Last Saturday 11th of March after a great day of golf in Cancun we celebrated the 2nd Edition of the Riviera Maya Beer & Street Food Festival at El Pueblito. More than 15 of the best chefs of the Riviera Maya came together to create their best interpretation of street food and show their skills and palate with delicious gastronomic creations. All of the night’s dishes were accompanied by the best craft beer in Riviera Maya, with beer houses such as Cerveza Akumal, Cerveza Pescadores, Cerveza Mundo Maya and Cerveza Cancun. Beer & Food Lovers had the chance to try all the dishes and enjoy a cold brew. More than 1,000 guests and visitors joined the celebration, in an event which has truly become a staple of good food, fun and great company in Riviera Maya.

The Chefs which joined the festival were Juan Pablo Loza of Rosewood Mayakoba who was and has been a great help in setting this event on it’s feet, David Andrews from Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Eric de Maeyer from Fairmont Mayakoba, Vincent Wallez from Andaz Mayakoba, Eva Millan from Koba, Karla Enciso from El Pueblito, Tiago Aceituno from Mostaza, Alexis Bostelmann from Grupo Vedanta, Monica Lazcano from Sazon y Sentimientos, Carlos Zamora from Viceroy Riviera Maya, Pedro Abascal from Thompson Playa del Carmen, Daniele Mueller from Rolandi, Xavier Perez Stone from Axiote, Nadine Waechter-Moreno from Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen and Omar Sandoval from Kuni.

All the different stands were decorated with the chefs personal touch and showcasing their unique style. Open fire grills, a food truck and more were fun additions to this years festival.

The visitors could vote on Facebook for the Best Dish which was won by the new boy in town from the Andaz Mayakoba

1. Chef Vincent Wallez from Andaz Mayakoba – Mexican taquiza with various sauces
2. Chef Pedro Abascal from Thompson Playa del Carmen – Tlayudas with pork rinds, hummus and cheese
3. Chef David Andrews from Banyan Tree Mayakoba – HAAB style cochinita with three sauces created with craft beer

Many thanks to all my team Maile, Veronica, Dalila, Fabuchi, Chantal, Steph, Karla and more for making this a special event sure to remain a permanent fixture on the events scene in Riviera Maya.