Featuring a robust collection of gastronomic experiences, ranging from lively food-centric events to award winning restaurants, Riviera Nayarit makes this fall’s culinary hotspot

RIVIERA NAYARIT, MEXICO (Sept. 5, 2019) Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s Pacific treasure, sets the stage for a culinary journey like no other through Mexico and beyond. This fall, the destination’s gastronomy scene abounds with food festivals and AAA Diamond award-winning restaurants that will entice aspiring foodies and culinary connoisseurs alike. 

Riviera Nayarit’s fall lineup of food-centric events includes:
·       Sept. 29-Oct. 3: Vallarta – Nayarit Gastronómica (Packages start at US$145):
This five-day celebration of Puerto Vallarta’s and Riviera Nayarit’s diverse cuisines, is an opportunity to discover global chefs and mixologists via cooking workshops, dinners featuring wine pairings and more, at fine restaurants strung along the coast of the neighboring regions. Highlight participants include Master Chef Mexico host Annete Michel, Chilean Chef Rodolfo Guzmán,  founder of acclaimed restaurant Borago, and Spanish sommelier Yamir Pelegrino.

·       Nov. 14-17: Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic (Single event tickets start at US$40):
In conjunction with The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Dine S.A. de C.V. and the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau , this yearly event welcomes renowned wine and tequila experts, international chefs, foodies and golf enthusiasts to experience an incomparable mix of gastronomy and golf in the luxurious Punta Mita. A celebration that is unique to this region, the highlights include wine and tequila tastings, cooking classes, lively parties, and a two-day golf tournament in Jack-Nicklaus designed courses.

·       Nov. 19-24: XXV International Gourmet Festival (Single event tickets start at US$75):
The 24th edition of this popular festival celebrates Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Tepic and the culinary scene that makes each of these destinations so special. Internationally renowned guest chefs will take the helm at local restaurants and hotels, serving delicious creations that showcase the region’s gastronomy. 

In addition to a vibrant list of culinary events this fall, the eclectic allure of Riviera Nayarit comes through year-round with many of its restaurants boasting international recognitions and certifications. Punta de Mita is home to one of eight Mexican restaurants with a AAA Five Diamond Award, Carolina, located at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Superior quality gastronomy also awaits in family-friendly beach towns Nuevo Vallarta and Flamingos, where five AAA Four Diamond restaurants are located including Azur Bistro at Vidanta and Frida and Lucca at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The destination also boasts 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Additionally, Carolina Restaurant, El Delfin and Emiliano Comida y Vino in the region’s capital of Tepic, have been included in the list of top 120 restaurants in the “Guía México Gastronómico: Los 120 Restaurantes 2019”, presented by Culinaria Mexicana, S. Pellegrino and Nespresso.

Riviera Nayarit offers easy connections to most major U.S. and Canadian cities through Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, making it easy to reach for gourmands and epicurious novices looking for unique culinary experiences in an off-the beaten path setting.

For more information about Riviera Nayarit’s events lineup, visit www.rivieranayarit.com/events.

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About Riviera Nayarit
Renowned for its eclectic charm, luxurious hospitality and authentic appeal, Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition as the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination. Situated within Mexican state Nayarit, the region offers 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, the wondrous Sierra Madre Mountains, the spectacular Banderas Bay and endless protected natural marvels. Riviera Nayarit is home to resort town Nuevo Vallarta, historic village San Blas, exclusive celebrity haven Punta de Mita, “boho-chic” surf mecca Sayulita and a variety of picturesque fishing villages. Activities abound from world-class golf courses, zip lining, diving and surfing to bird watching, whale watching and turtle release programs. Riviera Nayarit boasts four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels and 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels with accommodations range from luxury branded resort destinations and family friendly all-inclusives to intimate boutique properties and everything in between. Rounding out the destination’s allure, superior quality international gastronomy awaits including a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit is just 10 minutes north of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).

To discover the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination, visit www.RivieraNayarit.com or follow Riviera Nayarit on Facebook, Twitter @riv_nayarit and Instagram @riviera_nayarit.

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Diana Arellano
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