Riviera Nayarit’s Best Address Celebrates Sixth Annual Culinary and Golf Extravaganza

PUNTA MITA, Mexico (August 19, 2015) – The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau and DINE, the real estate developer of Punta Mita, today announced the sixth annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, taking place January 28-31, 2016. The legendary four-day gastronomic and golf experience will feature some of the world’s most renowned chefs, wine personalities, epicurean experts, and exhilarating golf competition on Punta Mita’s two prestigious Jack Nicklaus courses.

“In alliance with our partners in Punta Mita, the VI Gourmet & Golf Classic will most certainly be our most successful edition to date as we continue to attract the best in gourmet and golf,” said Carl Emberson, general manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and creator of the event. “It gives us great pleasure to offer our loyal guests the finest gourmet delicacies and elixirs from the world’s top culinary talent and participation in sensational golf competitions set along the golden shores of the Riviera Nayarit.”

The 2015 American Express Gourmet & Golf Classic attracted over 500 participants and raised more than $US55,000 for acclaimed Mexican former professional golfer Lorena Ochoa’s foundation, which supports underprivileged children to reach a balanced life through educational programs, sports, healthy living, and self-esteem seminars, in addition to welcoming premier culinary talent such as Chef Antonio de Livier and The Frankie Brothers along with the culinary team of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort lead by Executive Chef Gabriel Kolofon.

Building upon the success of the past five years, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will welcome a talented group of international and Mexico-based chefs and culinary experts for the much anticipated sixth annual Gourmet & Golf Classic. The participating chefs for next year’s event include Daniel Ovadía of Paxia in Mexico; Thierry Blouet of Grupo Café des Artistes in Mexico; Abraham Salum of Komali in the United States; and Paola Carosella of Arturito in Brazil. With many prominent chefs, wine specialists, and tequila masters to join the culinary collaboration, the VI American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic is sure to be an elegant celebration that marries the best in food and wine, catering to even the most discerning palates.

For golf enthusiasts, the American Express Gourmet & Golf Classic will feature the Punta Mita Cup, a two-day golf tournament played on Jack Nicklaus’ two signature courses, Bahia and Pacifico, which features the famous three-par “Tail of the Whale,” the only natural island green. Participants will have the opportunity to win a variety of exciting prizes with additional elements to include sunset sailing adventures and elegant evening galas with more details to be announced soon.

Reservations for The St. Regis Punta Mita can be made by calling 877-250-8871 or via email at puntamita.butler@stregis.com.  Reservations for Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita can be made by calling (866) 280-9490, via e-mail at reservations.PUN@fourseasons.com or at www.fourseasons.com/puntamita using the following promotional code FSHGLF.

For more information, please visit www.puntamitagourmetgolf.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/puntamitagourmetgolf

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