Celebrating its 18th year, the Festival Gourmet International is slated to return on November 8 to 18 in Riviera Nayarit, Tepic and Puerto Vallarta. During this 10 day event, the public can make reservations at available events such as: chef's tables, winemaker dinners, cooking demonstrations, tequila tasting, and wine and cheese events, among others.
Held each November, the festival attracts gourmands and chefs from all over the world. Guests will have the opportunity to personally meet 30 guest master chefs including Hugo Alejandro Angulo Pérez, Esteban Lluis, Mikel Alonso, Antoine Denis, Pierre Dansac Burneau and Mexican Patricia Quintana, among others. Every night during the festival, resident chefs and their guest chefs will showcase custom menus at participating restaurants.
Restaurants for this year’s events include Emiliano and Las Pampas Steakhouse in the state capital Tepic, Frida, Green Bistro Restaurant Bar, Sea Breeze and Café des Artistes del Mar among others in Riviera Nayarit.
The festival opens Thursday, November 8th with a World Chef’s Welcome Party, a celebration at the Marival Residences & World Spa, Luxury Resort. A menu of gourmet tapas, selected wines, Tequila Herradura, Corona beer, an orchestra for dancing, and fireworks display.
Throughout the week, there will be progressive dinners, wines and spirits tasting, and a tour that includes transportation by the famous Trolleybus to multiple participating restaurants and hotels all located in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit.
The festival’s grand finale on November 18th features creations and delicacies from all over the world.