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Riviera Maya Real Estate to Host Culinary Series at Karisma Hotel

21 January, 2013

Travel Weekly reports that the El Dorado Royale,a Karisma Hotel and Spa Resort located in Mexico’s stunning Riviera Maya real estate,will host a yearlong culinary series. The offering will focus on wine and food and will be held the first week of each month. The culinary series is reportedly open to guests at Karisma’s El Dorado Royal and those staying at the area’s Azul properties.

“Culinary highlights feature a selection of wines from the Jackson Family Wines collection with special events throughout the week,including wine tastings,classes with winemakers,cooking courses and dinners with guest chefs and winemasters that highlight the region,” writes Travel Weekly.

The series will spotlight a noteworthy chef and winemaker who will work in conjunction with the esteemed Karisma Hotels & Resorts team of Michelin star restaurant-trained chefs and sommeliers,providing attendees with an amazing interactive epicurean experience. According to the resort,special events will include access and insight into the vintage and history of highly sought-after wines,as well as vertical tastings,educational classes,special pairings and an exclusive Guest Chef and Winemaker Dinner to bring it all together.

The program begins Mondays with the “Wine Up Meet & Greet,” where guests will be introduced to the chef and winemaker of the month and begin to explore the secrets behind each type of wine via samples paired with gourmet tidbits. Tuesdays bring a deeper exploration of the wines led by the master Sommelier,while Wednesdays offer an afternoon cooking class as well as a dinner that celebrates the relationship between the Riviera Maya and California’s Mayacamas Mountains. Finally,Thursday is topped off with a special Guest Chef and Winemaker Dinner,while Friday brings the series to a close with an afternoon beach outing – featuring wine and more gourmet food,of course – followed by an evening featuring “Wine Around the World” and a four-course dinner.

Priced at just $300 per week,the program offers visitors a unique and culturally significant way to experience all that this stunning region has to offer. For guests who don’t want to commit to attending all of the weeklong offerings,a la carte rates for wines and culinary experiences are also available and start at only $35.