Wine and Dine

El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels by Karisma get Epicurean nod

By: By Skye Mayring

Wine Spectator recognized two restaurants at El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels by Karisma (Fuentes at El Dorado Royale and Vida Garden Grill at El Dorado Seaside Suites) with Awards of Excellence.

“We are thrilled that El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Seaside Suites were honored by such an esteemed wine and epicurean publication,” said Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales and marketing for Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive representatives for El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels by Karisma. “We take great pride in our notable assortment of wine, carefully selected to complement the dishes offered at our Gourmet Inclusive restaurants, and we feel it’s the ultimate triumph to receive recognition of this caliber.”

Adding to its gourmet appeal, wine director Carlos Alberto Flores oversees the Gourmet Inclusive properties to ensure that wines harmonize with the cuisine, and a personal sommelier is appointed at each resort.

At El Dorado Seaside Suites’ Vida Garden Grill, Chef Marco Antonio Casares prepares Latin-fusion grilled cuisine, and the Margarita menu is just about as impressive as the award-winning wine list.

El Dorado Royale’s Fuentes is a theater-style restaurant with five open kitchens and live presentations on the flat screen televisions. Chef Christian Monchatre and his team entertain guests in the kitchen as Sommelier Rafael Dominguez answer patrons’ wine-related questions.