Tequila Tourism Four Seasons Punta Mita

Even if you haven’t recently perused your copy of Tequila Mockingbird, Cocktails with a Literary Twist, you may be inclined to tempt your taste buds with more than 200 different tequilas offered at the Four Seasons Punta Mita and combine it with a tequila blending class. Tequila aficionados or mere tequila sippers, following this informative class, impress your Gringo friends with your own personal blended Tequila. Included in the resort Culinary Experience program, the national drink can be personally blended, bottled and registered with the hand selected resort Tequila maker. Tequila tastings at home can be supplemented with your registered blend, order more for gifts, your personal blend is registered with Casa San Matias Tequila Factory.

Si Amigo, how is this accomplished? Tequila aficionados can create their own unique customized blend with the help of the resort’s Cultural Concierge. Enrique Alejos first leads a guided tasting to identify the flavors and aromas of various barrel-aged tequilas. Guests then sample all the varieties before choosing their four favorites and balancing them to taste in order to create a unique blend of their very own. The one-of-a-kind result is placed in a handmade Damajuana bottle and sealed with wax. A leather label is signed, numbered, and registered in the logbook of Casa San Matias Tequila Factory.

Tequila has always been deeply woven in Mexican culture and life, a historic blend of Meso-American and Spanish culture. The spirit education combines a bit of molecular mixology Enrique’s instructions tease out tequila’s surprising subtleties by using traditional Mexican ingredients in un-traditional ways. For a start, he recommends leaving the usual salt and lime slices aside. Instead, he provides several taste enhancers: lemon peel, chocolate and coffee beans, a slip of sugar cane, elements that highlight tequila complexities. Serious sippers rarely use shots of tequila, drinking from a tequila glass or a snifter optimizes the flavors and agave aromas.

Each guest will make a unique blend tequila from four different barrels of tequila. Guests can discover many different tequilas during their stay and experience many ways to get to the heart of each. Gift of the Gods.

 

Just as the French who have the distinct ownership of Champagne, in 1974, Mexico declared the word “tequila” as intellectual property of the country. In 1978, Mexico went a step further when tequila became regulated through the Appellation of Origin. The mandate sets forth strict production standards, including where the spirit can be distilled, to officially be considered a tequila. All 124 Jalisco municipalities are included in the standard, as are 56 others within Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas.

In the sprit of good health and a long future: Salud!

Chef Jorge González – Four Seasons Punta Mita – Chilaquiles

Who doesn’t love going South of the Border? Food and spirits are vital elements of Mexican culture. Come to the Four Seasons Punta Mita for the relaxed pace, the sensational adios to the sun at day’s end, delectable dining and cooking classes, there is also a fun informative Tequila Blending Class. Just say Si!

Inspired Brunch Four Seasons Punta Mita

When you visit for a few days, spend some time with the chef in a class – imagine your global flair at your next brunch – salsa music in the background, pungent sliced limes, small bowls of coarse sea salt, frosty Margaritas and Chef Jorge González’ spicy aromatic Chilaquiles. Todo Bien!

International Culinary adventures abound at the Four Seasons – every morning, catch of the day is delivered by local fisherman, look for them on the beach in front of Bahia Restaurant, where grilling is perfected. Catch & Cook experience, explore Bahia de Banderas by private boat, catch your dinner and prepare it with the chef for your dinner. Head to the kitchen for an interactive class celebrating the flavors, methods and tools of pre-Hispanic cooking. Create a traditional meal outdoors in the Iku Garden using indigenous ingredients and equipment inspired by ancient cultures, including an underground oven and a molcajete.

Buenos Dias! Breakfast Meeting Four Seasons Punta Mita – Private Villa

Mexican cooking is more than chips and guacamole, although an afternoon of boogie boarding and sand lounging is certainly enriched by a platter of these tasty salty snacks accompanied by a frosty pitcher of Margaritas!

During my recent week at Four Seasons Punta Mita, a breakfast meeting included executive Chef Jorge González, recently appointed to oversee their newest restaurant Dos Catrinas. What better way to enjoy a work meeting in a private villa overlooking the Pacific? Dos Catrinas restaurant will marry Mexico’s past and future with a new culturally rich dining experience set in a modern, reimagined space. Designed by Colombian architect Saul Sasson, Dos Catrinas will bring together Mexico’s traditional culture, urban lifestyle and history in a two-story space with ocean views.

Si Si Chilaquiles! Four Seasons Punta Mita

Chef Jorge, had of course, orchestrated our magnificent breakfast – we begged for the Chilaquiles recipe – true to Four Seasons exceptional service, the recipe was delivered to my Presidential Suite before I returned! We loved chatting about food and culture with Jorge, do follow him on Instagram- his posts are mouthwatering! Jorge González (@jorgehglez)

And for your upcoming Spicy Mexican Brunch – Chilaquiles!

Chef Jorge González Four Seaons Punta Mita

Muchas Gracias Jorge and the entire Four Seasons Punta Mita team for our lovely work week!