World Class Resort Joins Admired Tastemakers and Industry Leaders for an Unforgettable Event Pairing International Talent with the Magic of Punta Mita. Experience the best of local and international food & wine with world class golf in this unique and exclusive destination that is Punta Mita, in the Riviera Nayarit.
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, in conjunction with DINE, the developer of Punta Mita Resorts, and Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the fourth annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, sponsored by Aeromexico and Delta Airlines, taking place April 3-6, 2014. During this unparalleled four-day extravaganza, Punta Mita, in the Riviera Nayarit, will once again be transformed into a culinary and golf mecca as esteemed chefs, wine experts, and epicurean personalities congregate to showcase their exceptional talents while guests compete on the property’s prestigious Jack Nicklaus golf courses.
“We are elated and honored to debut the fourth annual Gourmet & Golf Classic, an event that has quickly become an iconic tradition in the gastronomic and golf world,” said Carl Emberson, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and creator of this event. “Our goal is to afford our guests flawless service and captivating experiences that make each stay distinctive and unique. Together with our partners, the Gourmet & Golf Classic showcases our commitment to creating meaningful and exclusive offerings by bringing together some of the most talented and notable names in the industry at one of the world’s most captivating settings, Punta Mita.”
The 2013 Gourmet & Golf Classic was the most successful event to date, drawing more than 400 guests, raising more than $50,000 for Hall of Famer Mexican former No. 1 golfer Lorena Ochoa’s foundation, and welcoming internationally acclaimed chefs from Michael Mina of the Mina Group to Andrew Kirschner of Tar & Roses in Los Angeles.
Building upon that success, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will welcome an impressive roster of culinary talent for the 2014 Gourmet & Golf Classic. Hosted by the executive chefs of both hotels, Sylvain Desbois and Philippe Piel, other notable chef participants include Mexico’s celebrated chef Antonio de Livier; pastry chef Mickael Fournier of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort; Top Chef Masters winner and restaurateur Floyd Cardoz; Chef Pedro Ortega of Grupo Estoril in Mexico; Michelin-starred Montse Estruch; Chef Jesus Gibaja, Chef and Owner of Mexico’s Gibaja Gastronomy in Concept; Chef Diane Dimeo of Deli&Vine; acclaimed Mexican chef Richard Sandoval of Richard Sandoval Restaurants; Claudia Fossa of Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills; Abraham Salum, chef and owner of Salum Restaurant in Dallas; José Salas, Héctor Leyva and Ramón Bramasco of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; Fernando Trocca of Sucre Restaurant; Australian chef Andrew Ormsby; Thierry Blouet, chef and owner of Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta and Punta de Mita; Michelin-starred Chef Betty Vázquez and Akmal Anuar, chef de cuisine at Zengo by Richard Sandoval in Dubai, considered one of the nation’s top 10 palates by the American Sommelier Association.
Special guests include wine specialist Hans Joseph Backhoff; acclaimed Sommelier Charlie Arturaola; talented Brewmaster Jesús Briseño; Tequila Expert Alfredo Sanchez of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; and Daniel Milmo, owner of the Casa Madero. With many prominent chefs, wine specialists, and tequila masters, the American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic is sure to be an elegant celebration that joins together the best of the food and wine worlds, catering to even the most discerning palates.
“The Gourmet & Golf Classic beautifully pairs the magic of Punta Mita with the talents of esteemed chefs, winemakers and golfers from around the world,” said Mr. John O’Sullivan, General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
For golf-minded guests, the Gourmet & Golf Classic will also feature The Punta Mita Cup, a two-day golf tournament played on Jack Nicklaus’ two signature courses, Bahia and Pacifico. Acclaimed Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa will be participating once again in the weekend’s events, and participants will have the opportunity to win a variety of exciting prizes. Additionally, 2002 PGA champion Richard Beem will join the event for the first time this year and will offer a unique Beat the Champ Challenge to all golfers on the famed Tail of the Whale hole. Other elements include sunset sailing adventures and elegant evening galas with more details to be announced soon.
“We are pleased with the success of the Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic and we are very proud to have the opportunity to present year by year to our visitors and guests Punta Mita’s collection of treasures including its stunning natural beauty, its array of large luxury residences, acclaimed two Jack Nicklaus golf courses and two world class resorts,” said Andres Rossetto, managing director of Punta Mita Development.
For more information on Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, please visit www.fourseasons.com/puntamita or call (866) 280-9490.
To book a stay at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, call 877-250-8871 or contact the Resort via email at email@example.com.
To learn more about the 2014 Gourmet & Golf Classic, visit www.puntamitagourmetgolf.com.