International Gourmet Festival Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit 2012

The flavors of the world have reached their destination, drop your anchor!”

This year marks the eighteenth edition of this traditional culinary feast of Puerto Vallarta, the International Gourmet Festival. It is organized and led by the top chefs in this tourist destination: Chef Thierry Blouet, Chef Heinz Reize, and Chef Roland Menetrey.

Gourmet Cooking Demonstrations taught by renowned national and international chefs, wine tastings, Gourmet Safari, Gourmet Sunday Brunch Buffet, International Culinary Symposium, and dinners “à la carte“, are some of the activities that are being offered at the International Gourmet Festival 2012, a grand gastronomic event which will take place from November 8 to 18.

It is the backdrop to the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

For ten days thirty internationally renowned guest chefs are invited to cook in the establishments associated with the festival, among them are distinguished five-star hotels and, of course participating restaurants all promising spectacular dinners with a contemporary touch in every one of their culinary creations.  The joining of these culinary talents makes this festival an unforgettable and impossible experience to miss.

The International Gourmet Festival also reaches into the city of Tepic, the capital of Nayarit; participating restaurants: El Fogoncito Tepic, Las Pampas Steakhouse, and Emiliano Comida & Wine.

International Gourmet Festival Program 2012 

“Gourmet à la carte”Every night from Friday, November  9 to Sunday, November 18. Starting at 6:00pm.
The festival invited international chefs welcome you to taste amazing and delicious creations from around the world in the 27 participating restaurants.

Thursday, November 8
Welcome Party – Chefs of the World / 8:00 pm
Marival Residences & World Spa, Luxury Resort, Riviera Nayarit. / 8:00 PM

Friday, November 9
Chef’s Table and Winemakers Night / 8:00 pm in Nicksan at Marival Residences & World Spa,
Luxury Resort, Riviera Nayarit / La Leche Almacén Gourmet, Puerto Vallarta

Saturday, November 10
– First Kitchen Aid Demo  / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Kitchen Aid, Puerto Vallarta.
– Gourmet Safari – Route # 1 / 7:30 pm Progressive Dinner at Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor at Café des Artistes – Trio-Bocados STK Bites & Meats – Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge.

Sunday, November 11
– Gourmet Buffet Brunch / 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa, Nuevo Vallarta
– Chef’s Table and Winemakers Night / 8:00 pm The River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta / Trio, Puerto Vallarta.

Monday, November 12
– First Demonstration Kitchen Gourmet / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor, at Café des Artistes, Puerto Vallarta.
– Gourmet Safari – Route # 2 Progressive Dinner: La Palapa / Coco Tropical / Kaiser Maximilian / The River Café.

Tuesday, November 13
-Second Demonstration Kitchen Gourmet / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Coco Tropical, Puerto Vallarta.
– Chef’s Table and Winemakers Night / 8:00 pm Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor at Café des Artistes, Puerto Vallarta / Kaiser Maximilian, Puerto Vallarta.

Wednesday, November 14
Friends of Kermés for the Red Cross / 7:30 pm Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, Puerto Vallarta.

Thursday, November 15
– III International Culinary Symposium / 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Universidad Tecnológica de Bahía de Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta.
– Gourmet Safari – Route # 3 Progressive Dinner:  Insú Sky Lounge at Marival Residences & World Spa Luxury Resort / Frida del Gran Velas / La Casona de Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa / Tramonto Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta.

Friday, November 16
– World Cheese and Wine Tasting / 1:00 pm Hotel Fiesta Americana, Puerto Vallarta
– Chef’s Table and Winemakers Night / 8:00 pm Frida del Gran Velas, Riviera Nayarit / Boca-Dos STK Two Bites & Meats, Puerto Vallarta.

Saturday, November 17
– Second Kitchen Aid Demo / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
– Chef’s Table and Winemakers Night / 8:00 pm at La Casona in Villa la Estancia Beach Resort & Spa, Nuevo Vallarta / Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge, Puerto Vallarta / INSU Sky Lounge, Nuevo Vallarta.

