Yucatecan Cooking Classes Now Offered at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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

Besides the warm sunshine and picturesque beaches, delicious and savory food is one of the many reasons to visit Mexico. With varying flavors and fresh ingredients, there’s no better place to dig into a plate than in the Yucatan which is why guests of Grand Velas Riviera Maya can now enjoy a new foodie experience inspired by recipes of the region.

Taught by the resort’s Mayan Chef, Humberto May Tamay, guests can try their hand at cooking with new intimate classes that dive foodies into the flavors of traditional Yucatecan cuisine. The class showcases traditional techniques and results in a three-course meal of recipes that have been passed from generation to generation; authentic recipes that are the pride and joy of the Yucatan’s cuisine.

Guests can expect to indulge in dishes like Mexican “antojitos” like empanadas and gorditas, tikinxic (pronounced “teekeen sheek”) which is made with fresh fish, annatto paste, white vinegar and sour oranges; and crispy corn cake with caramel and tamarind sauce. Along with a delicious meal, each guest will also receive a copy of the recipes and a Grand Velas apron to take home with them.

Classes are available for 10 to 16 people and take place at the resort’s Yucatan restaurant, Chaká which is situated amid tropical jungle foliage of mangroves and Salam, Chechen and Chaká trees. The class cost is $40 per person.

For more information, visit: rivieramaya.grandvelas.com

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