The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Punta Mita Resort and the Riviera Nayarit, present the 3rd Edition of the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic with the special participation of Lorena Ochoa.

PUNTA MITA, Mexico (April 2013)  – Located in one of the most exclusive beach front residential communities in Mexico, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, in conjunction with DINE, the developer of Punta Mita Resort, and Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau have announced the special participants of the Third Edition of the Punta Mita Goumet & Golf Classic celebrated from the 11th to the 14th of April of 2013. This unprecedented four day event marries the sophisticated worlds of culinary excellence and championship golf in one of the most beautiful and attractive locations in the world: Punta Mita.

In past years more than 200 visitors from around the world took part in this one of a kind celebration and immersed themselves in the culture, sport and splendor of the destination. This year renowned brands join the event, such as Jaguar Land Rover Mexico and Aeromexico, as the official airline, which offers 4 daily flights from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta; in addition, the event counts with the participation of acclaimed Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa.

Building on the success of the first two editions, the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic is quickly becoming an iconic tradition in the world of gastronomy and golf. The event will feature gourmet meals and cooking courses taught by distinguished chefs, a series of wine and tequila tastings, festive gatherings at the luxurious St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, sailing adventures during sunset and “The Punta Mita Cup,” a two-day golf tournament with exciting prizes for the winners on Jack Nicklaus’ two signature courses Punta Mita Bahia and Pacifico.

A live auction (also available online) will take place to raise funds for the Lorena Ochoa Foundation. Among the valued prizes are nights in San Francisco, Punta Mita, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Punta del Este, Uruguay; dinners, golf tournaments, adventure tours, luxury jewelry, pieces signed by Lorene Ochoa, and fashion pieces by Tommy Hilfiger, Natura Bisse and Pineda Covalin, and much more.

For the first time the Gourmet & Golf Classic will be televised by Extra TV featured in the “Mansions and Millionaires” show with correspondent Michael Corbett, this program ranked number one in the Life and Style category for Warner Bros/Telepictures with national coverage by NBC.

Notable industry leaders have already confirmed their participation, guest chefs include: Lula Martin del Campo, who is currently the executive chef of HSBC Mexico; renowned chefs Richard Sandoval , Michel del Burgo and Michael Mina; the famed Argentine Chef Fernando Trocca; Chef Kaz Okochi from KAZ Sushi Bistro in Washington D.C; the famous chocolatier and owner of Garrison Confections, Andrew Shotts; Chef Daniel Ovadia, Director of the Daniel Ovadia Group; Abraham Salum, chef and restaurant owner of Komali in Dallas, Texas; Chef Maycoll Calderon from the new J&G Grill Mexico; Juan Manuel Guizzo of Fasano in Punta del Este; Alejandro Ruiz, director, chef and founder of Casa Oaxaca the most important exhibition of Oaxaca cuisine; Thierry Blouet, chef and owner of Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Chef Guillermo Gonzalez Beristain from the restaurant Pangea; Chef Drew Deckman, from Deckman´s in San Jose del Cabo; all chefs will be led by the executive chefs of both hotels Sylvain Desbois, executive chef of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and its AAA Five Diamond Carolina restaurant and Philippe Piel, executive chef of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.

As special guests, just to mention a few, are: Alejandro Santa Cruz, founding member of Wahaka Mezcal; Maria Rivero director of the Rivero Gonzalez Bodega; Tru and Don Miller, wine connoisseurs and founders of Adobe Guadalupe; Tequila Master Jose Valdez of Tequila Partida, and the beer master at Mexican Beer Minerva, among others.

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