Taste of Playa 2011
Scheduled for November 20

Date Announced for Annual Riviera Maya Culinary Event

Playa del Carmen, Mexico Playa del Carmen's third annual Taste of Playa has been announced for November 20, 2011. Taste of Playa, the Riviera Maya's premier culinary festival, will once again be held in Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. This day-long event will offer residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisines created by many of the region's local chefs. Distinctive restaurants from all along the Riviera Maya will gather to showcase new menu items and highlight old favorites.

Pleased by the success of Taste of Playa 2010, many of last year's corporate sponsors and participants have already pledged their support for Taste of Playa 2011. "We are already seeing a lot of interest this year," remarked event Chairperson Monica Hartlief. "The event grew much faster than we had anticipated. A lot of restaurants have already contacted us to reserve a place." Over 40 restaurants, bars and specialty food merchants will offer their signature dishes to a crowd that is anticipated to exceed 7,000 people.

Originally conceived in early 2009, Taste of Playa is organized by a committee of Playa del Carmen business owners who strive to draw positive attention to the many and varied cultural resources of the Riviera Maya. Community events, such as the Mexican Wine Festival, held for the first time in February 2011, and the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, looking forward to its eighth successful year, have become an integral part of the campaign to promote and attract new visitors to this beautiful region.

Taste of Playa is a community-oriented culinary event that celebrates the creativity and diverse cultural influences of chefs throughout the Riviera Maya. The event is open to the public with tickets and all-inclusive VIP passes available for sale on the official event Web site starting around July 1, 2011.

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Tyra Hamilton