Over 100 Dallas VIPs enjoyed the evening. Dallas owners of Punta Mita residences were on hand, together with their guests and friends, to share with them a bit more of Punta Mita’s many appeals – only one of which is its culinary artistry. In attendance were the General Managers of both of Punta Mita’s acclaimed resorts, Carl Emberson of St. Regis Resort Punta Mita, and Michele Grosso of Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort. One topic of conversation was the upcoming Gourmet and Golf Classic, taking place from April 12-15 in this oceanfront resort known for its barefoot chic appeal and abundance of sporting activities.
Special guests were Executive Chefs Sylvain Desbois from Carolina at the St. Regis and Claudia Fossa from The Four Seasons, who flew in specifically to combine their talents with Dallas’ own culinary master, Chef Andrew Ormsby. Their joint efforts turned out sumptuous hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening showcasing the creative cuisine of Punta Mita, just a brief plane ride from Dallas.
Haley Hamilton of D Magazine was among the guests, and wrote about her impressions:
Celebrity chefs, tasty tequila, great golf, five star resorts and plenty of sunshine….each is a perfectly good reason to journey south of the boarder to luxurious Punta Mita, Mexico. Why not enjoy them all in a festival bringing each of these together in one fabulous weekend of food, wine, tequila and golf, playing Jack Nicklaus’s designed courses Bahia or Pacifico.
Last night I was an invited guest of Chef Andrew Ormsby, who hosted a gathering at his studio with St. Regis Punta Mita General Manager Carl Emberson and Four Seasons Punta Mita G.M. Michele Grosso, along with their Executive Chefs Sylvain Desbois from Carolina at the St. Regis and Claudia Fossa from The Four Seasons, to introduce the flavors, flair and splendor of this magnificent place located just a short plane ride away.
This is the second year for the Gourmet and Golf festival, occurring April 12-15, bringing back Dallas’ Chef Andrew Ormsby and Chef Abraham Salum who both participated in the festival last year, while they also welcome Chef Michael Mina, Chef Richard Sandoval, Chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro, Chef Bernard Casavant and many more creating lavish lunches and dinners throughout the festival, pairing with local Mexican wine, beer and tasty tequila, as well as wine and spirits from around the world.
Guests will have an opportunity to participate in the Punta Mita Cup, played over two days on the two Jack Nicklaus Designed Championship courses of Punta Mita, receiving a Taylormade putter among other gifts including four chances to win a new Audi while playing the course.
Not a golfer? Not a problem, visit at the spa at either the St. Regis or The Four Seasons enjoying a relaxing massage followed by extensive event activities including wine tastings, tequila tastings, margarita making, cooking demonstrations and more.
Punta Mita has become known for its relaxed yet refined sophistication, stylish elegance and welcoming spirit. Add in the luxury of either the St. Regis or The Four Seasons, with the food, wine and gold and you have the ideal reason to jump on a plane and head south. Details on the festival here.