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Festival Gourmet International Vallarta

Festival Gourmet International Vallarta, the annual food and wine event that has been tempting the tastebuds of Banderas Bay area residents and visitors for years, returns to Puerto Vallarta every November.

Once a year, a star studded cast of national and international guest chefs come to Puerto Vallarta to share their expertise with the talented chefs from some of the finest restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay.

For those who are familiar with Puerto Vallarta's annual gourmet festival, expect the same spectacular events: the inauguration cocktail to introduce the visiting chefs, the fantastic Sunday brunch with traditional Mariachi and the final gala event topped off with fireworks that light up the night sky.

But the best part of this 10-day event is that each participating restaurant hosts a guest master chef to create a festival all of its own - and that means you'll have a multitude of unique opportunities to savor inspired world-class menus!

In addition, throughout the 10 day event selected restaurants host special Chef's Table and Winemaker Dinner for a limited number of guests. Made memorable by magnificent gourmet menus paired with excellent wines, these intimate evenings offer diners the opportunity to get "up close and personal" with a favorite chef.

Puerto Vallarta's annual International Festival Gourmet also offers you the opportunity to attend cooking classes, learn about wine pairing, taste the newest and best in both wines and tequila, and, of course, savor the flavors of Mexico - and the world - at some of the finest restaurants in the Banderas Bay region.

Do your palate a favor and visit this year's Gourmet Festival in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. You won’t regret it. In fact, you’ll never forget it. Spaces go quickly, so early reservations are advised.

For more information about this year's Festival Gourmet, or to make your reservations, visit, call +52 (322) 225-0109, or send an email to info(at)

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Chocolate and Mexican Beverage Pairings
Patrick Harrison

As part of the XVI Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival, on November 12th at 11 am, Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates and Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge will blend cultures to create a memorable afternoon of chocolate paired with traditional Mexican beverages at the stunning Garza Blanca Resort & Spa.

Festival Gourmet Chef's Table Dinner at Kaiser Maximilian

The annual Puerto Vallarta Festival Gourmet features chefs from all over the world, and guest chef Nicole Pederson is stirring things up at Kaiser Maximilian. Be sure to reserve your table for her special Chef's Table Dinner, a six-course meal paired with wines, on November 17th at 8 pm.

Riviera Nayarit Is Preparing A Cosmopolitan Celebration for the Opening of the International Gourmet Festival

The opening gala of this prestigious event will be hosted at the Villa La Estancia hotel and will showcase the culture and flavors from five continents, with a special touch from chefs Eugenio Villafaña and David Reyes.

16th Annual Gourmet Festival Reaches San Blas And Tepic

International Gourmet Festival organizers and authorities from the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the 2010 edition of this festival, which will take place from November 11-21. Eleven Riviera Nayarit restaurants, extending to San Blas and Tepic, will participate.

Festival Gourmet International Vallarta

Prepare your palate! Festival Gourmet International Vallarta, the annual food and wine event that has been tempting the tastebuds of Banderas Bay area residents and visitors for the last 14 years, returns to Puerto Vallarta from November 12th-22nd.

Festival Gourmet International Vallarta

Prepare your palate! Festival Gourmet International Vallarta, the annual food and wine event that has been tempting the tastebuds of Banderas Bay area residents and visitors for the last 13 years, returns to Puerto Vallarta from November 13th-23rd.

A Taste of Puerto Vallarta

If you are one of the unfortunate few who missed the Eleventh Annual International Festival Gourmet Vallarta - don't worry! Video journalist Laura Gelezunas was on-the-scene, and you can see her exclusive video footage right here at »»»

Tropical Odyssey - An Exotic End to Festival 2005
Kathy Taylor

For an evening to be truly memorable, it takes a combination of ambiance, music, wine, food, and often, company. The Tropical Odyssey Gala that was the closing event of the Eleventh Annual International Festival Gourmet Vallarta had all of these elements.more »»»

The ABC's of Gourmet
Kathy Taylor

What many consider to be the "heart and soul" of the Festival Gourmet takes place in the days between the opening and closing parties, and during the daylight hours before the coveted Chef's Tables. The cooking classes offered by the Festival Gourmet are a great way to learn new skills and rub shoulders with like-minded gourmands.more »»»

The Chef's Table Masterpiece of Cocina de Autor
Kathy Taylor

Imagine this... you've invited two of the world's finest chefs into your home, as well as a sommelier, a maitre d' and staff, and a jazz duo. The linens are crisp, the glasses gleam in the candlelight, and soothing water cascades down the rock wall in your outside atrium as you watch Chefs Blouet and Tapia create a masterpiece.more »»»

To Know Wine is to Understand Life
Denise Derameé

It has been said that "to know wine is to understand life," and thanks to the wine tasting events taking place at the Sheraton Buganvilias during this year's Festival Gourmet Expo Forum, you don't have to be a wine connoisseur to explore the wonderful world of wine.more »»»

Bianco - The Best of Both Worlds
Erich Haubrich

Just a month after their gala opening, Bianco's Chef's Table event, as part of the Festival Gourmet, was a huge success. Guest Chef Bernard Guillas from La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, and the Bianco staff created a one-of-a-kind 6 course meal in their unique fusion style, bringing together European cuisine and traditional Mexican ingredients.more »»»

Festival Gourmet Brunch Highlights
Kathy Taylor

One of the most anticipated events of the Gourmet Festival is the Brunch at the Sheraton Buganvilias in Puerto Vallarta. Chef Francis Drillien of the Sheraton Cabo San Lucas, guest chef for this event, celebrated the sea with a minimalist brunch for 400 guests on Sunday. more »»»

The Flavours of Contemporary Chile
Kathy Taylor

In the leafy aerie that is the top terrace of Chef Thierry Blouet's Cocina de Autor, his guest chef Oscar Tapia gave us a little gift yesterday, an amuse-bouche, which not only pleased but teased in anticipation for the chef's table dinner they will offer this Tuesday.more »»»

Hot Opener for the Gourmet Festival International
Kathy Taylor

Fire. It is fitting that this most primitive and basic of cooking methods was the theme of the opening festivities of the Festival Gourmet International at the magnificent Mayan Palace in Nuevo Vallarta.more »»»

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