PUNTA MITA, MEXICO—Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a luxury resort tucked into the landscape of the Riviera Nayarit, has entered into a culinary partnership with 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 plant-based dishes designed by Durso, including appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts, according to the brand.
The locally inspired vegan dishes created by Durso are available at the resort’s signature dining destinations 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; They are served daily for dinner.
Bahia by Richard Sandoval: At the resort’s contemporary seafood-centric grill located on Las Cuevas beach, vegan dishes include confit cherry tomato with zucchini satay and eggplant cannelloni; They are served daily for dinner.
Ketsi: The casual all-day dining restaurant 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 honors Mexican culture and also brings it into the plant-based world,” said 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.”
Durso 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.