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A Dining Weekend in Tulum, Mexico

Submitted by on July 5, 2019 – 8:58 amNo Comment

El Pez, Tulum, MexicoPlan a savory summer weekend of Los Angeles and Mexican tastes and styles with a seaside cocktail party, fusion dinner, and festive brunch at Colibri Hotels in Tulum, Mexico. (This trio of events can be booked as a whole or individually.)

Starting July 19, 2019, Mi Amor’s chef Paul Bentley invites mixologist Davie Fernie of LA’s Honeycut and E Stretto to take over the bar at Mi Amor for a presentation of creative cocktails based on local Yucatán ingredients. Joining them to present a specially crafted menu of bar snacks are chefs Elia Aboumrad and Christian Page.

The following evening, July 20, 2019, the chefs and mixologist return to Mi Amor for a creative dinner and drinks event. The weekend concludes with brunch at El Pez (pictured, above) July 21, 2019, with a menu of crave-worthy treats.

Chef Paul Bentley has selected the Los Angeles-based chefs.Tales of the Cocktail nominee David Fernie is best known in LA for creating music-influenced cocktail combinations. Chef Christian Page of LA’s Short Order and Cassell’s is joined by Elia Aboumrad, his wife and noted pastry chef (Cassell’s, Hotel Normandie). Additionally, Top Chef finalist Aboumrad shows off her Mexican heritage (she is from Mexico City) with a menu that mixes traditions and techniques from her home country as well as from her culinary training at L’Ecole and under Joel Robuchon in Paris.

The cocktail menu will feature a fun menu of sweet, tart, and savory drinks using local ingredients as a foundation, accompanied by small bites such as surf clam aguachile on tostadas; cochinita pibil taquitos with tropical crema; and uni, avocado and ant tostadas. Dinner demonstrates the exciting fusion of LA culinary techniques mixed into Mexican-inflected presentations of wood-grilled chaya, yucca and octopus with blackened sesame chili salsa; and maize gougère with whipped lard mantequilla and Manuka honey among other inventive dishes. Brunch is a festive affair with the likes of conch cocteles; aguachile; and fried crab bacalao and sweet potato waffles topped with queso fresco and sweet crema.

Members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Colibri Boutique Hotels consist of four properties in Tulum, Mexico (El Pez, Mezzanine, Mi Amor and La Zebra).

(Photo of El Pez courtesy of Colibri Boutique Hotels)

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