Taste&Travel will be at the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival March 15-18, 2012. Special guest will be Ferran Adrià, famous chef of El Bulli. Taste&Travel is the principal media partner for Canada for this event.
The Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival 2012 will host over 30 innovative events for lovers of food, music and culture. Here is just a sampling:
• celebrity Chef and Winemaker Dinners (including a tribute dinner in honor of world-celebrated chef, Ferran Adrià
• luxury Catamaran Cruise with master Mixologist Junior Merino (proclaimed the best mixologist on the planet and also known for his brand: The Liquid Chef)
• over 90 wine and spirit tastings
• top level cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs
• American Express Gourmet Tasting Village featuring signature dishes, paired with wine and spirits, from some of the best restaurant chefs
Chef Ferran Adrià has been called the Salvador Dali of the kitchen. Some consider him the best chef in the world and the most innovative chef in the history of cooking. People have traveled from around the world to dine at El Bulli, the restaurant he owned in Roses, Spain (but is sadly now closed).
All this, combined with world-class beaches, amazing Mayan sites, snorkeling and diving at the world’s second largest barrier reef, and you have a winning recipe for a vacation that also offers an enriching learning experience.
The Festival has a benevolent aspect to it as well. This year, the beneficiary is Ciudad de la Alegria – the City of Joy, an organization that empowers disadvantaged children, supports victims of violence, and cares for the needy, so although you may be indulging yourself you are also giving back to a needy community.
For more information or to order tickets, check out their website at www.crmfest.com.
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