New International Food Festival Planned in Playa Del Carmen Mexico.

Taste of Playa to highlight the diverse global influences of Riviera Maya chefs and their cuisine.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – The ‘Taste of Playa’ culinary food festival will be launching their 1st Annual Sampling September 5, 2009 in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with the full support of the Riviera Maya Tourism Board and the President of Playa Del Carmen and will be the most exciting culinary festival in the Mexican Caribbean that promotes the unique culinary perspectives of local chefs and identify Playa Del Carmen and the Riviera Maya as a world class dining destination.

“We are proud to celebrate the chefs that have chosen Playa Del Carmen as their base. The international collection of chefs, flavors and influences is what has made Playa Del Carmen one of the most popular destinations in the area.” stated the President of Solidaridad, Roman Quian. This gourmet sampling will take place in the newly renovated city center plaza and is open to the public free of charge. Over 25 local restaurants have been selected to participate in this exciting event to showcase their unique culinary visions and creativity.

Sponsors and participants for Taste of Playa 2009 include John Gray of John Gray’s Place, The Glass Bar and Divino, Cocina 38, Buy Playa Real Estate Services, Bric International and Abyss Dive Center.

A portion of the proceeds from Taste of Playa 2009 will be awarded to Ak Lu’um International School, a non-profit private learning institution in Playa Del Carmen that integrates young students with physically and developmentally challenged children in a safe and inclusive learning environment with 36% of the student population awarded full scholarships. Funds raised by Taste of Playa 2009 will provide the school with clean, safe drinking water for students, teachers and volunteers.

Taste of Playa is a community supported event that celebrates the creativity and cultural influences of chefs throughout the area and promotes the unique culinary perspectives that have contributed to the international reputation of Playa Del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

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