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Four Seasons Punta Mita hosts Calgary’s River Café for collaborative culinary weekend! Jan 17-18

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Two of the most celebrated hospitality brands collaborate for an authentic culinary experience, in their second such endeavor. Celebrated Canadian Chef Andrew Winfield from Calgary’s River Café will join internationally acclaimed team of chefs at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita for an exclusive cross-cultural culinary weekend, January 17 & 18.

Over the course of two days, guests at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita – and throughout the Punta Mita region — are invited to experience the unique culinary offerings of Chef Andrew Winfield of the renowned Calgary-based River Café. Winfield brings a passion for local ingredients, and his unique curiosity, on a culinary journey to the Mexican Pacific to explore the regional ‘taste of place’. Every ingredient has a distinct flavor profile, but it also has history and terroir. Winfield finds a way to express purity of ingredients in delicious unexpected combinations that will surprise and delight guests.

“This January, we are very excited to share this wonderful experience and invite guests to join us for a fabulous and luxurious Four Season’s culinary weekend,” states owner of River Café Sal Howell. “Guests will experience the exquisite fresh local coastal cuisine, enjoy the sun, and breathe in the sea air of the glorious Pacific Mexico. We are continuously wowed by the extraordinary hospitality and exceptional service of the Four Seasons team, an emotional massage.”

This natural culinary and cultural partnership is an extension of the first collaboration dinner that took place in September at the River Café in Calgary. Now, guests are invited to experience new techniques and taste unique flavour combinations in a tropical paradise.

Details:

Friday January 17th

  • Dinner at Bahia — Welcome Reception featuring cocktails and tequila tasting from Mixologist and Tequila Master Alfredo Sanchez and canapés prepared by Chef José Salas. Chef Andrew Winfield will lead you through his 5 Course Chef’s Tasting Menu highlighting the freshest ingredients of the region with his unique culinary preparations. Located at the beach-side restaurant Bahia, at the Four Seasons Resort Punta MitaStarting 6:00pm. with the cocktail reception followed by the dinner at 7:00pm. 

Saturday January 18th

  • Cooking Class and Lunch on the beach –  A collaborative and interactive Catch of the Day cooking class on the beach featuring fresh-off-the-boat catch with demonstration and recipes. Includes lunch with Chef Andrew Winfield with Chef Andrew Winfield. Catch of the day and cooking class 11:30 followed by lunch at 12:30.
  • Dinner at Tamai Pool — An interactive evening with a combination of live cooking and beverage stations where guests mingle and eat at the same time, casual seating will be offered. Stations will feature cockails by Tequila Master Alfredo Sanchez, and a variety of Chef stations featuring the unique flavours of Chef José Salas and Chef Andrew Winfield. Includes wine. Starting at 7pm.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is offering guests an extraordinary one-time-only package for this exclusive weekend. 3 nights luxurious accommodation fromJanuary 16th – 19th 2014, daily full breakfast for two, River Cafe’ Dinner for two at Bahia Restaurant on January 17th (excluding wines), Dinner for two at Tamai Pool onJanuary 18th (including wines). Price from: US$1’750 for the 3 days for two guests. A 15% service charge per person will be added to all prices. For reservations please contact: reservations.pun@fourseasons.com or (866) 280-9490

TO BOOK EVENTS SEPARATELY
If you are already in the Punta Mita area and would like to join us for one of the dinners, please contact: Four Seasons Sales Manager Ana Cruz; by telephone 329 291 6014, or email: ana.cruz@fourseasons.com; or, book through Bahia restaurant by calling, 329-291-6000

Space is limited, so please reserve early!

  • Price for the Friday dinner is: US$ 85.00+ 15% service charge per person, including a welcome cocktail, excluding wines.
  • Price for the Saturday Cooking Class and Lunch is: US$ 65.00 + 15% service charge per person, excluding wines.
  • Price for the Saturday Dinner is: US$ 75.00 + 15% service charge per person

 

For more information please visit: http://www.river-cafe.com/food_wine/dinner_series/chef_andrew_winfield_at_the_four_seasons_resort_punta_mita/

 

About River Café

Located on Prince’s Island Park, on the lagoon where the Bow River passes through downtown Calgary, River Café features the best tasting, local, and natural produce from small local farms practicing sustainable farming. Recently recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 restaurants by MacLean’s Magazine and praised as one of Canada’s most enchanting culinary retreats, River Café is a true reflection of its surroundings as it uses indigenous and local ingredients to create regional seasonal Canadian cuisine. http://www.river-cafe.com/

About Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Located at Bahia de Bandera on the Mexican Riviera Nayarit’s Pacific oceanfront, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is an alluring and magical oasis comprising breathtaking views of the pristine shoreline.  As the first-ever Four Seasons built in Mexico, the resort boasts some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing and golf in the world. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a AAA Five Diamond property, has consistently been recognized as a top hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” and Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List.” http://www.fourseasons.com/puntamita/

 

 

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