The Fifth Annual Festival Gourmet Barceló Returns This September

In Dine, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Stay by Suzanne Koch

Calling all foodies. Barceló Maya Grand Resort is hosting its fifth edition of Festival Gourmet Barcelo September 8-15. The event will feature eight gala dinners and renowned Mexican and international chefs showcasing the country’s best cuisine. A total of 21 chefs, two traditional cooks, Mexican wineries, premium local distilleries and more will highlight the tasty event.

“Since the very first Festival Gourmet Barceló, our goal has been to showcase the best of Mexican cuisine. In collaboration with high-profile wineries, mezcaleras, and other local suppliers, we have been able to highlight the talents of several renowned chefs, bringing them all together at Barceló Maya Grand Resort year after year.”

Steania Ballotta, Director of Sales & Marketing, Barceló Maya Grand Resort

Highlights of the fifth annual event include:

  • Michelin Star-level gala dinner led by two of Riviera Maya’s most talented kitchen wizards: chef Alejandro Sánchez, Gastronomic Director at Royal Hideaway Playacar, and Maximiliano Sola, Executive Chef of Passion by Martín Berasategui
  • A showcase of European techniques using Mexican ingredients by Chef Ryan Steyn and Martín San Román from Baja California
  • Traditional Mexican cuisine with contemporary techniques from chefs Israel Loyola, Roberto Solís and Pablo Salas
  • Unexpected fusion between Asian and Mexican gastronomies from chef Salvador Orozco (Bull & Tank restaurant group) and chef Pedro Abascal (Primo restaurant in Playa del Carmen)
  • An unexpected combo of dishes from surprise guest chef Darren Walsh
  • The exquisite culinary creations of Barceló Maya Grand Resort’s own executive chefs, Julio Reyes, José Manuel Diego and Alejandro López
  • Sweets by pastry chef Iván Millán, known for his appearance on Discovery Home & Health’s Latin American TV series Next Great Baker: Latin America, as well as his two published books surrounding his acclaimed reduced sugar desserts
  • Paired wines from several high-profile Mexican wineries including El Cielo, Monte Xanic, Casta de Vinos, Viñas de Garza, Casa Madero, among many others
  • Exquisite listing of mezcals by agave-based drink specialist Lala Noguera

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