Epicurean Escapes from Mexico Boutique Hotels

Burritos Be Gone!
Mexico Boutique Hotels Invites You To Experience Haute Cuisine South of the Border

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (May 20, 2008) — If the sight of a chimichanga leaves you cold and you know that burritos are for rides, not for dining rooms, then you’re in for a treat: Mexico Boutique Hotels has cooked up a tasty selection of Epicurean Escapes, tailor-made for tempting your palate.

In Casa Natalia in historic San José del Cabo, for example, beats the heart of a true gourmand: it’s owned by the European executive chef Loic Tenoux and his wife, Nathalie. Dinner at Mi Cocina (My Kitchen) is an award-winning blend of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Paired with a three-night stay in one of their 16 art-filled havens (among other indulgences), and you have the surefire recipe for a memorable vacation. Rates start at $855 USD per package per couple (not including taxes and service charges). Additional nights start at $250 USD.

If you’d rather roll up your shirtsleeves and wield the spatula yourself, Mesón Sacristía de la Compañía in Puebla (yes, they of the legendary mole sauce) offers a 3-hour cooking class that will uncover culinary secrets. After your three-night stay you can take home the recipes, whip up a delightful dish and impress your friends while they watch your vacation slideshow on your flat screen TV. Rates per package for two people start at $880 USD; additional nights are available at 20 percent off of the regular seasonal rate.

Is chocolate one of your favorite food groups? At Hacienda Xcanatún, an exquisitely restored hacienda near the “White City” of Mérida, they sweeten a three-night stay with a basket filled with Ki’Xocolatl, locally made artisan chocolate bars, among other delicacies. Dinners at the award-winning Casa de Piedra restaurant are a three-course affair, accompanied by a bottle of wine recommended by the resident sommelier. The package for two people starts at $1,350 USD and includes taxes. Additional nights are available for 20 percent off of regular seasonal rate.

This is just a taste of the several extraordinary Epicurean Escapes that span from the Pacific Coast to the Yucatán Peninsula, all of which combine gourmet experiences with outstanding accommodations in hotels that offer the traveler a superb sense of place.

Most packages are valid through mid-October, and all can be found and booked with one visit to www.MexicoBoutiqueHotels.com or by calling 800-728-9098. ¡Buen provecho!

About Mexico Boutique Hotels:
Established in 1999, Mexico Boutique Hotels is a collection of 47 upscale, independent member properties handpicked for their intimacy, high level of service and outstanding attributes. Some are housed in exquisitely restored architectural gems, others are paeans to Mexican cuisine, still others showcase the sleekly modern–but they each encourage guests to savor the many fascinating traditions of this vast country and all offer guests a unique travel experience. Typically less than 30 rooms in size, they are often destinations unto themselves. Based in Puerto Vallarta, MBH is staffed by an experienced team of travel and hospitality professionals who both live and work in Mexico.