Por Norma A. Hernández / PUERTO VALLARTA.- It all started with an idea, like all great events. It occurred to chef Mario Castro, an executive at Vallarta Adventures, who one day asked himself, “Why not?” Later he shared his idea with other chef friends, who loved it… And that is how Bahía Xalisco Festival by Majahuitas came about, an event that will combine gastronomy, mixology and music, in the exuberant setting of Majahuitas beach.
Majahuitas, one of the most beautiful beaches in Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, is located two kilometers west of the coastal community of Quimixto, about 29 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta.
The festival will take place next Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day, so it will have a very special connotation since it is no coincidence that it takes place on that date, Chef Castro reported at a press conference.
“One of the main objectives of this gathering of friends is to create awareness about the protection of the environment, the care of beaches, marine species, and all natural resources,” he said.
Along with the organizer were most of the chefs and mixologists who will participate in the festival, who expressed their excitement not only because for the first time they will live a similar experience, -since there will be 21 chefs and 13 mixologists, in addition to 1 DJ, who will be cooking together – but because they will also contribute to a good cause.
“It will be a party with friends, a day at the beach, in which we will enjoy the pleasure of cooking, but also everything that a place as wonderful as Majahuitas offers.”
Right on the beach there will be food and drink stations, all very varied and with the special touch of each chef, which will offer everything from “tiraditos” of fresh tuna and ceviches, to grilled grilled fish and Argentine grill, suckling pig and grilled lamb. . There will also be a vegan cuisine and salad station, and a dessert salad.
Mario Castro + Club Majahuitas / Guillermo Wulff + Barrio Bistro
Joel Ornelas + Tintoque / Daniel Núñez + Carao by Enrique Olvera
Jesús Vázquez + Luna 42 Bahía / Leopoldo Cortez + D’Cortez
Mario Borja + Ch’a / Gaetano Fernández + La Tosca / Antonio Reyna + D’Santini
Everardo Robles + Le Kliff / Mauricio Leal + Icú / Rafael Castillo + Sheraton
Jaime Macías + Hard Rock / Lacho Ruiz + Palmasola / Miguel Valenzuela + Florios
Oliver Applegate + D’ Cántaro / Hugo Ahumada + Cocina Poética
Hugo Chávez + Azul Botanas del Mar / Arquímides Colmenares + Casa Cavaeo
Ángel Álvarez + Magic Gourmet / Jerry Sandoval Catering.
Javier de León / Diego Ramírez + Karuma / Nacho Díaz + Lobster Paradise
Leo Soca + IK Mixology / Rodolfo Escudero + Noroc
Gabriel Tiznado + Mmugazz / Dan Rodríguez + Hantik
Ricardo González + Lobster Paradise / Jesús Donat + Marival Armony
Pablo Velarde + Mmugazz / Memo Trejo + Barra 322
Malberto Mendoza + Noroc / Ahtziri Rodríguez + La Tosca
+ Event cost $1,600 MXN + Round trip transportation $600 MXN
+ Departure time 2:30 p.m. (arrive 20 minutes before to check-in, they will be transported by Apex or Catamaran).
+ Departures: Nuevo Vallarta (Vallarta Adventures offices) and API maritime terminal (in front of Galerías)
+ The event starts at 3:15 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
+ Children under 12 years free access RESERVATIONS: @majahuitas | Tel. 322-245-0983