Head South To the Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic

Ahi Tuna Tacos (Photos courtesy of Frankey Dey)

Celebrity chefs, tasty tequila, great golf, five star resorts and plenty of sunshine….each is a perfectly good reason to journey south of the boarder to luxurious Punta Mita, Mexico.  Why not enjoy them all in a festival bringing each of these together in one fabulous weekend of food, wine, tequila and golf, playing Jack Nicklaus’s designed courses Bahia or Pacifico.

Last night I was an invited guest of Chef Andrew Ormsby, who hosted a gathering at his studio with St. Regis Punta Mita General Manager Carl Emberson and Four Seasons Punta Mita G.M. Michele Grosso, along with their Executive Chefs Sylvain Desbois from Carolina at the St. Regis and Claudia Fossa from The Four Seasons, to introduce the flavors, flair and splendor of this magnificent place located just a short plane ride away.

Ceviche with Avocado Cream

This is the second year for the Gourmet and Golf festival, occurring April 12-15, bringing back Dallas’ Chef Andrew Ormsby and Chef Abraham Salum who both participated in the festival last year, while they also welcome Chef Michael Mina, Chef Richard Sandoval, Chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro, Chef Bernard Casavant and many more creating lavish lunches and dinners throughout the festival, pairing with local Mexican wine, beer and tasty tequila, as well as wine and spirits from around the world.

Guests will have an opportunity to participate in the Punta Mita Cup, played over two days on the two Jack Nicklaus Designed Championship courses of Punta Mita, receiving a Taylormade putter among other gifts including four chances to win a new Audi while playing the course.
Not a golfer?  Not a problem, visit at the spa at either the St. Regis or The Four Seasons enjoying a relaxing massage followed by extensive event activities including wine tastings, tequila tastings, margarita making, cooking demonstrations and more.

Punta Mita has become known for its relaxed yet refined sophistication, stylish elegance and welcoming spirit.  Add in the luxury of either the St. Regis or The Four Seasons, with the food, wine and gold and you have the ideal reason to jump on a plane and head south.  Details on the festival here.

Chef Andrew Ormsby, Carl Emberson of the St. Regis, Chef Claudia Fossa, Chef Sylvain Desbois, Michele Grosso of The Four Seasons (from left to right)


  • Carl Emberson

    Great piece thanks

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  • gm

    Love Punta Mita! Had rehearsal dinner at St. Regis. Married at Casa de Mita. Both places provided two of the best dining experiences of my life. The fresh food and creative chefs there are just remarkable.

  • jethro bodine

    “why not enjoy them all in a festival”?!! no question the food’s great and the people are beautiful, but its the kidnapping and bullet holes in the back of the head that are the rub here. and that even for us that pack our own heat and peeps.
    as a side note, the golf courses are nice but tourista traps—so overpriced. Hey owner…. this aint pebble. I know the dumb shit gringo touristas still buy, so more power to you if you can get those fees.
    Tasty tequila indeedy! thats alot of chefs,exec chefs, celebrity chefs, and GMs raining down on the party! wow. do they make a liviin doing that every night? all the grub sounds srumptious. What’s my tab(just food and bev) not including body guards to attend this fabulous event?
    Jethro Bodine

  • Gary

    Yum, sip, yum, longer sip, more yum, wow