Guests will soon be able to enjoy a fresh take on Baja California’s “Candy of the Sea” courtesy of a new chocolate clam tasting menu launching soon at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos.
Named for the uniform brown color of its shell rather than any chocolate flavor, the meaty Mexican chocolate clam is one of the largest West Coast bivalves, reaching up to six inches across. Each of the signature five restaurants at the “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” resort have prepared one version of the dish paired with a wine, including a few from Mexico’s wine region in the north of the peninsula.
Highlights of the menu include a chocolate clam with white bean, lardo and piccalilli from Cocina de Autor’s two Michelin starred chef Sidney Schutte and, from its Velas 10 steak and seafood restaurant, Clam Au Gratin made with chocolate clams, creamy baby spinach, bacon and grated Grana Padano cheese. The resort’s Italian restaurant Lucca offers a Spicy Clam Crudité made with red pepper vinaigrette and a roasted lemon chutney with fresh tomato and basil crumble and garlic bread. From Piaf, Grand Velas’ fine dining French option, the chefs have created chocolate clam tartar and kumamoto oysters with Mediterranean lemon, refreshing pea sorbet and cauliflower vichyssoise. A stuffed Chocolate Clam with grilled ham, mushrooms, corn and Oaxaca cheese will be available from Frida, the Mexican restaurant. Guests can enjoy the myriad varieties of traditional chocolate clams freshly shucked poolside at Cabrilla, the resort’s poolside cevicheria, beginning in June.
Gourmet meals and premium branded beverages are included in the all-inclusive group rates. Rates also include luxury suite accommodations, 24-hour in-suite service, nightly entertainment, and more. For more information on rates and availability, contact a member of the IGS team.
About Grand Velas Los Cabos: The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the beachfront property features 304 ocean view suites, all over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools. Duplex wellness suites have designated fitness amenities, a personal Wellness Concierge and healthy food and beverages in suite.
Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants led by top chefs, including two star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte, complemented by an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to Mexico’s fine wine region.
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 personal concierge service; baby concierge; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue 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. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
For more information on rates and availability, contact a member of the IGS team.