PUNTA MITA, Mexico (February 26, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, along with DINE, master developer of Punta Mita Resort, and the Riviera Nayarit Conventions and Visitors Bureau will welcome a talented group of international and Mexico-based chefs and culinary experts for The V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, taking place April 30 – May 3, 2015.
The event will play host to a remarkable list of guest chefs invited by Four Season Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, including: Richard Sandoval, a global pioneer in contemporary Latin cuisine; Pablo Salas of Amaranta; Javier Plascencia, celebrated chef in contemporary Mexican cuisine at Mision 19; Jonathan Gómez Luna, an award-winning executive chef at Le Chique; and José Manuel Baños of Pitiona, best known for his traditional Oaxacan cuisine. Riviera Nayarit’s culinary ambassador Betty Vázquez will also take part. Additional chef participants include Michelin starred Montse Estruch from El Cingle, Spain, Fernando Trocca from Sucre Restaurant in Argentina and Gaucho Restaurants UK; Abraham Salum from Komali,; Andrew Ormsby from Andrew Ormsby Catering, USA; Felipe Donnelly, executive chef and owner of Soho’s favorite Comodo restaurant in New York City; Frank Castronovo & Frank Falcinelli chefs and owners of the Frankies Spuntino restaurants in New York; Antonio de Livier, considered one of the top 20 chefs in Mexico and former anchor of 3 Minutes a culinary show broadcasted by Utilisima network; Oliver Deboise, Executive Chef of Tukipa restaurant at Imanta Resort Punta Mita; Thierry Blouet Chef and owner of Puerto Vallarta’s famous Café des Artistes and Sylvain Desbois executive chef of The St. Regis Mexico City.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will host a series of culinary events and dinners set to transport guests through the rich regions of Mexico through authentic and local cuisine. Events will focus on five prime gastronomic centers of the country – Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Estado de Mexico, Baja and Nayarit. Commencing the weekend with an opening cocktail reception at the newly unveiled beach club at Las Cuevas Beach, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will offer an oyster & beer garden at the new beachfront shack bar, live food stations and cooking classes. Hosted by Aeromexico and Delta Airlines, the cocktail reception will be led by Executive Chef Philippe Piel, and resort chefs Héctor Leyva of Aramara, José Salas of Bahía and Ramón Bramasco of Ketsi.
“We are beyond thrilled to celebrate the fifth annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, a captivating destination event that brings together some of the top talent in gastronomy and golf,” said John O’Sullivan, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. “In alliance with our partners in Punta Mita, the V Gourmet & Golf Classic is certain to be our most successful edition to date, underscoring our commitment to delighting our guests with signature destination events and memorable experiences throughout the year” added Carl Emberson, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and creator of the event.
The Caras Sports closing gala dinner will be hosted by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort at the Sea Breeze Beach Club. Chef Fernando Trocca, Antonio de Livier & The Frankie Brothers along with the Culinary Team of The St Regis Punta Mita will host the Closing dinner on the beach with a show kitchen which promises to be both exciting and unique. During the closing night, a live auction will take place as to raise funds for “Ayudar Es Posible” the foundation of former number one player, Lorena Ochoa. Featuring exclusive experiences, luxury products and overnight stays at different St. Regis and Four Seasons hotels & resorts worldwide.
“At American Express, we are very excited to present once again this unique concept that brings together two of the most important activities for our Cardholders, such as gastronomy and golf. This is a unique event in Mexico, especially for the quality that offers and the place where it is held. We are always seeking to provide unique experiences to our Clients, and this is certainly one of them. We are sure that this edition will be successful because of the passion and knowledge of the team who leads the project”, said José María Zas, General Director and President at American Express México, Argentina, Brazil and Latin America.
In addition to a variety of diverse culinary experiences, guest can also enjoy a golf clinic led by former star athlete Lorena Ochoa, teeing off the two-day Punta Mita Cup on the Pacifico and Bahia courses, both of Jack Nicklaus’ Signature design.
The 2014 American Express Gourmet & Golf Classic attracted 420 participants, more than 18 chefs of premier culinary talent and raised more than $50,000 for acclaimed Mexican former professional golfer Lorena Ochoa’s foundation, that have benefited unprivileged children in Mexico via educational, self-esteem and sporting programs.
“We are really heartened by the overwhelming response for the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, which has become a favorite for many Punta Mita homeowners and guests, who every year, look forward to a full weekend extravaganza of exquisite cuisine, wonderful wines, camaraderie and championship golf; making Punta Mita the Mecca for the personalized service and timeless luxury, said Andres Rossetto, managing director of Punta Mita Development.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, encourage guests to reserve their space early for the unparalleled event.
Reservations for The St. Regis Punta Mita can be made by calling 877-250-8871 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations for Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita can be made by calling (866) 280-9490, via e-mail at email@example.com or at www.fourseasons.com/puntamita.
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The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort:
Tel: (415) 394-6500
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita:
Tel: (310) 586-7124
Punta Mita Resort:
Emma Lilia Pérez Castillo
Tel: +52 (329) 291 6500
Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Tel: +52 (322) 292 2517 ext. 121