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New Art-to-Table Dinner Series Puts Art on Your Plate at Grand Velas Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (July 2, 2019) - At the Grand Velas Los Cabos' new on-property art gallery, artwork comes to life—on your plate, that is. The resort has launched a new weekly art-to-table dinner series, an opportunity to not only dine inside the gallery, surrounded by one-of-a-kind pieces by Mexico's leading artists, but to eat food and drink wine inspired by the pieces on the wall.
Beginning July 2, the resort will host its art-to-table dinners each Monday, welcoming up to 12 guests into the gallery to enjoy a five-course meal paired with wine. At a recent dinner, for example, guests were delighted to enjoy black shrimp aguachile with blue curacao, olive, and citrus dust, presented on the plate to mimic Mexican artist Yandi Monardo abstract blue-and-yellow canvas—and a "tikiin xic" style sea bass with onion and tortilla ash, which was styled to look as if the food was dancing, just like the figures in Alejandrina Calderoni's artwork. An accompanying wine pairing, including multiple vintages from Mexico's fine wine region, enhanced the meal.
At each dinner, the gallery curator will be on-hand to explain the art that has inspired the meal, while the chef and a sommelier will detail how they created the dishes and paired wines to complement the art.
Reservations are required to participate in the art-to-table dinner, which costs $150 per person.
Curated by San Jose del Cabo gallery owner Patricia Mendoza, the art gallery at Grand Velas Los Cabos opened in June. In its first month, it showcased works by Luis Filcer, Eduardo Mejorada, Carlos Larracilla, Jorge Moedano, Max Sanz, Reynaldo Zesati, and J.A. Platas, in mediums that included acrylic, oil, mixed media, watercolor, and sculpture. Each month, the gallery will rotate pieces from different artists. The art gallery represents another major commitment of the hotel to showcasing the country's finest art in different mediums. There's a permanent display of 25 pieces available for viewing in the resort's lobby and boutique, and original art is displayed in the resort's 307 suites. The gallery is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
For additional information on Grand Velas Los Cabos, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://loscabos.
About Grand Velas Los Cabos:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja Peninsula is the fifth property of Velas Resorts. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the $150 million beachfront property offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. All 307 ocean view suites are over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools while duplex wellness suites have designated wellness amenities and insuite juice bars. Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants with an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to the region producing Mexico's fine wines. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. Se Spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens' and kids' club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personalized butler concierge service; and 24-hour in-suite service. A gallery of contemporary art continues the company's commitment to bringing the art, fashion and culture of Mexico to guests. The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that's open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. This beachfront is just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport, which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.