Cancun/Riviera Maya wine and food festival-2015
This years event will honour Mexico’s leading female chefs, comprising 24 events and featuring several celebrities of the culinary world.
Visitors will experience four days of culinary magic by renowned chefs and wine makers, with connoisseurs, academics and journalists all in attendance adding to the glitz.
“This event has grown tremendously since its inauguration in 2012, and we are optimistic we will surpass last year’s attendance of more than 5,000 guests,” said Jesus Almaguer, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “We invite people to explore the many layers of Mexican cuisine found in Cancun, and celebrate the female Mexican chefs that are being honoured at the CRM Festival for the first time.”
Stellar Chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Rafael Zafra will accompany legendary chefs Juan Mari Arzak, Joan Roca and Eneko Atxa to prepare a five-course meal combined with the best Spanish wines in an exclusive dinner to be held at Live Aqua Cancun on March 13.
The festival will also showcase the top 10 female Mexican chefs in a five-course “Divas of Mexican Cuisine” Gala Dinner on March 14 at Secrets The Vine, home to a unique wine wall that holds as many as 3,000 varieties of wine. The dinner will be paired with the finest Mexican wines, for a celebration of Mexican cuisine – a part of UNESCO’s list of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Featured Mexican Chefs include Martha Chapa, Carmen Ramirez “Titita,” Maria Teresa Ramirez, and more.
Other attending top chefs include Hubert Keller, Bruno Davaillon, Gregory Gourreau ,Laurent Cantineaux, and Henri Charvet from France.
The AAA Four Diamond Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort will host the festival’s premier event, the Gourmet Tasting Village. Featuring a collection of international cuisines from top celebrity chefs, the tasting village will provide visitors with an opportunity to meet and mingle with local and international top chefs including over 35 Mexican and international wineries. The Gourmet Tasting Village will take place in the property’s recently unveiled, multimillion dollar convention centre, Moon Palace Arena, capable of hosting up to 10,000 guests at one time.
AAA Five Diamond Award winning restaurant Le Basilic located at Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach will host the Star Chefs Dinner, showcasing the finest cuisine of 25 chefs from Mexico and around the world. Top wineries from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and France will also be in attendance at this beautiful beach front location.
Private cooking classes will be available this year led by gifted chefs including Patricia Quintana, Martha Ortiz, Mikel Alonso, Bruno Oteiza and Aquiles Chavéz. These classes will be limited to 24 students per class. This event will take place at El Dorado Royale on March 15.
This culinary festival benefits several social causes that provide scholarships to gastronomy students at local universities, gives economic grants to several Mexican and international foundations and donates IT equipment to the local Ciudad de la Alegría Foundation.
SOURCE: Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau press release
Ticket prices for this festival range from 50 to 500 US dollars.
For more information and to purchase discounted tickets to the festival, please visit: http://www.crmfest.com/.