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Palace Resorts Hosts Wine & Food Festival Cancun-Riviera Maya Tasting Village

Palace Resorts Hosts Wine & Food Festival Cancun-Riviera Maya Tasting Village

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort welcomes celebrity chefs, VIPs and culinary aficionados from around the world with upcoming Tasting Village during Third Annual Wine & Food Festival Cancun-Riviera Maya.

Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, proudly announces that the brand’s signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, will host the Gourmet Tasting Village, one of the third annual Wine & Food Festival Cancun-Riviera Maya’s most popular events, in Cancun, March 13 – 16, 2014.  As an added incentive for visitors seeking to attend the Gourmet Tasting Village, Palace Resorts guests who book three nights or more* at any of the brand’s seven oceanfront properties will receive a 15 percent discount on tickets to the event, when booking with the promotional code, “fest15”.

The 2014 festival, themed “Europe Meets the Americas”, celebrates global flavors and is quickly becoming one of the destination’s event staples. Moon Palace’s Gourmet Tasting Village, one of the festival’s largest events, invites guests to enjoy mouthwatering international cuisines from visiting celebrity chefs including Chef Daniel Boulud from France, Chef Guillermo Gonzalez Beristain from Mexico, and 50 chefs from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela. 

"As the largest property in Cancun, both in size, meeting and event capabilities, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort offers an idyllic backdrop for the third annual Wine & Food Festival Cancun-Riviera Maya’s main attraction, the Gourmet Tasting Village," said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President for Palace Resorts. “We believe the Festival provides an unmatched showcase of the destination’s varied cuisine and is in line with Moon Palace’s mission of providing our valued guests with a variety of gastronomic flavors including authentic Mexican fare, Asian fusion, classic Mediterranean and more.”

Moon Palace will launch the Tasting Village with 15 of Cancun’s finest restaurants showcasing their signature dishes across 18,000 square feet of open space. To complement the delectable bites, guests will also be privy to taste premium wines from around the world, often with the owners of the wineries explaining the origins and story of their products. As part of this tasting journey, Moon Palace and the Wine & Food Festival Cancun-Riviera Maya will create a French Market Gourmet Experience, featuring Wines of Baja California and the most recognized mezcales and spirits of Mexico. 

The celebrity chefs presenting at Moon Palace’s Tasting Village will test their creativity and talent with six highly entertaining and educational cooking challenges, with later activities in a fully-equipped kitchen sponsored by GE Monogram. The competitions, similar to the popular Food Network program “Iron Chef,” are open to attendees on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 – 16, from 11:00am to 2:00pm or from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for the GE Monogram activity. 

During the festival, Palace Resorts will be curating a distinctive program specifically for children, where the little guests will have an opportunity to participate in gastronomic activities like learning how to prepare kid-friendly, healthy bites. Parents will have the option of joining the young guests for this activity or leaving them in the care of the resort’s helpful staff. Guests of the Gourmet Tasting Village are also invited to take advantage of Moon Palace’s all-inclusive offer and enjoy unlimited premium spirits, gourmet cuisine, and entertainment from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Continually striving to heighten the awe-inclusive experience, Moon Palace recently completed a 22 million dollar renovation of the Nizuc section, which includes 120 newly renovated guest rooms, the main lobby, swimming pool, food and beverage outlets, gymnasium, beauty salon, and Tortugas Ballroom. Envisioned by Francois Frossard, one of the most cutting-edge nightclub designers in the United States, Nizuc’s new lobby offers a totally unique and ambitious concept of modern minimal glamour. Ideal for a variety of guests ranging from families to couples, the newly enhanced section now features an authentic Irish bar known simply as, “The Pub,” a brand new mini-golf course and expansive kids club dubbed, “The Playroom.” Totaling almost 100 million dollars, Moon Palace’s enhancement project began in 2012 with the successful renovation of the property’s Sunrise section and the creation of exciting new amenities and attractions including a FlowRider® Double wave simulator, the resort’s nightclub, Noir, a dolphinarium, WIRED Teen Lounge, refreshed meeting spaces, restaurant upgrades and more.    

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort continues to elevate the all-inclusive concept and offer guests an unforgettable vacation experience by combining world-class hospitality and top-rated live entertainment with exceptional amenities and attractions. Located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore and nestled between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort offers guests more than 2,400 ocean and garden view accommodations or golf villa suites. Multiple pools are complemented by two children’s pools, one Golf Club pool and four swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures range from a water sports marina for sporting activities to a world-class spa, and fully equipped fitness center.  

Recognized as Cancun’s premiere entertainment resort destination, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort has hosted world-renowned artists such as Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and Ricky Martin among others, in addition to spectacular shows such as Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Rocks and most recently, Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Kicking off 2014, Moon Palace will host performances by the legendary band Chicago, February 14 - 15, 2014, and Grammy-Award winning artist, Michael Bolton, March 29-30, 2014. From January 20 to April 30, 2014, Moon Palace will host mentalist Ryan Oakes, a professional sleight-of-hand artist, magician and mentalist, and one of the most sought-after entertainers in the industry.

Guests who book a stay of five nights or more are privy to the most valuable vacation promotion on record - $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on spa and beauty salon treatments, golf outings, romantic dinners, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours. Palace Resorts’ all-inclusive accommodations start at $172 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Tickets to the Gourmet Tasting Village are priced at $100 per ticket or $160 for two tickets. The 15 percent discount on tickets is applicable on new reservations of three nights or more when booking with the promotional code, “fest15” http://www.crmfest.com/locations/moon-palace-arena/.

To reserve your Palace Resorts stay, please visit www.PalaceResorts.com, call (877) 325 1531 or contact your preferred travel professional.

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About Palace Resorts

With seven oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Riviera Maya, Mexico. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses; Palace Resorts offers a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.