by Manuel Calderon de la Barca
On Saturday May 28th, Casa Velas was host to the Star Diamond Awards gala, The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences presented the prestigious award to the 50 best restaurants in Mexico in 2011. Among the restaurants was Emiliano from Casa Velas, host restaurant of this boutique hotel.
Every year the Star Diamond Award recognizes the best restaurants in the world for the quality of their gastronomy, presentation, service, wine selection, decor, ambience, management, hygiene and other aspects.
Among the winners were 11 Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants. In Puerto Vallarta they were Café des Artistes, Emiliano from Casa Velas, Kaiser Maximilian, La Palapa, Vitea, Vista Grill, Thierry’s Prime Steak House and Trío restaurant. In Nuevo Vallarta, Piaf, French restaurant of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, and El Patio were awarded and in Punta de Mita, Café des Artistes del Mar.
During the ceremony the Academy and its president Joseph D. Cinque, congratulated the restaurants for continuing to offer high-quality service and being proud representatives of the Star Diamond Award.