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Tikin Xic Fish at Zamá

Tikin Xic, pronounced teekeen sheek, is a Yucatec Mayan delicacy famed throughout the Yucatan peninsula and served in style at Villa del Palmar Cancun’s Zamá restaurant. Its distinguishing red-orange color results from a delicious marinade of achiote (annatto) and sour oranges and is often cooked in or served on a banana leaf. You can try this yummy dish at Zamá any night of the week next time you use your Club Caribe membership at Villa del Palmar Cancun, or indeed try cooking it for yourself when you get home following our chef’s easy to follow recipe.   Ingredients: 180g Red Snapper fillet (could also use Grouper or Mero) 125g Cooked white rice 100ml Sour orange juice 100g Red onion 50g Plumb tomatoes 35g Achiote (Annatto) 20g Red pepper 20g Green pepper 20g Cabbage 10g Banana leaf 5g Lemon 5g Vegetable oil 4 Garlic cloves Salt White Pepper   Directions: Cut the red pepper, green pepper and tomato into slices and put to one side with one generous slice of red onion. Cut and liquify the …

Lively Entertainment and Sumptuous Treats Caribbean Style

Even the most avid Club Caribe members who use their Club Points and Preferred Points to visit Villa del Palmar Cancun more than once or twice each year are unlikely to have sampled all of the lively entertainment offered at Villa del Palmar Cancun. Although that is, indeed, a challenge worth taking! One of the most impressive shows you simply won’t want to miss, and one that is worth watching more than once, is the Caribbean Show, which is accompanied by an optional Caribbean-themed buffet. This fabulous Caribbean evening, now hosted by the new Caprichos restaurant at the resort, includes a plethora of pure latin beats, sensational dancing and a delicious Caribbean inspired buffet that turns your evening meal into a spectacular affair. At Villa Del Palmar Cancun, you’ll not only be able to embrace the culture of Mexico, but you’ll have a unique opportunity to enjoy a night of colorful costumes, delicious dining and incredible dancing inspired by the history and popular culture of the different Caribbean Islands. Combine the exquisite show with a …

Passion Points to Inspire your Experiences and Appetite

Club Caribe members will be pleased to read that with just over a few months as General Manager of Villa Del Palmar Cancun, Germain Gallardo is making tremendous strides to elevate your family friendly resort into a whole new realm, where members can truly indulge in the ultimate vacation experience. His goal of surpassing all other resorts in the area has been carefully planned out and movements toward a new and improved Villa Del Palmar Cancun are already in motion. Gallardo’s inspiration, which he coins as “Passion Points,” aims to exceed expectations in five of the areas most important to our members and guests: Family, Wellness, Culinary Arts, Discovery and Romance, with specific elements and activities being put into place for each facet. Culinary Arts The first of the passion points to be fully targeted at the resort is Culinary Arts, and you will already be able to note Gallardo’s influence, along with that of his team of experts, on your next visit. Plans to exceed the previous high standards of service and food quality …

How do you like your Tequila?

When you decided to invest in vacation membership in Mexico, you probably didn’t know that Villa del Palmar Cancun has an enviable collection of tequila. With over 43 different brands of tequila, the Tequila Wall on display at Zamá Restaurant at the heart of the resort provides a great introduction to Mexico’s most beloved national liquor. Next time you dine at Zamá, take a moment to look at the tequila collection and perhaps even ask the waiter to suggest a suitable tequila pairing to match your meal. Why not request to see the bottle of tequila from Casa de Dragones, which is more than 600 US dollars a bottle? No obligation to buy! Dining at Villa del Palmar Cancun’s signature Mexican restaurant just isn’t complete without a glass of tequila, or perhaps mescal. In addition to a wide collection of tequilas, you will find a selection of high quality mescals, which is a alcoholic beverage similar to tequila that is more prominently produced in the Oaxaca region of Mexico and has a smoky flavor. Why …

