Wine and Food Festival Cancun 2016



The Wine & Food Festival Cancun – Riviera Maya, will be celebrating its 5th anniversary in wonderful venues, luxurious ambience and the most amazing hotels bringing the best chefs, wine makers and sommeliers of the world to Cancun.

Wine & Food Festival Cancun – Riviera Maya celebrates in a very unique way, the flavors of Mexico and Spain with fifteen astonishing events in Cancun and Riviera Maya. From April 28th to May 1st, travelers and lovers of haute cuisine from all around the world, will enjoy the 2016 edition of the Wine & Food Festival Cancun – Riviera Maya during four days with spectacular events to celebrate the awesome five years of Wine & Food Festival Cancun – Riviera Maya in the #1 tourism destination in México. Cancun will be hosting Haute Cuisine celebrities, wine personalities and discerning gourmands, in a celebration that combines the incredible flavors of Mexico with the chefs seasoning and the most incredible colors of the Mexican Caribbean with the inspiration of the turquoise sea and the spectacular crimson sunsets at the beach.

This year, Wine & Food Festival Cancun – Riviera Maya is giving away unique and very exquisite moments with two great Star Chefs in special tributes. One of them is Chef Alejandro Ruiz from Oaxaca, Mexico. An important figure for the Mexican Cuisine; and another extraordinary international chef. Two gala events with spectacular menu, specially designed to pay tribute to this two legendary Chefs, creating unique flavors, aromas and moments for the 5th anniversary edition of the Festival.

For the tribute to Alejandro Ruiz, chefs Luis Arellano (Pujol), Manuel Baños (Pitiona), Rodolfo Castellanos (Origen), Odilón García (Casa Oaxaca) and Rafael Villalobos (Casa Oaxaca), will present a five-course menu inspired by Oaxaca flavors and Mexican ingredients that will honour Alejandro’s path as chef and his contributions to the culinary world. A unique event that will be co-presented by Gourmet Awards. The dinner will take place in the wonderful Live Aqua Cancun hotel, a place with an exquisite level of service, great attention to details and proudly host of this special gala where the Chef Alejandro Ruiz will be surrounded by friends, colleagues and guests enjoying exquisite and very intimate moments.

The tribute gala dinner for the extraordinary international chef, will be co-presented by Nespresso and DOCa Rioja. For this fantastic evening, we need a special location, full with charm, luxury and nature, all of this will be happening at the Secrets The Vine Cancun Hotel, the most amazing place that will host for the third consecutive year our main event, being one of our most important allies. DOCa Rioja wines will be pairing the six-course menu in a pretty sublime way.

More finest moments are part of the famous “Dinner with Star Chefs” presented by Best Day in a great event that will bring about 20 Star Chefs of Mexico, who will share their iconic dishes, giving away a tasty and spectacular journey through the different culinary regions of Mexico. In addition, this event will showcase the best wines, tequila, mezcal and beer. For the first time, an spectacular dessert island will be the sweet touch for this celebration, a special place where the most important bakers of Mexico will delight all the attendants with different sorts of delicacies accompanied by the elegant and exquisite taste of Nespresso coffee. This amazing event will be held at a stunning terrace in the vibrant Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, a place where glamour and gastronomy are paired perfectly with the mood of the rockstars and the great experiences that only Best Day can provide for all the Attendants.

One of the most anticipated events by gourmands and foodies is the extraordinary “Gourmet Tasting Village”, a delicious two-day event that has become a very popular affair among locals and tourists. It is all about an enormous village where you will find the most amazing gourmet experiences like wonderful wines tasting, great beers and premium spirits, with the expert guide of sommeliers and wine makers. Taste the most delightful dishes and discover unique flavors served by exclusive restaurants, chefs, luxurious hotels and VIP sponsors. A really exclusive Gourmet Tasting Village offering an all-inclusive experience of gourmet food, wine, liquor and excellent music.

An important part of Wine & Food Festival Cancun – Riviera Maya, is about the promotion of exquisite moments with the new generations of young talents, so institutions like Anahuac Cancun University, will be hosting conferences with our Star Chefs, and two expert winemakers: Ridge Vineyards and Casa Madero. The conferences will be about the experience of Alejandro and our international chef during their chefs career and their vision about the gastronomy future. Anahuac University Cancun is an affiliated institution of Le Cordon Bleu, so having all the structure and equipped kitchens they will be hosting the cooking classes for small groups of people, who will be guided and coached on special techniques to cook the Star Chefs signature dishes; after that classes the attendants will share an intimate meal with the chefs and enjoy a nice sharing time.

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