Viceroy Zihuatanejo Appoints Jorge Ildefonso Executive Chef
Viceroy Zihuatanejo has announced the appointment of Jorge Ildefonso as Executive Chef of the chic resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, with responsibility for all of the restaurants, bars and catering.
Chef Ildefonso, who has more than 12 years of culinary experience in leading hotels and resorts in Mexico, comes to Viceroy Zihuatanejo from the exclusive Viceroy Riviera Maya on the Mexican Caribbean, where he was Executive Chef.
At La Marea, Viceroy Zihuatanejo’s signature restaurant, he will be orchestrating a new ‘Sea-to-Table’ dining experience that takes full advantage of the tremendous bounty of the highest-quality seafood brought in fresh daily by the town’s fishing fleet, with fruits, vegetables and herbs sourced from local farmers and organic when available.
Chef Ildefonso is also responsible for La Villa restaurant, offering contemporary interpretations of Pacific-Mexican cuisine enjoyed in a casual, al fresco beachfront ambiance; the new Marea Sushi & Ceviche, the first and only sushi and ceviche bar in the resort destination of Zihuatanejo, featuring a bespoke menu prepared with the finest locally sourced fish, shellfish and produce and a beautiful location at the beach; and weddings and banquets.
Chef Ildefonso’s previous experience includes serving as the Chef de Cuisine, Hotel Grand Luxxe, Nuevo Vallarta; Executive Sous Chef, Hotel Villa del Palmar, Loreto; and Chef de Cuisine, The Grand Mayan Hotel, Los Cabos. He earned a Sous Chef designation from the Uniglobal Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico in 2007.
About Viceroy Zihuatanejo
A paradise on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Viceroy Zihuatanejo is nestled on one of the country’s most beautiful and pristine beaches, Playa La Ropa, on tranquil Zihuatanejo Bay. The enchanting two-story adobe-inspired casitas, housing 46 luxurious suites and guestrooms, are tucked in gentle hills above the picturesque fishing village of Zihuatanejo. The garden landscape is rich with coconut trees, rainbow-hued bougainvillea and vibrant hibiscus. The resort’s exquisite white-sand beach stretches for 600 feet along a gorgeous coastline.
La Marea serves a gourmet ‘Sea-to-Table’ dining experience for lunch and dinner; La Villa restaurant prepares modern interpretations of Pacific-Mexican cuisine served al fresco in a romantic candlelit atmosphere in the evenings; Marea Sushi & Ceviche, offers a bespoke menu and is the first and only sushi and ceviche bar in the resort destination of Zihuatanejo; the friendly beachfront Coral Bar features customized tequila and mescal tastings. Guests enjoy massages and treatments at an intimate spa in a lush tropical setting, fitness center, yoga and an array of activities from water sports to cooking classes. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport is a 15-minute drive from Viceroy Zihuatanejo.
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About Viceroy Hotel Group
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Beverly Hills, New York, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Algarve, Buenos Aires, Cartagena, Chicago, Dubai, Panama and Turkey. Viceroy Hotel Group is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) DISCOVERY, a unique loyalty program offering exclusive benefits and experiences to its members, at over 550 hotels around the world. For more information, visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.co
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