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Riviera Maya Food Festival

Taste of Playa

Tickets Available Now for New Riviera Maya Food Festival
Taste of Playa 2009 is offering two ticketing options for attendees.

August 31, 2009 Playa del Carmen, Mexico – This week, leading up to the First Annual Taste of Playa International Food Festival on September 5, 2009, an event that features some of the most talented chefs in the Riviera Maya, tickets went on sale at various locations in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

“So far, the response from the public has been overwhelming” said Nicola Inwood Chairperson for the Taste of Playa Executive Committee. “We have fielded hundreds of inquiries about the event over the past few weeks. It’s exciting to see the community support for this event.”

This exciting culinary event is open to the public and offers two ticketing options for attendees: Taste of Playa “pesos”, sold for 10 MN a piece, are general admission tokens that are used to purchase the culinary creations, portion by portion.  The all-inclusive VIP Passports for 400 MN entitle the purchaser to sample all of the signature dishes offered by the participating restaurants and beverage participants, including one hour of a private tasting before the general public arrives. Both ticketing options are on sale prior to the event. Only the Playa “pesos” will be on sale during the event on September 5, 2009. General Admission is at 3 pm and VIP Passport holders will enjoy a special preview starting at 2 pm.

Tickets are available for purchase at Hotel Tropical CasaBlanca on 1st Ave between 10th and 12th street or at Luna Blue Hotel on 26th between 5th and 10th Ave.

Over 25 of the region’s diverse chefs will come together on Saturday, September 5th to show both visitors and residents what makes Playa del Carmen a world class dining destination. The event will be located in the recently renovated city center, Parque Fundadores, from 3pm until 9pm. Organizers anticipate a tremendous turnout with the heaviest traffic occurring after 6pm.

Taste of Playa is a community oriented culinary event that celebrates the creativity and diverse cultural influences of chefs throughout the Riviera Maya and promotes the unique culinary perspectives that have contributed to the cosmopolitan reputation of Playa Del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is widely recognized as one of the top vacation destinations in the world. The city has gained this distinction by not only celebrating and maintaining the integrity of the Mexican heritage but also by embracing and incorporating the cultural influences brought by visitors from all over the world. For more information, visit

Media Contact

Nicola Inwood or Michele Kinnon


011 52 1 984 125 5608 or 011 52 1 984 114 2783

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