In a recent press conference, Chefs Thierry Blouet, Heinz Reize and Roland Menetrey, also known as “The Three Musqueteers,” along with several tourism authorities, announced the details of the XXI International Gourmet Festival (IGF) to be held from November 16-22, 2015.
The IGF has been positioning the region at the height of international gastronomic circles for the past 21 years, thanks to its format of inviting renowned chefs from around the globe to share their experiences, their knowledge and their delightful creations within the participating hotels and restaurants, all of which will be offering special menus.
The event will feature 46 guest chefs from Mexico and abroad, 22 participating hotels and restaurants, seven theme nights, pairing workshops, wine tastings, parties, demos, chats and much more. You can find details on their website at www.festivalgourmet.com.
Its very high standards as well as its yearly revitalization have allowed this festival to become a fixture and to grow as a culinary event that’s now recognized on the world stage. During the conference, Fernando González Ortega, President of the Hotel and Motel Association of the Riviera Nayarit, pointed out that this year’s new additions would make an impact on the attendees.
He also said the global reach of the IGF is a showcase for the world to see the region is well-prepared to welcome tourists and the destination is strong and growing with new product offers.
“The people of this destination are the best in the country and we continue to encourage all culinary happenings as one of the cornerstones of the destination’s promotional efforts,” concluded González Ortega.