American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, April 3 – 6, 2014
Punta Mita’s biggest event is back. The American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic will commence on 3rd April, 2014 and end on the 6th April.
 
The four biggies St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, DINE (the developer of Punta Mita Resorts), and Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau have teamed up to announce the IV Annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic. The prestigious event has been sponsored by Aeromexico and Delta Airlines.

After the runaway success of the 2013 edition of Gourmet & Golf Classic, the year 2014’s event will be on a bigger scale. Last year the event raised more than $50,000 for Mexican former No. 1 golfer Lorena Ochoa’s foundation.

This year’s event will be hosted by the executive chefs of both hotels, Sylvain Desbois and Philippe Piel. The other chefs and celebrities attending the event will be:
  • Mexico’s celebrated chef Antonio de Livier
  • Pastry chef Mickael Fournier of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
  • Top Chef Masters winner and restaurateur Floyd Cardoz
  • Chef Pedro Ortega of Grupo Estoril in Mexico
  • Michelin-starred Montse Estruch
  • Chef Jesus Gibaja, Chef and Owner of Mexico’s Gibaja Gastronomy in Concept
  • Chef Diane Dimeo of Deli&Vine
  • Mexican chef Richard Sandoval of Richard Sandoval Restaurants
  • Claudia Fossa of Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills
  • Abraham Salum, chef and owner of Salum Restaurant in Dallas
  • José Salas, Héctor Leyva and Ramón Bramasco of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
  • Fernando Trocca of Sucre Restaurant
  • Australian chef Andrew Ormsby
  • Thierry Blouet, chef and owner of Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta and Punta de Mita
  • Michelin-starred Chef Betty Vázquez
  • Akmal Anuar, chef de cuisine at Zengo by Richard Sandoval in Dubai
  • Wine specialist Hans Joseph Backhoff
  • Sommelier Charlie Arturaola
  • Brewmaster Jesús Briseño
  • Tequila Expert Alfredo Sanchez of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
  • Daniel Milmo, owner of the Casa Madero.

The Gourmet & Golf Classic will be incomplete without golf, so The Punta Mita Cup will be also held. This 2 day tournament will be held at Jack Nicklaus’ two signature courses, Bahia and Pacifico. To make the event more exciting 2002 PGA champion Richard Beem will join the event and will offer a unique Beat the Champ Challenge to all golfers on the famed Tail of the Whale hole. The highlight of the tournament will be Lorena Ochoa’s participation in the weekend’s events.

The 4 day event intends to showcase Punta Mita’s strength as a leisure and culinary destination par excellence. Punta Mita is perhaps Mexico’s best luxury real estate and travel destination. Such events bring sports, food, wine and world class hospitality on one platform for the world to sit up and notice.

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