Sea, mezcal, and food. Puerto Escondido Gastronomic Festival will bring together the best of the cuisine of the Oaxaca Coast, find out where and when

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The opening of the festival will take place next Friday, June 10; In addition, the “Fair of mezcal and craft beer” will be held.

The ingredients of the Mexican sea and countryside will star this weekend in the Puerto Escondido Gastronomic Festival “Surf & Turf” 2022, which will take place from June 10 to 12 in one of the most important destinations in the Costa de Juárez region. Oaxaca and that will bring together gastronomy, mezcal and craft beer. As well as the greatest exponents of Pacific coastal cuisine.

“In its first edition, this event will show the richness and diversity of the Coastal cuisine, as well as the quality of hospitality and restaurants, aspects that have led Puerto Escondido to position itself as one of the most iconic beach destinations in Mexico for its culinary, cultural and tourist experiences”, informed the organizers. 

Guest chefs at this gastronomic festival include Carlos Gaytán, Benito Molina, Diego Baquedano, Ruffo Ibarra, Javier Plascencia, Nico Mejía and Alfonso Cadena; from Oaxaca José Manuel Baños, Alejandro Ruiz, Rodolfo Castellanos, Pepe Sosa, Andrea Sánchez, César Macayo and Miguel Mijangos; as hosts, Quetzalcóatl Zurita, Carlos Martínez, Saúl Carranza, Roberto Cruz, Gerson Madrid, José Miguel Arana, Jesús Ramos and David Serrano.


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According to the government of Oaxaca, the Puerto Escondido Gastronomic Festival “Surf & Turf” 2022 will consolidate commercialization bridges between producers of gastronomic ingredients, businessmen, and chefs, with the purpose of “exhibiting and promoting the cuisine of sea and land of Oaxaca”.

Thus, ingredients such as corn, chili, tomato, avocado, aromatic herbs and lemon will merge with the fish and shellfish that “will star in the creations of those who will visit Puerto Escondido.”

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The inauguration of the Puerto Escondido Gastronomic Festival “Surf & Turf” 2022, which seeks to consolidate itself among the great culinary events in Mexico, will be held next Friday, June 10 at 12:00 noon, at the Zicatela Market; In addition, the “Fair of mezcal and craft beer” will be held with the presence of more than 15 exhibitors, among them, women of mezcal and Oaxacan producers that make up the Association of Brewers of Oaxaca, in synergy with the gastronomic offer of cooks and chefs. of the market that opened in November 2018.

The program includes eight gastronomic experiences where the invited chefs will share techniques, ingredients and flavors; on Friday, June 10, at 7:00 p.m., the Casona Sforza hotel presents a dinner with chefs Diego Baquedano, César Macayo and Carlos Martínez; the Hotel Escondido brings together Benito Molina, Rodolfo Castellanos and Saúl Carranza and the Rincón de los Almendros offers a taquiza grill performed by Alfonso Cadena, Miguel Mijangos and David Serrano.

For Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m., Terraza Zicatela will offer a dinner with chefs Ruffo Ibarra, Pepe Sosa and Roberto Cruz; Almoraduz with Carlos Gaytán, José Manuel Baños and Quetzalcóatl Zurita and Metxcalli with Javier Plascencia, Andrea Sánchez and Gerson Madrid.

The brunch for Sunday, June 12 is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. at the Hotel Santa Fe with chefs Nico Mejía, Alejandro Ruiz and Jesús Ramos and, at 6:00 p.m., the Cayuco restaurant by José Miguel Arana will star in a kermesse that will bring together all the participating chefs.

“Zicatela Beach, a place of great beauty and extraordinary sunsets will host the closing event of this festival that will also bring together the traditional cooks of the Coast and the chefs to the beat of folklore, music, dance and the mischief that characterizes the coastal people. ; Sabina Sabe and Archivo Maguey will be in charge of entertaining the celebration, “he said in a statement. 

While the “Fair of mezcal and craft beer” will be held on June 10, 11, and 12 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., in the Zicatela Market, where attendees will enjoy the culinary offer of the tenants who specialize in fish and seafood with coastal seasoning, in addition to buying vegetables, fruits, and handicrafts.

“The Puerto Escondido “Surf & Turf” Festival 2022 motivates new talents in the kitchen to get to know their gastronomic culture and encourages them to professionalize, verifying that the emerald coast of Oaxaca is a world-class tourist destination.” 

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To check the costs and reservations at participating restaurants and hotels, you can call 951350-1460 or through the networks @festivalpuertoescondido

According to official data, the wealth of Oaxaca is in its sea, since it produces 769 tons of tuna, 1,326 tons of shrimp and 79 tons of octopus per year, and on its land, which generates 12,782 tons of avocado and 281,559 tons of Lemon highlights the information from the Office of Social Communication and Spokesperson of the Government of Oaxaca.

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