Follow our Funjet Insider, Laura, to El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico for the The Jackson Family Wines Culinary Event.

The Jackson Family Wines Culinary Event, by Karisma

When it comes to food, wine and adventures at El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort, by Karisma, count me in! The latest Jackson Family Wines Culinary Event in the Riviera Maya got me hooked on amazing cuisine paired with delicious food from around the world for a foodie vacation like no other.

I chatted with Chef Julio Gomez, along with Vice President of Food and Beverage Jeroen Hanlo, about what’s behind the magic cuisine at this one-of-a-kind event. Aside from the amazing food, it’s all about the pure experience when you’re on a culinary vacation. Check out our conversation in the video below!

The first week of each month is dedicated to the culinary series, which is like the food and wine vacation of your dreams. I can just taste it now! Chefs and winemakers from around the world share their secrets with guests at the El Dorado Royale. From live shows to cooking classes, I feel like I toured the world after just one week at the culinary series.

The El Dorado Royale coordinated an amazing interactive cooking class featuring exquisite Jackson Family Wines™ paired with some majorly delicious food. I never fully appreciated how the right kind of wine could complement a meal until this experience. No wonder they call them accent wines. It’s just like picking the perfect seasoning for a dish. The right wine makes my taste buds say, “Whoo hoo!”

There were also guest chefs at the event. I had the amazing opportunity to meet a chef from Puerto Rico who cooked everything from fish to octopus, and let me say, it was all delicious. I picked up tips on how to prepare these meals at home, so it’s like I’m taking a part of my culinary vacation back home with me. I might not be ready to take on octopus by myself, but maybe I’m brave enough to make panna cotta. After all, there’s always room for dessert at El Dorado Royale!

-Funjet Insider Laura