11 March, 2017

Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival is a Gourmand’s Dream

What do a champagne Caribbean cruise, Gourmet Taco Competition, celebrity chef Golf Tournament, five-course Best of Mexico Dinner, & international beach BBQ have in common? They’re all events at the 2017 Wine & Food Festival Cancun, March 15-19th.

Riviera Maya Food & Wine Festival

Delight in the Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

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When:

March 15-19th

If you’re a foodie, dining is the sweet and savory centerpiece of every vacation. Be it rustically authentic, artfully inspired, or prepared with painstaking precision, food is the key to unlocking the heart of a culture. That’s what makes the 2017 Wine & Food Festival Cancun such a hit with hungry travelers craving more than just a full stomach (which you’ll most certainly find). Spanning five days and nights, the nine events comprising the event serve up something for everyone, from a Caribbean cruise to a star-studded Golf Tournament, Taco Competition, and beachfront BBQ.

Welcome Cocktail Night

March 15th, 8pm

$175 USD

A mix and mingle evening of photo-ops with all the festival’s celebrity chefs, sommeliers, and winemakers.

Best of Mexico Dinner

March 16th, 8pm

$150 USD

Welcome cocktails begin the evening, followed by national wines specially paired with five courses from Mexican culinary masters, including this year’s chef of honor, Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil.

Catamaran Lunch Cruise to Isla Mujeres

March 17th, 10:30am-5pm

$250 USD

Champagne on the Caribbean followed by a six-course lunch with wine pairings from renowned chef Daniele Müller at Zoëtry Villa Rolandi on Isla Mujeres.

Gourmet Taco Competition

March 17th, 8pm

$100 USD

Sixteen premier Mexican chefs compete for bragging rights, preparing imaginative riffs on the country’s most famous finger food, all washed down with wine, tequila, or mezcal.

New York Tribute Dinner

March 18th, 8pm

$225 USD

Honoring the Big Apple, tonight’s three NYC chefs boast such accolades as James Beard’s “Best New Restaurant 2015,” “Best New U.S. Chef 2015,” and a 2014 Wine Spectator award, not to mention numerous stars from Michelin and the New York Times.

Golf Tournament with Star Chefs

March 19th, 9am

$150 USD

Hit the green beside your favorite chefs, sipping tequila and wine with small bites along the way.

Rock & Roast: Texas Meets Mexico

March 19th, 8pm

$75 USD

Smoked meat from both sides of the border, wine, beer, tequila, and live music on the beach. This is the party we’ve all been waiting for…

 
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