Cancun / Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

By on February 8, 2015



Champagne wishes and caviar dreams…

Rubbing elbows with world re-known chefs…

Tasting world class wines and spirits…

Letting your taste buds experience a culinary journey unlike any other kind…all in the backdrop in Eden’s idyllic garden. The fourth annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival awaits you!

 Foodies like myself couldn’t have been happier when the Cancun Convention and Visitor Bureau announced that the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival was taking place again this year…and what an event it will be! The 2015 edition will honor Mexico’s leading female chefs and will be composed of 24 events featuring several stars of the culinary world who will showcase local Mexican, Spanish and other world gastronomy.Visitors will be treated to a four-day food mecca showcasing distinguished chefs, wine makers, connoisseurs, academics and journalists in this culturally-rich destination.

Signature events that should not be missed:

“Barefoot Elegance! One of the most exquisite moments from the 2015 Wine & Food Festival will be the luxurious dinner on the beach with the participation of French chefs who trained with some of the most celebrated legendary French Chefs such as Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud! After a dinner enhanced with some of the best French wines, guests will be invited to go “barefoot” on the private beach of the Ritz-Carlton Cancun to dance with one of the best DJ’s in the world, Claude Challe from Buddha Bar in Paris”.

“A tribute to the feminine culinary talent of Mexican gastronomy, this 5-course gala dinner will gather 10 of the best chefs pushing Mexican gastronomy to global recognition in an unprecedented event accompanied by the best in Mexican wine with great entertainment to boot! Our DIVAS of Mexican gastronomy will gather their talents for one magical night in this exclusive 5-course dinner, each plate accompanied by the best in Mexican wine.
Their beauty, talent and passion combined with their splendid skills and exquisite flavors form the ideal recipe for an exquisite experience. The beautiful beach-front location at the prestigious Secrets The Vine Resort and Spa, the salty air, the sound of the waves and the live music add the final touches to a magical night. Wine & Food Festival is proud to host so much talent in one place”.

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach, home to AAA Five Diamond Award winning restaurant Le Basilic, will host the Star Chefs Dinner, showcasing the best cuisine of 25 chefs from Mexico and around the world. Top wineries from Mexico, Argentina, Spain and France will also be present at this beachfront location. Unlike any other event in the world, the Star Chefs Dinner is a culinary journey through the best dishes from Mexico’s top chefs and food artisans as well as invited world-renowned chefs. The soothing sound of live music and the sweet lullaby of the Caribbean create the magical setting for an unforgettable night”.


“The AAA Four Diamond Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort will host the festival’s most popular event, the Gourmet Tasting Village. Highlighting a collection of mouthwatering international cuisines from visiting celebrity chefs, The Gourmet Tasting Village will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet and mingle with local and international top chefs and more than 35 Mexican and international wineries. The Gourmet Tasting Village will take place in the property’s recently unveiled, multi-million dollar Convention Center, Moon Palace Arena, capable of hosting up to 10,000 guests”.

After reading and hearing about their past events I can see why the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival has been deemed by USA Today Travel their Ten Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Caribbean Celebrations.

I am literally counting down the days to leave Ottawa’s -30ºC weather like conditions for the tropical and sultry one’s in Cancun. To enjoying the multitude of wine and food events that will be held to mingling among creative culinary artists from around the world.

Join me and together we will enjoy the good life of food and wine!


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