Virtuoso Life - November/December 2012 - 32
WHY DO IT YOURSELF?
Take a tequila-tasting tour of Mexico with this south-of-the-border culinary itinerary, which your advisor can customize for your own getaway. ¡Salud!
ThE ITINERARY “This trip highlights mexico’s historical, cultural, and cosmopolitan attributes,” says Phoenix, arizona-based Didi Johnson, who worked with ITg mexico, Virtuoso’s on-site connection, to arrange transfers and guides. “my clients, a restaurateur and his wife, returned home inspired by the different varieties they discovered and are now tequila enthusiasts!”
Stay at Las Alcobas, a stylish 35-room boutique hotel in the Polanco district; reservations at its contemporary Barroco restaurant are a must.
In 2013, Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast for two, complimentary dessert for two, and one 30-minute massage.
Rise early for a market tour: You’ll shop with a renowned Mexico City chef, then try your hand as a 2 sous-chef back at his restaurant. At night, embark on a guided cantina crawl through some of the city’s most traditional establishments.
Visit artisanal distilleries, sample rare spirits, and learn the secrets of tequila making, followed by a private lunch at a hacienda set among agave fields.
“Have dinner at La Tequila, a great restaurant where you make your own salsa at the table. The tequila lounge upstairs warrants pre- (and post-) dinner drinks.” – didi Johnson
1. Blue agave in the town of Tequila. 2. A trio of offerings from the region’s distilleries. 3. Sampling the goods. 4. Mexico City’s Las Alcobas. 5. A poolside cabana at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
PRICE From $2,350 per person, including accommodations, transfers, and domestic flights.
(FIELD) Danny LEhman/CORBIS, (BOTTLES) DIDI JOhnSOn, (BaRRELS) ERICh SChLEgEL/CORBIS
Get beachbound at the 173-room Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita – but don’t worry, the tequila theme continues: Partake in nightly tastings at the bar.
Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast for two and a $100 food-andbeverage credit.