2016 Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
So another great celebration in Punta Mita took place this weekend. The much anticipated Sixth Annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic exceeded expectations from what is already a world-class event.
Presented by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, DINE, master developer of Punta Mita, and the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau, the four day event took place January 28-31, 2016, and featured lauded international chefs, sommeliers and spirit experts, cooking classes, beach parties, golf clinics and a fierce yet friendly two day golf competition held on Punta Mita’s two stunning Jack Nicklaus courses.
The event began Thursday night with the Opening Cocktail reception by Aeromexico and Delta Airlines was hosted at the Sea Breeze Beach Club in The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort where guest chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, tequila masters and artisanal brewers welcomed guests with an array of culinary delights and elixirs, all lead by the talented Gabriel Kolofon, Executive Chef who coordinated the live cooking stations.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita played host to the “Gourmet Awards Cena de Gala” closing dinner on Saturday, January 30, 2016. A star line up of top Mexican chefs along with the culinary team of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita executed a stimulating Mexican Market Cuisine live cooking demonstration at Las Cuevas Beach.
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For golf enthusiasts, the VI American Express Gourmet & Golf Classic welcomed professional golfer Craig Stadler in a golf clinic sponsored by Golf Digest. And, as in years past, the event will also featured the “Punta Mita Cup”, a two-day golf tournament played on Jack Nicklaus’ two signature courses, Bahia and Pacifico, which features the famous three-par “Tail of the Whale,” the only natural island green. This year event also supported the Lorena Ochoa Foundation, aiding childhood development to reach a balanced life through educational programs, sports, healthy living, and self-esteem seminars.
Sponsored by American Express, Aeroméxico and Delta Airlines, the Gourmet & Golf Classic has become the premier culinary and sporting event in Mexico, attracting golfers and gourmands from around the globe. Andrés Rossetto, Managing Director of Punta Mita Development commented, “We are really heartened by the overwhelming response for the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, which has become a favorite for many Punta Mita homeowners and guests, who every year, look forward to a full weekend extravaganza of exquisite cuisine, wonderful wines, camaraderie and championship golf; making Punta Mita the Mecca for the personalized service and timeless luxury”.
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