Wine and Food Festival to Take Cancun

Club Caribe members looking for a great excuse to make a last minute booking at Villa del Palmar Cancun may be interested in Cancun’s 4th Wine and Food Festival in March. From March 12th to the 15th, wine and food connoisseurs worldwide will be heading to the white sand beaches of Mexico’s Caribbean coast for the 4th edition of the Wine and Food Festival in Cancun and Riviera Maya. For four days and nights, world renowned chefs will be tantalizing taste buds and satisfying the discerning appetites of foodies with their delicious culinary creations, selection of fine wines and star-studded events.   Star-Studded Wine and Food Festival The festival will showcase some of the finest culinary talent in the world, including a celebrity conference in which Joan Roca, director of El Celler de Can Rock (the best restaurant in the world according to Restaurant Magazine in 2013), and Juan Mari Arzak, winner of three Michelin Stars and a Lifetime Achievement Award, share their perspective on the evolution of cuisine and their personal experiences of the …

Bazán’s Influence at La Casona

As some Club Caribe members may have noticed on their last visit to Villa del Palmar Cancun, La Casona now bows to the talents of the resort’s favorite Mexican Chef, Jose Alfredo Bazán Bello, affectionately known as Bazán, who successfully headed the kitchen at Zamá. As a result, there will be some delicious changes to La Casona´s menu to look out for as well as a move towards an even more elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. More Fine Cuts One of Bazán’s influences over the menu at La Casona is the proposed inclusion of more fine cuts, such as Angus steaks, with emphasis on including some Angus dishes that are covered by all inclusive meal plans. These additions will complement the existing fine selection of premium cuts and alternative dishes that have continued to delight Club Caribe members at La Casona. Even More Sophisticated and Elegant In response to the addition of the fabulous new buffet restaurant, Caprichos, which provides a more casual family oriented atmosphere, La Casona is soon to implement an adult-only policy, which …

Sea View Cocktail Classes

Club Caribe cocktail lesson – shaken and stirred – on the Beach! The holiday season is the prime time for cocktail parties and social gatherings in your home, tucked in out of the cold, but just imagine learning how to make fun, tropical cocktails on the beach under the warming rays of the Caribbean sunshine in Cancun. The mixology class at Villa del Palmar Cancun is free for members and takes you through the steps you need to create that all important dazzling cocktail for your fun soirees while offering you the opportunity to meet other members and guests at the hotel. Depending on the activity program, there are usually two cocktail classes per week that take place at either the Tiki Bar right on the beach with its swing seats, or at the Casona Bar with views to the sea. During the cocktail class, you will see a demonstration of how to prepare a couple of recipes concocted by the resort’s most talented bartenders, receiving a full commentary from a member of the bilingual …

New Restaurant is Star of the Show

Club Caribe at Villa del Palmar Cancun is excited to announce the opening of its newest and most entertaining dining venue, Caprichos: World Cuisine & More. Showcasing an appetizing range of world cuisine in its gourmet buffet selection, Caprichos is set to satisfy your favorite food cravings as you enjoy the best evening entertainment and shows the resort has to offer. A Tasty Medley Caprichos presents a delicious buffet dinner every night including dishes from around the world that are freshly prepared and cooked by Villa del Palmar Cancun’s dedicated chefs. Serving you with a smile, there is no need for a reservation and no formal dress code, making Caprichos the ideal choice for all the family. The elegant yet comfortable design of our largest dining venue is inviting, providing ample seating for large parties as well as areas for more intimate dining. In the evenings, you will find that Caprichos is one of the main locations for resort entertainment and shows, where you can either dine while the show takes place or take a …

New Chefs Ignite Menus with Passion

Delectable gourmet dining is one of the privileges of vacation ownership at Club Caribe. To ensure your taste buds continue to be inspired each time you arrive, Villa del Palmar Cancun is excited to welcome two new chefs to lead the the culinary artistry that takes place at Davino restaurant and Hiroshi. Meet Italian gastronome Fulvio Ferretto and Mexican sushi connoisseur, Carlos Leyva. Mediterranean Aromas and Charisma Davino restaurant will dance to the tune of Italy’s finer flavors under the inspiration of Genova-born Fulivo Ferretto who compares his cuisine to great music. Like notes and tempos, recipes and ingredients may be the same but it is the abstract element of a chef’s special touch that creates melodious dishes that sing on the tongue. Indeed, dining at Davino promises to be a sensory experience as Fulvio takes care of the details that for him mark the difference between a good Mediterranean meal and a superb one – artisan bread, homemade pasta, garden-fresh ingredients and the subtle dance of aromas. Innovating European traditions is his guiding theme. …