Riviera Nayarit Hosts the XIX International Gourmet Festival

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Celebrating its 19th year, the Festival Gourmet International returns to the pristine Pacific coastline of Mexico. The festival will once again tempt and delight the taste buds of hundreds of foodies who will come to Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta and Tepic for this international gourmet event.

During this ten day celebration, the public can make reservations at a wide range of events such as: chef's tables, winemaker dinners, cooking demonstrations, tequila tasting, wine and cheese events and much more.

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Held each November, the festival attracts gourmands and chefs from all over the world, helping to solidify Riviera Nayarit’s reputation as a world-class dining destination. Guests will have the opportunity to personally meet 27 guest master chefs including the event founders, Heinz Reize (Coco Tropical), Thierry Blouet (Café des Artistes) and Mexico’s gastronomy ambassador to the world, Patricia Quintana. Every night during the festival, resident chefs and their guest chefs will showcase their talent with a unique and enticing menu at participating restaurants. 

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The festival will lead towards the final star-studded chef event, “Star Chef’s Cena Show.” On November 23rd, this high-end feast, held at The St. Regis Punta Mita, starts with a professional wine tasting and fashion show.  The night continues with Chef Sylvain Desbois and Chef Thierry Blouet conducting an incredible Kitchen Orchestra coordinating the four virtuoso Guest Chefs of The St. Regis, Café des Artistes del Mar, La Tranquila Resort and Imanta Resort. In celebration of the XIX International Gourmet Festival, the St. Regis Punta Mita is offering a “Gourmet & Golf in Paradise” package, available November 22nd – 24th. 

The package includes participation at the 1st St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Golf Cup and tickets to the Star Chef’s Dinner & Show. For more information on this package, visit: http://www.festivalgourmet.com/programa/flash.html

Riviera Nayarit restaurants for this year’s events include, Ommagio at Marival Residences and & World Spa Luxury Resorts in Nuevo Vallarta; Sandzibar Gastronomia Elemental and Raixes at Puerto Bahía Villas & Spa in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle;  Café des Artistes del Mar; Carolina at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort; and, Tukipa at Imanta Resorts Punta de Mita. There are also three participating restaurants in Tepic: Emiliano Comida Y Vino; Las Pampas Steakhouse; and, El Quincho Restaurant Bar Argentino.

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For more information on the XIX Festival Gourmet International and participating hotels, restaurants, guest and local chefs, or to make reservations visit: http://www.festivalgourmet.com

For more information about Riviera Nayarit, visit: www.rivieranayarit.com

About Riviera Nayarit

Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport.  The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. 

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Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. Riviera Nayarit is recognized as a “Virtuoso Preferred Destination.” The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. For more information, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit's Fan Page on Facebook.

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