Punta Mita Announces 8th Annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

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Punta Mita celebrates four days of Exclusive Golf and Culinary Experiences from November 29 to December 2, 2018 with World-Renowned Chefs creating Food and Wine Pairings, plus Tequila and Mezcal. Special Guests and Golf legends Lorena Ochoa and Craig “The Walrus” Stadler will kick off the Golf Program

Carl Emberson, Marketing & Operations Director Punta Mita: “Part of the magic of Punta Mita is the variety of events and the Gourmet & Golf is undoubtedly our favorite event. We will bring the best of the world of gastronomy, golf, and continue our support for Lorena and her foundation.”

The 8th American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf is coming this November 29 to December 2, 2018. Punta Mita Resort, The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, and The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau will jointly host this exceptional culinary and golf event.

Punta Mita residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the best of the destination’s amenities in a stunning oceanfront setting. The year’s most anticipated four-day event plays on Punta Mita’s two Jack Nicklaus golf courses – Pacifico and Bahia – combined with unforgettable gastronomic experiences from the industry’s most talented chefs, mixologists and sommeliers:

  • Punta Mita Resident Chef: Pato Pérsico
  • Four Seasons Punta Mita Chefs: Esther Sánchez, Sandra Herrera, Jorge González
  • St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Chefs: Manuel Peruyero, Angelina Ramos, Tamsy Guillen, Miguel Soltero, Julio Curiel
  • Guest Chefs from Mexico, Canada and North America: Abraham Salum, Andrew Ormsby, Alex Branch, Alfredo Villanueva, Ángel Vazquez, Antonio de Livier, Atzin Santos, Mexico City, Betty Vázquez, Erik Guerrero, John Signorelli, Lula Martín del Campo, Matthias Fong, Alondra Maldonado, Yasuo Asai

Thursday, November 29th kicks the event off with famous golfer, Lorena Ochoa, the best Mexican golfer of all time and youngest woman to be distinguished into the Hall of Fame, with a face off against Craig “The Walrus” Stadler for the traditional Punta Mita Golf Challenge. Later that night will be the inaugural cocktail party at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, presented by Aeroméxico, the official airline of the event.

On Friday, November 30th, golfers play Punta Mita’s two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses overlooking beautiful Banderas Bay. Non-golfers enjoy culinary experiences in beautiful settings throughout Punta Mita hosted at The St. Regis Punta Mita’s Seabreeze, Sufi Ocean Club’s Sufito, Four Seasons’ Aramara and Bahía and The Kupuri Beach Club will host the Chubb Insurance Lunch. New this year, the American Express Platinum House® provides an exclusive space for wine tastings and cooking classes in American Express’ unique style. In the evening, guest chefs will offer more unforgettable gourmet experiences in the fresh space.

“Day Two” offers more food, drink and play on the Pacifico and Bahia courses. The golf tournament concludes the Punta Mita Cup Luncheon on Saturday, December 1st, awarding prizes to the winners and followed by Tequila Patron’s beachside closing Gala Dinner at Kupuri Beach Club. The online auction, an event tradition, is open to bids for exclusive experiences, luxury products and stays at the St. Regis and Four Seasons properties worldwide. Funds raised by the auction goes to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation “Ayudar Es Posible,” which raises funds for children and teenagers with social and economic disadvantages.

Package prices are as follows, including tax and service charges:

Gourmet Package (no accommodations) - $708 per person

  • Opening Event, lunch & dinner Friday, lunch & gala dinner Saturday, and Sunday brunch

Gourmet & Golf Package (no accommodations) - $960 per person

  • Two rounds of golf in the PMGG tournament
  • Opening Event, lunch & dinner Friday, lunch & gala dinner Saturday, and Sunday brunch

Stay Gourmet & Golf Package includes 3 hotel nights - $2,170 per person

  • Ground transportation to and from the event
  • Two rounds of golf in the PMGG tournament OR two 60-minute massages
  • Opening Event, lunch & dinner Friday, lunch & gala dinner Saturday, and Sunday brunch

For more details about the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf, please visit http://puntamitagourmetandgolf.com or contact events@puntamita.com.

Punta Mita thanks the sponsors of the 8th edition of the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf: American Express, Tequila Patrón, Chubb Insurance, Aeroméxico-Delta Airlines, Las Marietas, Monte Xanic, Bocanegra Beer, Ogilvy, Golf Digest, Golf Channel Latam, TaylorMade and Bridgestone Golf.

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About the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

The American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic marries the sophisticated worlds of culinary excellence and championship golf in one of the most beautiful and spectacular destinations in the world, Punta Mita. Hosted by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic invites guests to experience an unparalleled four-day extravaganza featuring the best of local and international cuisine, phenomenal wine, festive gatherings and world-class golf within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit. This lavish event of culture and sport, originally designed by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, brings together esteemed chefs, famed sommeliers, wine experts, tequila masters and epicurean personalities from around the globe, who congregate to showcase their exceptional talents while guests compete in The Punta Mita Cup, a two-day golf tournament on the property’s prestigious Jack Nicklaus golf courses.

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