Visitors will embark on a four-day culinary journey amongst distinguished chefs, wine makers, connoisseurs, academics and journalists in the culturally-rich destination of Cancun.
The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced the fourth annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival, taking place March 12 – 15, 2015. 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.
Special honored chefs include Spanish legends Juan Mari Arzak, Joan Roca and Eneko Atxa. Star Chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Rafael Zafra will accompany Arzak, Roca and Atxa to prepare a five-course meal paired with the best Spanish wines in an exclusive dinner held at Live Aqua Cancun on March 13.
The festival will also showcase the top 10 female Mexican chefs in a five-course “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. The dinner will be paired with the finest Mexican wines, for a celebration of Mexican cuisine – a part of UNESCO’s list of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. Featured Mexican Chefs include Martha Chapa, Carmen Ramirez “Titita,” Maria Teresa Ramirez, and more.
Other attending top chefs include Bruno Davaillon, Hubert Keller, Laurent Cantineaux, Gregory Gourreau and Henri Charvet from France.
The AAA Four Diamond Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort will host the festival’s most popular event, the Gourmet Tasting Village.