Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (February 25, 2014) – Mexican TV personality Chef Yolanda Yanar takes center stage each week with a live cooking show of traditional Mexican dishes at Puerto Vallarta's luxury all-inclusive resort, Velas Vallarta. Hotel guests are treated to a demonstration of dishes from across all regions of the country, including appetizers, entrees and desserts. Sample plates have included chicken in varied moles made from scratch, Mexican flan, Tres Leches cake, and tortilla soup. Participants are invited to join the chef on stage preparing three separate dishes.
Guests can enjoy a sampling of the plates featured in the show. And recipes are provided to recreate the delectable dishes at home. Chef Yanar has an impressive professional background, having trained at the American Culinary Institute in the Napa Valley and at Cordon Bleu.
"We started this program with seven guests and within three weeks the numbers have souffled to 70 each session," said Luis Angarita, Managing Director. "We also added mixology lessons including preparation of flavored margaritas, coladas and tequila based drinks as part of the Mexican cooking show," he continued.
Velas Vallarta is an all-suite resort and convention center located on 10 acres of oceanfront in Puerto Vallarta. The resort is walking distance from Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from Downtown Puerto Vallarta's captivating attractions, activities and landmarks. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 345 suites, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music and entertainment nightly.