No rest for Riviera Maya!!
From the 15th to the18th of March a food festival will take place in Cancun. Its little name: The Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival.
2012 is the first edition.The festival challenges the food of the entire American continent! Those countries have now the opportunity each year to rival for first place for the best culinary artist!!
2012´s world best culinary artist is Spanish Chef Ferran Adrian. He will be the guest of honor for this first edition!! The festival lasts 4 days. Every day, competitions and special events are organized to determine which culinary chef is the best one! All the festival is sponsored by many famous companies canvassed beforehand.
Some packages with tours companies are even available if you want to enjoy more of the region. Just go on the website and you will have an overview.
The Wine and Food Festival does not want to be only another activity on your calendar. They also have the willingness to reach out and participate in the life of the locals!! Indeed, they chose a worthy local charity (which has helped seriously with the youth in difficulty): the festival will grant scholarships so that the students will have access into the University. Nice initiative!
On the 18th of July 2012, another food festival takes place: The Taste of Playa in Playa Del Carmen. This festival was born in 2009 and aims to challenge the local chefs. Tourists and locals can admire the variety and the quality of the Mexican food. Every year local chefs have to be very exigent with themselves and need to be more innovative -but by still respecting the traditional characteristics-in their dishes to outstrip their competitors.