Keep reading to learn more about the festival’s delicious events as well as how you can join us for this celebration of the culinary flavors of Mexico!
Food is the heart of Mexican culture. The country’s cuisine has a rich history inspired by a fusion of cultural influences. We’re looking forward to welcoming our guests and renowned celebrity chefs as we honor the authentic flavors of Mexico.
Guests will enjoy exclusive access to private, gourmet events at four luxury resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Unique culinary experiences at host resorts include cooking classes with executive chefs, artisan mezcal and tequila tastings, beer-making classes, themed gourmet dinners and more!
The festival consists of four distinctive events spread out over four days in September:
September 26 — La Catrina: Cuisine & Couture at Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa (8 P.M. – 11 P.M.)
Inspired by La Catrina, the female icon associated with the Day of the Dead, this night combines the arts of food and fashion. Savor the flavors of Chef Lalo Plascencia, a leading expert of Mexican cuisine, as designer Eder Sotelo Millan presents his La Catrina collection on the catwalk.
September 27 — Seafood Festival at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (6:30 P.M. – 10 P.M.)
Voted one of the best beaches in the world by the Travel Channel, Maroma Beach hosts Chef Alfredo Heredia. Enjoy fresh, local delicacies of the sea prepared with a Mexican flair.
September 28 — Flavors of the Yucatan Beer Festival at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (5 P.M. – 11 P.M.)
Citrus, habaneros, smoke – taste the regional flavors of Mexico prepared by Top Chef Mexico Judge, Juantxo Sanchez. Dinner will be complemented with a selection of over 50 types of beer, including 15 regional craft beers. Mariachi bands and live dance performances complete the sense of place.
September 29 — Emociones Gala Dinner at Secrets The Vine Cancun (7 P.M. – 11 P.M.)
Begin the night with an artisan tequila and mezcal tasting followed by a 6-course gala dinner prepared by Chef Josefina Santacruz, Chef Lalo Plascencia and Chef Sergio Camacho. Experience Emociones as AMResorts unveils its own Mexican wine.
Interested in joining us for this exciting event? Here’s how to plan your culinary adventure getaway:
To enjoy access to these celebrity chef dinners, book 5 nights or more in a Preferred Club room at a participating Secrets Resort & Spa or an xhale club room at Breathless Riviera Cancun. Plus, when upgrading to a Preferred Club or xhale club room, you’ll receive additional benefits including, but not limited to:
- Preferred status with exclusive access to restaurants, private beach areas and pools; varies by resort
- Private lounge serving daily continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, exqusite desserts and a larger selection of premium spirits
- Dedicated concierge service with personalized check-in and check out
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