest of the year.

May 25 – 27: Chef Rick Bayless

Hailing from Chicago’s Frontera Grill, Toplobampo, Leña Brava and Cervecería Cruz Blanca, among others, Chef Bayless is most well known for winning Top Chef Masters. He is also known for his TV show Mexico—One Plate at a Time. He has also published nine cookbooks, one of which won the Julia Child IACP cookbook of the year award and another that won the James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award.

August 31 – September 2: Chef Jose Garces

As a renowned Latin American chef, Chef Garces operates more than 12 restaurants including Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, Volvér, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda, 24 Wood Fired Fare, Olón, Okatshe, and Ortzi. He also has a full-service catering and events division, a philanthropic organization, a 40-acre farm and two cookbooks, Latin Evolution and The Latin Road Home.

November 16 – 18: Chef Enrique Olvera

Perhaps the world’s best-known Mexican chef, Chef Olvera is the man behind the esteemed Pujol in Mexico City where he adds a modern twist to traditional Mexican fare. His other popular outlets include Maiz de Mar in Playa del Carmen, Moxi at Hotel Matilda in San Miguel de Allende, Manta at The Cape hotel and Cosme in New York City. He also has three gourmet coffee shops in Mexico City and plans for a second Cosme to open in Los Angeles later this year.

If you’d rather skip the cooking process and go straight to the eating part, you’re in luck. All Rosewood Mayakoba guests during the above times will be able to order the guest chef’s creations at Casa Del Lago that will feature the tacos as menu specials.

The Taco Academy Series is $495 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact mayakoba.reservations@rosewoodhotels.com or 984.875.8000.

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