Playa Del Carmen and Tulum Mexico Real Estate | Wine & Dine with Star Chefs at the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 28 February 2017 0
Wine & Dine with Star Chefs at the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

Wine & Dine with Star Chefs at the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

Calling all food and wine lovers!

One of the biggest culinary events of the year, the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival is back for its 6th edition on March 15-19, 2017. This spectacular food and wine festival features the very best Mexican and international chefs and sommeliers creating exquisite culinary experiences at some of the top resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

The 2017 festival kicks off with a welcome cocktail party at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun on the evening of March 15th, followed by four days of gala dinners and impressive wine and food events with guest chefs and sommeliers, including a conference on the future of cuisine, a golf tournament with star chefs, and three incredible not-to-be-missed “Foodies Favorites” events: a catamaran cruise to Isla Mujeres, a gourmet taco competition, and a beach BBQ with chefs from Mexico and Texas.

Exquisite Cruise & Lunch

When: Friday, March 17th from 10:30am to 5:00pm

Where: Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres

Cost: $250 USD

This exclusive catamaran cruise sails from Cancun to Isla Mujeres for a spectacular 6 course lunch prepared by Chef Daniele Muller at Zoetry Villa Rolandi. You’ll be treated to champagne aboard the catamaran, a special cocktail by the pool, and extraordinary wines to accompany the meal.

Mexico Star Chefs: Gourmet Taco Competition

When: Friday, March 17th at 8:00pm

Where: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Cost: $100 USD

Taste exquisite gourmet tacos from 16 amazing Mexico Star Chefs and vote for your favorite at this iconic Wine & Food Festival event. You’ll have the opportunity to meet all of the amazing chefs and learn how they create their incredible signature gourmet tacos. There will also be extraordinary wines, delicious desserts, and live music for a magical evening at one of the area's finest hotels.

Rock & Roast: Texas Meets Mexico

When: Sunday, March 19th at 8:00pm

Where: Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

Cost: $75 USD

Special guest chefs from Houston, Texas will be joining Mexico Star Chefs Aquiles Chávez, Maycoll Calderón, and John Tesar at this spectacular beachfront BBQ event at the iconic Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun. Enjoy the rich flavor of traditional Texas BBQ with a Mexican touch, along with all the best wines, beer, spirits, and of course, live rock music by the sea.

Host venues for the 2017 Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival include several beautiful resorts in our area, all known for their spectacular cuisine and restaurants:

  • Secrets the Vine Cancun
  • Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
  • Hyatt Ziva Cancun
  • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
  • Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres

Come and discover what makes Cancun and the Riviera Maya one of the top culinary destinations in Mexico at the 2017 Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival!

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Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1

Laura Nazimiec moved to Cancun from Philadelphia. A two-week language and culture immersion program in Guatemala led to a year of backpacking in Latin America and ultimately the decision to live abroad. After moving to Mexico, Laura turned her passion for travel into her career as a blogger and social media manager for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys running and yoga, and she also runs the website You can follow her on Twitter @FitCancun