Grand Velas Riviera Maya Pressroom
Sep 22Grand Velas' award-winning Mexican Chef Xavi Pérez Stone proved this in his latest win at the Iron Chef International competition at Toronto's Hot & Spicy food festival. His Rib Eye with Spicy Mojo won over Donna Dooher, Elizabeth Baird and Tawfik Shehata at the Toronto event, beating out international chefs as well as Canada's own Chef Howard Dubrovsky."From my experience at Grand Velas, our Canadian guests preferred balanced flavours that linger on the palate. I knew that the key to winning the judges over is to find that perfect marriage of heat and flavour," says Chef Xavi.Recognized as Mexico's best chef in 2012, Chef Xavi is the resident chef at Grand Velas Riviera Maya's Cocina de Autor, the world's first all-inclusive restaurant to receive the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award. It is the crown jewel in Grand Velas Resorts' world-class roster of dining options, which includes five gourmet fine dining restaurants as part of their all-inclusive package. Grand Velas will please even the most discriminating palates, with each dish meticulously prepared using the finest locally sourced ingredients, herbs grown in the resorts' own botanical gardens, as well as imported delicacies. From organic to gluten-free and allergen-free meals, the resorts' restaurants can cater to every diner's unique needs.Chef Xavi's talent sets the tone for the unparalleled gourmet food and wine experience awaiting guests at Grand Velas Resorts. This combination of world class chefs, sophisticated cuisines and the splendour of Mexico is unmatched anywhere else in the world.