Sunday, November 18
Gourmet À la Carte / 6:00 pm-Restaurant diners choose.

Restaurants participating in the International Gourmet Festival 2012 

Cafe des Artistes at Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor (International)
Guadalupe Sanchez No.740, Col. Centro. Puerto Vallarta.

Coco Tropical (International) Basilio Badillo No.101, South Side, Puerto Vallarta.
The Arrayán (Mexican) Allende No. 344, Col. Centro. Puerto Vallarta.

El Fogoncito Tepic (traditional Mexican)
Av. Jacarandas No. 318 A Col. San Juan, Tepic, Nayarit.

Emiliano (International Fusion and Contemporary Mexico)
Emiliano Zapata No.91, Downtown. Tepic, Nayarit.

Frascati (Italian) Av. Langosta No.10, Esq Coral, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.

Kaiser Maximilian (European and Austrian) Olas Altas 380-B, South Side. Puerto Vallarta.

La Leche Almacén Gourmet Blvd Fco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, North Hotel Zone, Puerto Vallarta.

La Palapa (Mexican) Pulpito No.103, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta.

La Patrona Polo Club Restaurant & Lounge (Mexican Haute Cuisine)
Celian 10, San Francisco Center, Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit.

Las Pampas (Cortes) Av. Insurgentes No.734 Pte. Col. El Rodeo, Tepic, Nayarit.

Porto Bello Bistro & Lounge (Italian) Avenida Nayarit, Lot 22 Villa 5, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.

Sandzibar Gastronomía Elemental (Eclectic Mediterranean)
Playa la Manzanilla km. 3, Carretera Punta de Mita, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Riviera Nayarit.

The River Café (International) Isla Rio Cuale Local 4, Downtown. Puerto Vallarta.

Trio (Mediterranean) Guerrero No.264, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta.

Hotel Restaurant participants – International Gourmet Festival 2012 

Andrea – Hotel Velas Vallarta (Italian)
Paseo de la Marina Norte No.585, Marina Vallarta.

Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge – Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
(Contemporary) Carretera a Barra de Navidad km. 7.5, South Hotel Zone, Puerto Vallarta.

Boca-Dos STK Bites & Meats – Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
(Steak House) Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km 7.5, South Hotel Zone, Puerto Vallarta.

Café des Artistes del Mar (French) Hotel des Artistes. Av. Anclote Lot 5 Coral Punta de Mita, Nayarit.

Don Quijote (Spanish) Barceló Premium. Carr. Barra de Navidad km. 11.5, No.4900, South Hotel Zone.

Frida – Grand Velas Rivera Nayarit (Mexican) Av. Cocoteros No. 98 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit.

Green Bistro Restaurant Bar – La Tranquila Breath Taking Resort & Spa. (Innovation)
Carretera Punta de Mita – Sayulita Km. 2 Punta de Mita, Litibú, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

L’isola-Fiesta Americana (Italian-Argentine)
Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5 North Hotel Zone, Puerto Vallarta.

La Casona – Villa La Estancia
Paseo de los Cocoteros No.750 Sur, Condominio Maestro Flamingos. Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.

Mikado – CasaMagna Marriott (Japanese)
Av. Paseo de la Marina Norte 435, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta.

Nicksan – Marival Residences & World Spa, Luxury Resort (Japanese food with Mexican touches Author) Paseo Los Cocoteros No.53, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.

Omaggio – Marival Residences & World Spa, Luxury Resort. (International Fusion)
Paseo Los Cocoteros No.53, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.

Sea Breeze – The St. Regis (Fusion)
Carretera Federal 200, km. 19.5, Lote H-4, Condominio Maestro Ramal, Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit.

Tramonto – The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta (Italian)
Av Paseo de las Moras s / n, Nautical Resort Subdivision, Nuevo Vallarta.

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