NEW YORK – November 7, 2017 – On November 16, La Piscine, Hôtel Americano’s popular rooftop coastal Mexican restaurant, will host the next installment of its ongoing Guest Chef Series. New Yorkers and hotel guests will have the opportunity to experience a special menu curated by Betty Vazquez, Riviera Nayarit’s culinary ambassador and one of the main judges on Mexico’s MasterChef TV program, in partnership with Hôtel Americano’s Executive Chef, Bryan Noury. Tickets are priced at $55 per person, and includes passed small plates, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
In addition, Israel Diaz, one of Mexico’s top mixologist and ambassador for Riviera Nayarit, will create a cocktail menu to pair with this special menu.  Chef Vazquez’s dishes and Diaz’s cocktail creations will live-on as part of a limited-time only menu at La Piscine from November 17 – December 3. The full menu will be announced at a later date.

“We are very excited to share the style and tastes of Riviera Nayarit with New Yorkers at La Piscine in Hotel Americano.  Riviera Nayarit too welcomes discerning international visitors with a love of luxury and desire for authentic experiences,” said Richard Zarkin, Public Relations Manager for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “On November 16, Chef Vazquez and Mixologist Israel Diaz will take New Yorkers on a culinary journey to Riviera Nayarit.”
Chef Betty Vazquez is Executive Chef and owner of one of Riviera Nayarit’s finest restaurants, El Delfin, in Hotel Garza Canela. She is also one of the most popular judges on Master Chef Mexico, now appearing in her fifth season.  She has been part of the formation of Riviera Nayarit as a luxury destination since its founding in 2007. Chef Vasquez started her culinary career at The Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Paris and apprenticed with world-renowned chef Juan Mari Arzak of three Michelin star Restaurante Arzak in San Sebastian Spain and has created her own culinary vision combining fresh Mexican ingredients and traditions with inspiration from around the world.
One of the most renowned mixologists in Mexico, Israel Diaz is also the mixologist ambassador for Riviera Nayarit.  He owns the Alquimista Cocktail Room, a bar in Nuevo Vallarta which offers a new concept in the city and showcases his cocktail creations paired with a small bites menu.  Israel started his career as a chef and uses culinary techniques to craft delicious and creative cocktails that have earned him awards around the world.  He regularly represents Mexico at major international diplomatic, gastronomy and tourism events.
Chef Vazquez and Riviera Nayarit are part of Hotel Americano’s ongoing guest chef series, which most recently featured Sabina Bandera, whose street cart is considered “the best in the world” by Anthony Bourdain. Additional guest chefs will be announced this winter.
For information on Hôtel Americano, please visit www.hotel-americano.com.
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About Hôtel Americano
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood alongside the world’s best art galleries and the famed High Line Park, Hôtel Americano is Grupo Habita’s first property in the U.S. The property is a celebration of art, culture and culinary pursuits. It features 56-guest rooms with decidedly Mexican touches fused with New York style finishings and European design influences. Quality craftsmanship combined with mid-century design classics, custom amenities, and advanced technology provides guests with a serene space in which to retreat from the bustle of city life. The hotel offers two signature culinary offerings – The Americano, featuring French fare with Latin flair in a cutting edge dining room with an outdoor garden patio; and La Piscine, the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant with Coastal American cuisine and sweeping views of New York City. www.hotel-americano.com
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