Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, is excited to expand its upcoming inaugural Lone Star Food, Art & Music Festival with exclusive ‘Escape to Riviera Maya’ preview parties at participating chef restaurants in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
The events, taking place at various eateries represented in the Lone Star Food, Art & Music Festival, are open to the public from 6-8 p.m. and aim to give foodies a first bite of what to expect this year at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Guests will mingle with other like-minded epicureans for a happy-hour complete with expertly picked varietals from Jackson Family Wines, gourmet bites reflective of what they’ll enjoy at the resort, and meet and greets with Executive Chefs as well as Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ food personalities. The schedule of ‘Escape to Riviera Maya’ events includes:
- May 9, 2017: Chef Jose Arevalo at Brennans of Houston; Houston, TX
- May 11, 2017: Chef Robert Lyford at Patina Green Restaurant; Dallas, TX
- May 16, 2017: Chef Hugo Ortega at Caracol Restaurant; Houston, TX
- May 17, 2017: Chef Austin Simmons at Hubbell and Hudson Bistro, Houston, TX
- May 23, 2017: Chef Abraham Salum at Salum Restaurant; Dallas, TX
- May 24, 2017: Chef Steve McHugh at Cured at Pearl Restaurant; San Antonio, TX
- May 25, 2017: Chef Jason Dady at Shuck Shack Restaurant; San Antonio, TX
- June 5, 2017: Chef John Brand at Supper at Hotel Emma; San Antonio, TX
- June 27, 2017: Chef Hugo Ortega at Hugo’s Restaurant; Houston, TX
“We’re thrilled to take our passion for gastronomic innovation on the road to such esteemed dining establishments.” said Jereon Hanlo, Executive Vice President of Food & Beverage, Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Karisma is constantly raising the bar when it comes to culinary initiatives, and so we hope to inspire loyal restaurant enthusiasts to experience a Gourmet Inclusive vacation at one of our five-star resorts.”
The ‘Escape to Riviera Maya’ events come just after the announcement of the Lone Star Food, Art & Music Festival – a series of events at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma that will gather these world-class chefs, artists and musicians from Texas for the ultimate Gourmet Inclusive® vacation experience. Throughout the festival, guests will partake in activities designed to enliven all senses including meet & greets with the chefs, local art fairs and musical performances set in the stunning Riviera Maya. Guests are encouraged to discover more about the Lone Star Food, Art & Music Festival at each ‘Escape to Riviera Maya’ event.
These happenings are a partnership between 2 Getaway Travel and two of Karisma Hotels & Resorts properties – the adults-only El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma and the family-friendly Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma. The Lone Star Food, Art & Music Festival comes at an additional cost of $195 per person for the five-day program and will consist of five spectacular series of events taking place between July and October 2017. For more information about the Escape to Riviera Maya events as well as the Lone Star Food, Art & Music Festival, please visit www.lonestarfams.com or call +1 (832) 482-2388.
Nightly rates at Karisma Hotels & Resorts begin at $132 per person in 2017, per night based on double occupancy, including the Gourmet Inclusive® Experience (all gourmet meals served a la carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service, full service concierge, king size beach beds). Hotel reservations can be booked through a Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant, by calling 1-866-527-4762, or by visiting www.karismahotels.com.