Taste of PlayaLimited release all-inclusive VIP Passes and discounted Taste of Playa "Pesos" are now available for Diamonds International Taste of Playa 2012 through advance purchase online at http://www.tasteofplaya.com.  Diamonds International Taste of Playa is a community-oriented culinary event that celebrates the creativity and diverse cultural influences of chefs throughout the Riviera Maya. Diamonds International Taste of Playa 2012 will take place on November 18 in Playa del Carmen's Parque Fundadores. The event is open to the public and proceeds will go to a food education program initiated by the Rotary Club in Playa del Carmen that will directly benefit the children and families of the Riviera Maya.

40 area restaurants, bars and specialty food retailers will participate in the daylong festival, which celebrates the cultural diversity and culinary traditions that have helped make the Riviera Maya one of the top travel destinations in the world.  Last year's premiere event was so successful that organizers anticipate attendance to more than double this year, and VIP Passes are expected to sell out quickly. The passes, which cost $40 US, give holders early entrance to the event where they can mingle with the chefs and be the first to sample the signature dishes. VIP Pass holders will also have access to the exclusive VIP lounge, a comfortable seating area reserved especially for them. 

Taste of Playa"All of the VIP Passes sold out well in advance at last year’s event and we anticipate that the VIP Passes will again be in high demand for Diamonds International Taste of Playa 2012," said Executive Committee Chairperson Monica Hartlief, "This year, we want to make sure everyone who wants a pass has a chance to purchase one ... but don't wait too long, because there are only a limited number of VIP Passes for sale."

Taste of Playa "Pesos" will be available for sale in advance and at the event. To purchase your "Pesos" and VIP Passes, or for more information about the festival and its participants and corporate sponsors, visit http://www.tasteofplaya.com.