At a press conference held at the Tuna Blanca restaurant in Punta de Mita, it was reported that starting this year the event will last 10 more days with the objective that diners have a greater opportunity to taste the gastronomic variety of the establishments.
It is worth highlighting the increasingly growing participation of the restaurants located in the Riviera Nayarit, with seven this year, two more than last year, a figure that is very much in keeping with the success of Restaurant Week. This year the largest number of participating restaurants have registered since it was founded in 2005. Previously, the record belonged to the year 2012 with 45 restaurants.
“Breaking the record of participation makes us very happy and is an indication of the success that the event will have this year,” said Juan Pablo Hernández, general coordinator of the event.
At the press conference was chef Thierry Blouet, owner of the restaurant headquarters and Café des Artistes; Luis Mendoza, Operations Manager of Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group; Sandra Muñoz, Director of Marketing of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust; Jesús Carmona Jiménez, president of the Association of Hotels and Motels of Bahía de Banderas (AHMBB); Dinorah Fonseca, Account Executive of Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, and René García, representative of Primera Piedra Vinos de Chile, sponsor of the event.
“We realize the great gourmet quality that exists in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit,” said Jesús Carmona Jiménez, president of the AHMBB.
Thierry Blouet highlighted: “I want to congratulate Restaurant Week, a project that has been very successful in the bay because it makes a promotion in conjunction with restaurants; so that it attracts many diners and gives great strength to the destination. The idea of the event is that people can go to enjoy a good dish in a restaurant, at a reduced price, representing up to 40 percent discount. It’s a super price. ”
During the festival, participating restaurants offer special three-course menus (appetizer, main course and dessert), with three options each, at a fixed price, the cost of which does not include drinks or tips. For this year, there will be three price categories of menus to choose from: $ 269, $ 399 and $ 466 pesos. The menu and price category of each restaurant is available on the website www.restaurantweekpv.com
The 59 participating restaurants this year are: Agrodolce, Ambrosia Grill, Archie’s Wok, Azafrán, Barcelona Tapas, Barrio Bistro by Memo Wulff, Boccon Di Vino, Café des Artistes, Coco Tropical, Daiquiri Dick’s, Da Simone, De Cántaro, Di Vino Dante, Eishan Oriental Cuisine, El Arrayán, Florios, Fusión Gourmet, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, Gaviotas, Hacienda San Ángel, India Gate, Kaiser Maximilian, Katana Sushi & Bar, La Cappella, La Cigale French Bistro, La Leche, La Pancha, La Trattoria, Layla’s Restaurante, Mamá Sirena, Mark’s Bar & Grill, Matiz, Mérida Grill, Mikado, Nicksan, No Way José!, Oso’s Fish Market Restaurant, Pezlimon, Pizzeria La Dolce, Porto Bello, Restaurante Icú, River Café, Roberto’s Mexican Seafood, Sapori Di Sicilia, Seasons PV, Serrano’s Meat House, Sí Señor Beach, SushiPop, Taste Restaurant @ Casa Cupula, Teresa Bar & Bistro, The Blue Shrimp, The Iguana, The Swedes, Tintoque, Trio Mediterranean Cuisine, Tuna Blanca, Vallarta Factory, Vitea Oceanfront Bi stro and Warique Restaurante.