Los Cabos, Mexico (February 2020) – One&Only Palmilla, the ultra-luxury retreat located on the edge of Baja Peninsula, will host two exclusive culinary experiences led by Matthew Kenney, the globally celebrated chef, entrepreneur, author and educator at the forefront of the plant-based food movement. On April 23 and 24, guests can join Chef Kenney on a culinary journey through the local flavours and seasonal produce of Mexico, savouring curated interpretations of signature dishes from his acclaimed menus around the globe.
On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Chef Kenney will invite guests to an intimate cooking demonstration and lunch at the resort’s private Herb Garden, celebrating the fresh bounty of indigenous herbs and vegetables native to Mexico. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Kenney and get a deeper understanding of plant-based cuisine, methods and technique, and the future of food, whilst learning to prepare four delicious plant-based dishes. The first half of the class will be devoted to cooking instruction, with the latter spent savouring the results.
Participants of the cooking class will also take home a copy of Kenney’s plant-based cookbook PLANTLAB, where he employs inventive technique and creative thinking in dishes that are both visual masterpieces and delectable meals, helping redefine plant-based cuisine for the home cook. Later that evening, Chef Kenney will take over the resort’s historic Veranda for a personalized signing of the celebrated cookbook, which will be available for purchase to all guests.
On Friday, April 24, the Herb Garden will once again welcome gourmands to enjoy Matthew Kenney’s elevated and refined plant-based cuisine, inspired by the four classical elements of the spectacular al-fresco venue – earth, water, air and fire. Paired with natural, organic wines from Querciabella—a 100% plant-based winery that forbids the use of animal products in their vineyards or cellars, the five-course menu will showcase the best of the region’s produce with beautifully crafted dishes utilizing the highest quality of raw ingredients.
Guests can join Chef Matthew Kenney at One&Only Palmilla and enjoy both culinary experiences with an exclusive three-night offer from April 22-25, starting from USD $3,560*. The package includes:
- A three-night stay for two guests in a luxurious Ocean Front Junior Suite, overlooking azure waters
- Intimate Dinner at the Herb Garden with Matthew Kenney
- Cooking demonstration and luncheon with Matthew Kenney
- Signed copy of Matthew Kenney’s PLANTLAB cookbook
- Daily breakfast
*Excluding taxes and fees
The culinary experiences taking place on April 23 and 24 can be booked individually at the following prices:
- Cooking Demo and Lunch, held from 12:00pm – 3:00pm: $125 USD per person, inclusive of tax and service fees (limited to 12 guests)
- Intimate Herb Garden Dinner, with seating from 6:30pm – 10:00pm: $180 USD per person, inclusive of tax and service fees
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro and One&Only Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico in 2020. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece, One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com
About Matthew Kenney
Matthew Kenney is a chef, entrepreneur, and the founder of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, an integrated lifestyle brand focused on plant-based cuisine and wellness. Kenney graduated from the French Culinary Institute and developed a number of restaurants in New York City before focusing his career entirely on plant-based foods. His distinctive culinary style utilizes the highest quality local and seasonal ingredients coupled with innovative techniques and a vibrant, creative approach influenced by Southern California, where he lives and works. Kenney has received a number of awards, including Best New Chef in America by Food and Wine Magazine, two nominations for Rising Star Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation, and VegNews Chef of the Year, and has appeared on numerous talk shows, as well as in two highly viewed TEDx talks on the topic of plant-based cuisine.