10th Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronómica 2018 in October

Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is gearing up for its most important edition with the tag line “Mexico: Thanks for so much!” It will celebrate 10 uninterrupted years as a must-do on the world’s culinary calendar.

The event will take place from October 14-18 in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta with 48 chefs in attendance, who altogether boast 14 Michelin Stars and 18 Soles Repsol, as well as several renowned chefs from Mexico and other countries on the 50 Best in Latin America list.

The event, which takes place during the 100th anniversary of Puerto Vallarta and the 10th anniversary of the Riviera Nayarit, will include cooking demonstrations, premium tastings, gourmet workshops, the Gastronomikids program, an expo area, an expert panel, pairing dinners, and other special activities.

Carlos Elizondo, co-director of the event announced they expect over 10,000 attendees and revenue exceeding $30 million pesos, representing a growth of 13% over last year.

“Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit have made a name for themselves as one of the most important culinary destinations in Mexico. This is a thriving cuisine, full of possibilities, and with high quality products that will delight even the most demanding palates from around the world no matter what the season,” he said.

This year, participating chefs include Roberto Ruiz, with 1 Michelin Star and 2 Soles Repsol; Lula Martín del Campo, Fernanda Prado, and Eduardo Palazuelos; chefs from Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants including Gerardo Vazquez Lugo; plus a number of international chefs including Spaniards Ángel León, with 3 Michelin Stars and 3 Soles Repsol; and Andoni Luis Aduriz, with 2 Michelin Stars and 3 Soles Repsol.

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