Savor the Gourmet Dining Experience at Capella Resort in Ixtapa

By: Patricia Ann Talley, Editor.

Six chefs. Six gourmet courses. Superb service. A magnificent view. There is no place like Amares Restaurant at Capella Resort in Ixtapa. UNFORGETTABLE!

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Amares Restaurant is located in Capella Resort, an award-winning hotel overlooking the oceanfront near Playa Linda beach in Ixtapa.

Local residents and hotel guests were thrilled at the recent “Sabor + Vino” (Flavor + Wine) event at Amares Restaurant. Capella’s executive chef Miguel Baltazar, collaborated with five other guest chefs from various cities in Mexico, a sommelier, and Mezcal experts to prepare a fabulous dining experience with wine and liquor pairings.

Loved it! I had a great time with the chefs. Chefs are some of my most favorite people!!!

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(Left to right) Felipe Meneses from La Katrina Restaurant in Zihuatanejo; Emiliano Ayala from Restaurante Trasdós in Querétaro; Mauricio Montiel from Dolcenero in Mexico City; Alfonso Huerta, Restaurante Allium in Guadalajara; and Miguel Baltazar of Capella.

Diners were delighted with the gourmet menu, each course prepared by a different chef and elegantly served with a wine pairing.

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  1. Guacamota Oyster paired with Mezcal Joven la Katrina – Chef Felipe Meneses
  2. Escabeche Octopus paired with Artisanal Beer – Chef Miguel Baltazar
  3. Red Snapper with Smoked “Jacoque” paired with Tempranillo Rosé – Chef Alfonso Huerta
  4. Beef Rib paried with Amado IV – Chef Emiliano Ayala
  5. Dessert of Saffron, Raspberry, Pine nuts and Cocoa paired with Late harvest – Chef Mao Montiel
  6. Petit Four

An amazing evening. An unforgettable time, enjoyed by all!

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Along with the chefs are other diners (left) Tara Medina and Andrés Saavedra from the LOOT in Zihuatanejo, (seated) their guests Jason Miller and wife Rosenda González, and my husband, Bill Tucker.

The restaurants at Capella are open to the public. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Las Rocas Restaurant, featuring breakfast favorites and lunch classics, as well as a ceviche selection. Amares and Seafood Market offer private and unique dining experiences, whether it is in the climate controlled environment or dining outdoors under the stars. The Resort also has a Tequila Room and a Terrace Bar with tappas and sushi. For information and reservations, call: (755) 555 1121 or email:

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