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The V Annual Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic celebrates another successful year

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The fifth annual Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic celebrates another successful year raising over $50,000 for the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and welcoming more than 500 guests.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in conjunction with DINE,the developer of Punta Mita and Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau  were proud to host yet another successful Gourmet & Golf Classic, sponsored by American Express, Aeromexico / Delta Airlines, Golf Digest and Editorial Televisa as media partners. As a part of the four-day extravaganza held April 30 – May 3, guests played the Nespresso Gourmet & Golf Cup, a two-day golf tournament with 200 participants that took place on the resorts’ two signature Jack Nicklaus courses, Bahia and Pacifico. The Cup attracted more than 420 spectator guests and raised more than $50,000 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.  Sponsors of this year’s event included American Express, Aeromexico and Delta as the official airline partners along with other distinguished brands such as Golf Digest, TaylorMade, Veuve Clicquot, Louis Roederer, Nespresso, Tequila Patron, Monte Xanic, Casa Madero, Cerveza Bocanegra, Cerveza Minerva, Johnnie Walker among others.

The extravaganza kicked-off on Thursday with the Aeromexico & Delta Airlines Opening Cocktail hosted at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita with a beautiful beachfront setup and fireworks. Participants were delighted with assorted gourmet stations from participating chefs, including Richard Sandoval, Paco Ruano, Hector Leyva, Jose Salas, Jonatan Gomez Luna, Roberto Alcocer and Betty Vazquez, Riviera Nayarit´s culinary ambassador. The night was complemented with tequila tastings, 40 exclusive wine varieties and a selection of beers, including unique Mexican craft brews.

Friday was met with an exclusive golf clinic hosted by the talented Mexican former professional golfer Lorena Ochoa. Guests of the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic were captivated by the legendary pro golfer, who shared her techniques and insider tips that led to her success as the number one female golfer in the world.

On Friday and Saturday mornings, The Nespresso Gourmet & Golf Cup was held on the two stunning Jack Nicklaus courses, Bahia and Pacifico, with live food and beverage stations throughout. The exciting two-day competition featured three categories of two-player teams – Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Division. The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic was pleased to reveal the much-anticipated winners of this year’s Cup during Saturday’s Awards Ceremony, including:

  • Jorge Campos & Guillermo Amarena in the men’s division
  • Susan Anderson & Lorelei Hurtubise in the women’s division
  • Roberto Jones & Erendira Romo de Jones in the mixed set

Winners of the golf tournament also enjoyed other exciting prizes, including collector’s items such as Taylor Made Equipment, Special edition Tequila Patron, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, After Golf Shoes and luxurious Panerai accessories.

To conclude the memorable four-day event, Harper´s Bazaar and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort hosted The closing Gala Dinner of the American Express V Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic.  The elegant red-toned evening began with Tequila Patron signature cocktails and wine tasting with wine connoisseurs. Guests had the exclusive opportunity to mingle with celebrity chefs, wine and beer makers, and the resort’s culinary team. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort´s guest Chefs collaborated in a center stage live cooking station preparing the night´s main course.

The Gala Dinner also honored Lorena Ochoa with a live auction and performance painter David Garibaldi that raised funds for her foundation. The party continued with a grand Mayweather vs. Pacquiao viewing party and Tequila Patron farewell party featuring DJ Baby Soul in Sea Breeze Bar.

The event formally concluded with two fabulous Sunday brunches. One hosted by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Nespresso, featured cuisine by an assortment of the event’s attending chefs from around the globe. Simultaneously, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and Roederer champagne hosted a brunch with the extraordinaire talent and unique style from the Chef Roberto Alcocer.

A special thank you to The St. Regis Punta Mita for this information and the beautiful pictures. To view original article posted in the St. Regis Punta Mita Blog click here.