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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita partners with Celebrity Chef Leslie Durso to debut New Vegan Culinary Offerings!


Certainly the word Vegan has gained popularity in the last years, however, Veganism is more than a trend, it is a way of life that rejects the exploitation of and harm to animals. But beyond of the main thought of being kind to all other animal species, Vegans have a global vision and goal for the future, vision that includes living a greener life, lowering their carbon footprint by avoiding all animal products; and turning into a healthier lifestyle with a diet based in plants with benefits as increasing your energy, making your skin look young, and mainly, helping mitigate some of the modern world’s biggest health issues like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Wether you have decided to adopt this way of life, you are looking for a healthy diet alternative, or simply enjoy exploring and discovering new tastes and dishes, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita has amazing news for you!

Our neighbor, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, has announced a culinary partnership with celebrated vegan chef and healthy living educator Leslie Durso to create new plant-based offerings at the Resort’s three dining destinations – Aramara, Bahia by Richard Sandoval and Ketsi.  Inspired by a commitment to fresh, local ingredients and a desire to cater to an array of healthy lifestyles, the Resort is elevating its vegan dining with the addition of 25 new innovative, plant-based dishes designed by Durso, including appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts.

“Through our partnership with the talented Leslie Durso we are setting a new standard in healthy resort dining with elevated vegan offerings across our entire restaurant portfolio,” says John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. “Working alongside our team of chefs, Durso has created plant-based dishes that are both nourishing and delicious, infused with flavours and ingredients authentic to the paradise destination of Punta Mita.”

The locally-inspired vegan dishes created by Durso are available at the Resort’s signature dining destinations AramaraBahia by Richard Sandoval and Ketsi, and through in-room dining:

  • Aramara: Featuring Asian influences blended with a taste of Mexico, new vegan dishes at Aramara include green coconut milk curry, stir fried quinoa with crispy tofu and sundried tomato sushi rolls; served daily for dinner.
  • Bahia by Richard Sandoval: At the Resort’s contemporary seafood-centric grill located on Las Cuevas beach, new inventive vegan dishes include confit cherry tomato with zucchini satay and eggplant cannelloni; served daily for dinner.
  • Ketsi: Boasting breathtaking ocean views and modern décor, the Resort’s casual all-day dining restaurant Ketsi will serve new plant-based additions such as crispy tofu tacos and portobello asado fajitas; served daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is truly paradise so it was important to create dishes from locally sourced ingredients in a way that honours Mexican culture and also brings it into the plant-based world,” says Chef Leslie Durso. “I wanted to ensure the recipes would seamlessly align with the Resort’s current offerings at each restaurant and worked closely with the wonderful team of chefs to create dishes that are tasty, healthy and familiar.”

A globally recognized chef and healthy living educator, Durso is known for creating cuisine that reflects a fresh plant-based movement and refuses to compromise style for sustainability. She has worked as a private chef for New York socialites, catered to the Hollywood elite and appeared on national television networks including Food Network and CBS. An avid world traveller, Durso has immersed herself in some of the most inspired kitchens in the world, from Thailand to Peru to Italy, and boasts a unique ability to create vegan dishes that are familiar, yet strikingly creative and different.

Since it creation, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita has been a leader in luxury wellness travel, and the resort recently unveiled a multi-million dollar renovation, including a fully re-imagined Apuane Spa and new wellness and fitness programming. Notable additions to the Resort’s wellness portfolio include myDNA Retreat, a revolutionary program offering individual wellness recommendations based on genetic testing, and new fitness classes include AquaForza – a functional and heart-pumping cardio and strength workout performed on a floating board in the water, and AntiGravity fitness and aerial yoga – classes performed suspended in fitness hammocks that take guests through a series of yoga, Pilates and ballet positions.

Now you have a new (and good) excuse to plan your next trip to Punta Mita at Riviera Nayarit: a trip to reconnect with yourself: eating deliciously healthy, practicing fun new ways of exorcise and enhancing your beauty with innovative spa treatments. Sounds perfect, no?

For more information and reservations, contact the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort dialing 329.291.6000 or book online.

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