Great news for foodies in Quintana Roo! The First Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival has been announced for March 15-18, 2012. It's a culinary all-star line up with such notable Chefs as Jacques Pepin, Patricia Quintana, Aaron Sanchez, Ingrid Hoffman and the incomparable Ferran Adria among many others! Festival highlights will include an 8 course molecular gastronomy dinner prepared by top Mexican chefs who worked and studied under Adria's tutelage at his world famous "elBulli" in Spain paired with the finest Spanish wines selected especially for this event. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for gourmands and oenophiles alike!


Cancun Riviera Maya Wine and Food festival 


The Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival 2012 will hold over 30 innovative events for lovers of wine, food, music and culture in Cancun:


  • Celebrity Chef and Winemaker Dinners
    Including two tributes dinners:
    One to Mexico, designated by UNESCO as “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”
    The other to world-celebrated chef Ferran Adrià


  • Celebrity Chef and Winemaker Yacht Cruise
    Enjoy the company of celebrity chefs on a luxurious yacht cruise followed by a private beach club lunch


  • Exclusive 90+ Wines and Spirits Tastings
    The best wines & spirits from Spain and 7 countries of the Americas


  • Exciting Cooking Demonstrations
    Given by celebrity chefs from Canada, the USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru


  • American Express Gourmet Tasting Village
    Walk through our Village and taste signature dishes from some of the best restaurant Chefs, paired with wines and spirits. Delight your palate with gourmet company products including coffees, ice creams, chocolates and more...


  • Closing Latin Grill Fiesta
    Meet the best Argentinian & Brazilian Grill Chefs "Parrilladas" and enjoy a fiesta featuring surprise entertainment and fireworks.


  • Cancun After-Dark Parties
    Sample the best tequilas, vodkas, martinis, tapas and sinful desserts; all while moving to the rhythms created by a top DJ, to take you late into the night.


To enhance your personal experience, we are limiting the number of participants at each event, facilitating interaction between guests and celebrity chefs.


Combine the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival with a travel destination that no other festival can match: World class beaches, awesome Mayan sites, Spanish haciendas and colonial villages, magical underground pools "cenotes", snorkeling or diving at the world's second largest barrier reef, high seas fishing, ecological parks and pristine islands, fun adventure tours for all ages, an easily accessible airport, and a wide variety of hotels for all budgets.


The Festival is committed to giving back to our community. The beneficiary for year one is the Ciudad de la Alegria – The City of Joy. We will be supporting its goal to empower disadvantaged children, victims of violence & care for the elderly.


American Express Card members receive pre-sale access to all Festival tickets. Prices vary by event. Must pay with any American Express Card. Offer available by phone (Mon. Fri. 9:00 am 5:00 pm) and online anytime. Offer available - Pre-Sale for Card members: September 15th, 2011

Tickets ON SALE: October 1st, 2011. Tickets subject to availability.