Travelore News: Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival Will Return March 12th-15th.
The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced that the fourth annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival will take place 12 – 15 March 2015.
The four day extravaganza will be made up of 24 events comprising of gourmet dinners, cooking master classes, wine tastings and an exclusive celebrity yacht cruise. The festival is set to take place at several stunning locations throughout Cancun and will feature renowned regional and international chefs as well as distinguished winemakers and wine connoisseurs.
More than 5,000 guests are expected to attend with UK holiday makers invited to take part in all the fun. Notable chefs expected to attend include Spanish greats Juan Mari Arzak, Joan Roca and Eneko Atxa, and from France Bruno Davaillon, Hubert Keller, Laurent Cantineaux, Gregory Gourreau and Henri Charvet. This year’s festival will also pay homage to Mexico’s female chefs and will include the “Divas of Mexican Cuisine” Gala Dinner on March 14 at Secrets The Vine, home to a unique wine wall that holds as many as 3,000 varieties of wine.
“This event has grown tremendously since its inauguration in 2012” said Jesus Almaguer, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “We invite people to explore the many layers of Mexican cuisine found in Cancun, and celebrate the female Mexican chefs that are being honoured at the CRM Festival for the first time.”
The festivals most popular attraction, the Gourmet Tasting Village, will be located at Cancun’s Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Featuring international cuisines from visiting celebrity chefs, the tasting village will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with the gastronomic stars as well as representatives from more than 35 Mexican and international wineries. The Gourmet Tasting Village will be situated in the property’s recently unveiled convention centre, Moon Palace Arena, which is capable of hosting up to 10,000 guests at a time.