For the past several years, Mexico's Pacific coast has been perfumed with the aroma of exquisite Mexican cuisine
and the flavors of recipes from all over the world through the International Gourmet Festival.
This tribute to great food comes together this year from November 10 - 20, drawing in renowned chefs from restaurants and hotels in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, along with master chefs from a variety of regions. Here, attendees can indulge their taste buds with much-anticipated dishes that have turned this destination into a foodie's paradise over the past ten years.
It all began with a casual dinner in 1995, when Thierry Blouet,
Heinz Reiza and Sivan Muller created an idea to draw visitors to Vallarta during the November low season. Today, that idea
has transformed into a well-known event that attracts international cooking celebrities every year. The festival's extensive
list of celebrities includes Anton Mosimann, named an Officer of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, and Gerard
DuPont, president of the French Culinary Academy.
This important festival is an event where Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit come together as world class culinary destinations. Among the activities on the agenda, you'll find gourmet dinners, author cuisine, talks by famous chefs and vintners, fusion cuisine, tequila tastings, cheeses, gourmet brunches and social cocktails.
The festival is an incredible opportunity to experience and taste the charm
of this region of Mexico, bathed by the waters of the Pacific and scented with the enticing flavors of haute cuisine, all
set in an unbeatable gourmet atmosphere.
There's nothing better than the backdrop of Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila, and the romantic charm of Vallarta, filled with tile roofs and vibrant bougainvilleas, to honor the art of fine dining. As they say in Mexico, "Buen provecho!"
XVII International Gourmet Festival
- Tere Leetch