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Taste of Playa 2010 Exceeds All Expectations


2nd Annual Riviera Maya Food Festival Exceeds All Expectations

Taste of Playa 2010 welcomes over seven thousand guests to the largest culinary festival in the Mexican Caribbean.

November 26, 2010 – Playa del Carmen, Mexico – On Sunday, November 21, 2010, 43 of the Riviera Maya’s most talented chefs, restaurateurs, beverage purveyors and specialty food merchants gathered in the Parque Fundadores, just steps from the beaches of Playa del Carmen, to present their signature dishes and culinary creations to over 7000 local residents and visitors to the popular Mexican Caribbean city.

“The event far exceeded our expectations this year!” reported event Chairperson Nicola Inwood. “The small businesses who made up the participants in both the restaurant and marketplace areas truly reflected the international influences that make up the modern Riviera Maya.” The local restaurants, bars and food retailers represented this year offered truly world class dishes for food lovers from across the globe who came to enjoy the Caribbean sun and experience the best of traditional Mexican and international cuisine.

The Travel Channel’s Mark DeCarlo was the celebrity host of this culinary festival and worked through the crowd talking with guests, meeting the participants and sponsors and signing copies of his new book, “A Fork on the Road, 400 Cities One Stomach”. A popular new attraction for the Taste of Playa 2010 event was the cooking demonstration area. Throughout the day, Mr. DeCarlo hosted a series of informative and humorous demonstrations of regional dishes with Chefs from the region. These presentations attracted quite a crowd and added a new level of fun to an already exciting day.

The members of the Volunteer Executive Committee are pleased to be able to make a significant charitable contribution to the Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen, the beneficiary of this year’s event proceeds and are already making plans for 2011. Following the overwhelming success of this year’s event, Corporate Sponsors have been eager to commit their support and restaurants that were unable to secure a spot for this year have started to sign on early for Taste of Playa 2011.


Media Contact:
Nicola Inwood or Michele Kinnon
011 52 1 984 125 5608
011 52 1 984 114 2783

Great video – Taste of Playa 2010 by Ah Cult.


  1. tacogirl December 1, 2010

    It is tons of fun travelqueen and after having gone last year I highly recommend a vip pass all the food was fab making it well worth it.

  2. travelqueen November 30, 2010

    I too will have to make it a priority to get there! Sounds like tons of fun!

  3. tacogirl November 29, 2010

    Let us know when you set the date and celebrity host Michele.

  4. Michele in Playa November 27, 2010

    Forrest! So glad you and Peter made the trip. I wish I had more time to spend with you both! Laurie, you guys HAVE to come next year!!!

  5. tacogirl November 27, 2010

    Glad you enjoyed it Forrest and sorry we missed it this year.

  6. Forrest Jones November 26, 2010

    We were there and it was sensational! Many thanks to Michelle, Nicola, Amy, Karen, et ai.


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