Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico – The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of world-class food, wine, and golf, returns to the Riviera Nayarit November 14-17, 2019.
Jointly hosted by Punta Mita Resort, The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, and The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, this exceptional culinary and golf event invites travelers to experience the best of Mexican cuisine, wine, tequila and mezcal, together with world-class golf in this unique and exclusive destination.
Punta Mita residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the best of the destination’s amenities in a stunning oceanfront setting. The year’s most anticipated event plays on Punta Mita’s two Jack Nicklaus golf courses – Pacifico and Bahia – combined with unforgettable gastronomic experiences from the industry’s most talented Mexican chefs, mixologists and sommeliers:
• Mexican Guest Chefs: Abraham Salum, Betty Vázquez, David Vidales, Diego Hernandez, Guillermo Beristain, Jose Meza, Josefina Santacruz, Juan Barron & Tomas Bermudez
• Punta Mita Resident Chef: Pato Pérsico
• Four Seasons Chefs: Esther Sánchez, Jorge González, Sandra Herrera & Leslie Durso
• St. Regis Resort Chefs: Manuel Peruyero, Julio Curiel & Miguel Soltero
• Casa Tau Resident Chef: Andrew Ormsby
Thursday, November 14th kicks the event off with famous golfer, Lorena Ochoa, the best Mexican golfer of all time and youngest woman to be distinguished into the Hall of Fame, with a face off against Craig “The Walrus” Stadler for the traditional Punta Mita Golf Challenge. Later that night, The Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort will host the event’s inaugural cocktail party.
On Friday, November 15th, golfers will play The American Express Golf Tournament on Punta Mita’s two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses overlooking beautiful Banderas Bay. Following the tournament, participants can enjoy culinary experiences in beautiful settings at The St. Regis Punta Mita’s Sea Breeze, Sufi Ocean Club’s Sufito, or the Four Seasons’ Dos Catrinas and Kupuri Beach Club. In the evening, guest chefs will offer more unforgettable gourmet experiences in & around Punta Mita.
Day Two offers more food, drink and play on the Pacifico and Bahia courses. The golf tournament concludes with the Punta Mita Cup Awards Luncheon on Saturday, November 16th, followed by the closing dinner hosted by St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.
The online auction, an event tradition, is open to bids for exclusive experiences, luxury products and stays at the St. Regis and Four Seasons properties worldwide. Funds raised by the auction go to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation, which raises money for kids and teens with social and economic disadvantages, as well as PEACE, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the standard of living for communities within the Punta de Mita area.
“The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf event perfectly represents the essence of the Riviera Nayarit: luxury and gorgeous tropical scenery, exquisite gastronomy, impeccably kept golf courses and white glove service for our visitors,” commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB.