Cancun is a charming holiday destination and if you happen to visit it during the Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival, the experience would be all the more gratifying. Come, find out why.

People who travel to the remarkable city of Cancun, Mexico get overwhelmed by the plethora of tourist delights that await them. For an all the more amazing experience, try to plan your holidays when some event or festival is being celebrated in Cancun. One such worthwhile event is the Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival – an entertaining carnival that becharms merrymakers from all over the world. The festival promises to acquaint one and all with all the sounds, tastes, aromas and traditions of Mexico. Come and share the food, wine, and culture at the Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival!

About the Festival

The Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival is the perfect proposal for the ones who wish to experience lots of excitement and revelry during their trip to Cancun. It is an annual event that takes place in the month of March and this year it will be celebrated from March 12th – 15th, 2015. The event basically focuses on bringing together world renowned sommeliers and top rated chefs to one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. The event seems to be getting bigger and better this year as along with the celebration of Mexico’s culinary traditions, the nation’s budding female chefs would be honoured too.

Events and Venues

In total, the festival will be hosting 24 colourful events which will unfold over a span of four days. Events will be held at some of the most stunning locations peppered throughout the city of Cancun and will feature myriad astonishing performances. Chefs and Wine experts from all parts of the world are expected to participate in this extravagant gourmet carnival.

Some notable chefs who are expected to attend the fourth edition of Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival are French greats Bruno Davaillon, Laurent Cantineaux, Gregory Gourreau, Henri Charvet and Hubert Keller along with Spanish personalities Juan Mari Arzak, Joan Roca and Eneko Atxa.

No doubt, the star attraction of each year’s celebrations remains the ‘Gourmet Tasting Village’, which is setup at Cancun’s Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Boasting both local and global cuisines, the tasting village allows the guests to interact with experts from different countries and learn their creative cooking skills.

Especially, in the honour of Mexico’s female chefs, the festival this year features a special ‘Divas of Mexican Cuisine’ Gala Dinner in the list of events. To be held on March 14th at Secrets the Vine, the dinner will see around 3,000 guests. Some other events which will be held at the festival include the Spanish Legends & Star Chefs in Mexico, Taste of France Dinner & World DJ, conference of Juan Mari Arzak and Joan Roca, Chef Aquiles Chavez’s cooking classes, and Celebrity Yacht Cruise and Champagne Lunch.


Food and wine aficionados planning to attend Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival during their holidays must make sure to book tickets for the carnival well in advance. Tickets can be bought for individual events or for all events under a single package. You may book tickets online through the festival’s official website, over the phone or can simply purchase them directly from the booking counters.

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