Hotel chain Four Seasons announced this week its partnership with vegan chef Leslie Durso, who has developed 25 new vegan offerings that will be served at three restaurants—Aramara, Bahia by Richard Sandoval, and Ketsi—at the chain’s Punta Mita resort located in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. “Through our partnership with the talented Leslie Durso,” resort general manager John O’Sullivan said, “we are setting a new standard in healthy resort dining with elevated vegan offerings across our entire restaurant portfolio.” At Amara, diners will be treated to Asian fusion dishes such as green coconut milk curry, stir-fried quinoa with crispy tofu, and sundried-tomato sushi rolls; Bahia, a seafood restaurant, will serve Durso’s confit cherry tomato with zucchini satay and eggplant cannelloni; and Ketsi will feature crispy tofu tacos and portabello asado fajitas. “I wanted to ensure the recipes would seamlessly align with the resort’s current offerings at each restaurant,” Durso said, “and worked closely with the wonderful team of chefs to create dishes that are tasty, healthy, and familiar.” Earlier this year, nearby luxury resort Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit introduced 24-hour vegan menus at its restaurants with the help of local vegan chef Miguel Batista.
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