Celebrity chefs from eight countries will visit Cancun for the First Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival. // © 2011 Mexico Tourist Board
Cancun has announced it will hold its first-ever Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival from March 15-18, 2012. The festival, which is anticipated to be an annual event, will showcase 30 events over four days, including the best that Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and Peru have to offer in terms of talent, wine, food and spirits, as well as the rich ingredients and cultural traditions known to Mexico, while giving back to the community, with proceeds from the festival supporting the local charity Ciudad de la Alegria. Tickets for the First Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Festival will go on sale in October.
Festival events include The Future of Cooking with Ferran Adria, Star Chefs Tribute to Mexico Gala Dinner, Celebrity and Winemakers Lunch Cruise, Tapas & Paellas Competition, Ferran Adria Tribute Dinner, Wine and Spirits Tasting Seminars, Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos, After Dark Cancun Parties, a Closing Latin Grill and Fiesta and the Amex Gourmet Tasting Village, during which the best restaurants and gourmet foods, wines, spirits and entertainment will be showcased.
“We’re planning a memorable wine and food experience, on one of the most remarkable cultural and adventure destinations on earth,” said festival founder David Amar. “By placing limits on the number of seats at each event, we want to facilitate interaction between our guests and their preferred celebrities.”