Punta Mita Welcomes Back the Gourmet & Golf Classic
Published Mar 26, 2014, 5:06pm - (Updated Apr 29, 2014, 4:48pm)
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, in conjunction with DINE, the developer of Punta Mita Resorts, and Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the fourth annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, sponsored by Aeromexico and Delta Airlines, taking place April 3-6, 2014. During this four-day event, Punta Mita, will once again be transformed into a culinary and golf mecca as esteemed chefs, wine experts, and epicurean personalities congregate to showcase their exceptional talents while guests compete on the property’s prestigious Jack Nicklaus golf courses.
“We are elated and honored to debut the fourth annual Gourmet & Golf Classic, an event that has quickly become an iconic tradition in the gastronomic and golf world,” said Carl Emberson, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and creator of this event. “Our goal is to afford our guests flawless service and captivating experiences that make each stay distinctive and unique. Together with our partners, the Gourmet & Golf Classic showcases our commitment to creating meaningful and exclusive offerings by bringing together some of the most talented and notable names in the industry at one of the world’s most captivating settings, Punta Mita.”
The 2013 Gourmet & Golf Classic was the most successful event to date, drawing more than 400 guests, raising more than $50,000 for Hall of Famer Mexican former No. 1 golfer Lorena Ochoa’s foundation, and welcoming internationally acclaimed chefs from Michael Mina of the Mina Group to Andrew Kirschner of Tar & Roses in Los Angeles.
Special guests this year include wine specialist Hans Joseph Backhoff; acclaimed sommelier Charlie Arturaola; talented brewmaster Jesús Briseño; tequila expert Alfredo Sanchez of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; and Daniel Milmo, owner of Casa Madero. With many prominent chefs, wine specialists, and tequila masters, the American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic is sure to be an elegant celebration that joins together the best of the food and wine worlds, catering to even the most discerning palates.
For golf-minded guests, the Gourmet & Golf Classic will also feature The Punta Mita Cup, a two-day golf tournament played on Jack Nicklaus’ two signature courses, Bahia and Pacifico. Acclaimed Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa will be participating once again in the weekend’s events, and participants will have the opportunity to win a variety of exciting prizes.
For more information on the 2014 Gourmet & Golf Classic, visit www.puntamitagourmetgolf.com.