One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the 27th annual Festival Gourmet International is returning to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Mexico this November 10 to 22. Featuring gourmet food, famous chefs, and award-winning Mexican gastronomy, this is one of the Mexican events foodies are booking their vacations around.
Whether you are a devoted gastronomical enthusiast, a connoisseur of wine, or simply someone looking to discover a new restaurant, the Festival Gourmet International will be sure to satisfy your palate. Showcasing the best of Mexican gastronomy, the culinary experience includes 60 famous chefs and 30 restaurants throughout Puerto Vallarta, Tepic, and Riviera Nayarit Mexico.
This year’s program includes a variety of Mexican events that begin with the Grand Gourmet Village, a number of Chef’s Tables, and a Great Wine Fest. There will even be a Chef’s Talk Show with famous chefs who will dish on their secrets to creating gourmet food and what it takes to make it in the world of Mexican gastronomy. If you wish to buy tickets to a specific event, you can view the full program on the Festival Gourmet International website.
Kicking off the event is an upscale party, Grand Gourmet Village, in which both the guest and local chefs all contribute their culinary expertise alongside live music and the official opening ceremony for the entire festival. Drinks such as wine, champagne, beer, and tequila will also be served by special event sponsors, making this experience one of the most unmissable events of the year.
While there are a number of exclusive events on the program, every evening during the 10 days, the general public will be able to enjoy dining at one of the gourmet festival’s participating establishments, which include many of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and beyond.
Known as the Gourmet Dine Around, each Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurant will delight your palate with professionally crafted flavors prepared by local and guest chefs. Take a culinary tour of gourmet food by reserving your table at one or more of the selected restaurants, where you’ll find top-notch service, exquisite menus, and some of the most delicious wine pairings in the country.
On Friday, November 11 the gourmet festival’s most honored guest chef will be concocting an evening of distinguished dishes at Hector’s Kitchen in Punta Mita, one of the finest spots for modern Mexican cuisine of all Riviera Nayarit restaurants. This is just the first in a series of Chef’s Tables that will feature different chefs, their culinary talents, and some of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit Mexico.
Rounding out the list of Mexican events to occur during the Gourmet Festival International is a charity event in support of the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Vallarta. The evening will feature 15 chefs from the Vatel Club of Mexico who will unite to bring guests a delicious dinner with a cause. If you’ve never been to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, this is your opportunity to discover its unparalleled natural beauty and distinct location, all while giving back to the community that works so hard to preserve the flora and fauna that make the region breathtaking.
If you’re a foodie in search of a gourmet festival to sink your teeth into, the Gourmet Festival International is among the top Mexican events of 2022.