{ A culinary extravagance: American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic } Part I

On April 3rd I had the opportunity to attend the IV edition of the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic an exclusive culinary experience in Punta Mita, this four-day celebration with internationally acclaimed chefs regaled foodies and golf enthusiasts with an extensive array of events that revolved around splendid food, wine, tequila and world class golf.

Veuve Clicquot

All guests were welcomed to the Sea Breeze palapa with  Champagne Veuve Clicquot

Champagne Veuve Clicquot

The Opening Cocktail took place this year at the exclusive St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, and featured more than ten interactive food stations where chefs worked their magic and served scrumptious hors d’oeuvres to attendees, guest chefs that night included Floyd Cardoz from North end Grill, Fernando Trocca from Sucre, Guy Santoro, Diane Dimeo, Zahie Tellez, Andrew Ormsby, Olivier Deboise and Antonio de Livier.

Antonio de Livier

Caguamanta with sea urchin tortita by Antonio de Livier.

Top Chef Masters Champion, Chef Floyd Cardoz, North end Grill, USA.

Top Chef Masters Champion Chef Floyd Cardoz.

The delicacies presented included ingredients like foie gras, corn black truffle, lamb, veal, but the main ingredient definitely was the fresh product of the  Pacific coast, yellowfin tuna, oysters, octopus and sea urchin. We toasted with Veuve Clicquot champagne, Casa Madero and Monte Xanic wines, Minerva craft beer and tequila from Maestro Tequilero.

Maestro Tequilero Dobel Diamante

Maestro Tequilero bar, their Dobel tequila is double-distilled, matured in Hungarian White Oak barrels, and filtered for exceptional smoothness and clarity.

Left to right: Daniel Milmo owner of Casa Madero, Alfredo Sánchez tequila expert from Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Francisco Rodriguez enologist from Casa Madero, Hans Joseph Backhoff  director of Monte Xanic, Baruch Gomez and Enrique Boesch from Vinoteca at the opening night of the IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic.

Left to right: Daniel Milmo owner of Casa Madero, Alfredo Sánchez tequila expert from Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Francisco Rodriguez enologist from Casa Madero, Hans Joseph Backhoff director of Monte Xanic, Baruch Gomez and Enrique Boesch from Vinoteca at the opening night of the IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic.

At the end of the night, guests and hosts flocked to the Maestro Tequilero bar and toasted for the success of another wonderful edition of the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you the events I attended on the second day of this amazing event, stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “{ A culinary extravagance: American Express IV Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic } Part I

  1. Fantastic!! Now I’m Hungry…. Are you supposed to have so much Fun on your job? Enjoy & keep on sharing !!! We love your posts

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