Time to celebrate and eat delicious / Mes para celebrar y comer muy rico

For several years now, May is no longer low season. Now, the month of May is a time of special events such as the celebration of the anniversary of Puerto Vallarta, the celebration of Gay Pride and Restaurant Week. Is this last one with big news because it will be bigger than other years, literally. The organizers have announced that 59 restaurants have joined to participate this year – broking their own participation record – and, in addition, will last 10 more days!

For those who do not know Restaurant Week, it is a gastronomic event in which participating restaurants offer special three-course menus, with three options to choose from in each, at a fixed price. There are three types of prices to choose as well, depending on the participating restaurant: $269, $399 and $466 pesos, which does not include drinks or tips. As is use to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Restaurant Week will begin on May 15 but will end until June 10.

This year’s participating restaurants are: Agrodolce, Ambrosia Grill, Archie’s Wok, Azafrán, Barcelona Tapas, Barrio Bistro by Memo Wulff, Boccon Di Vino, Café des Artistes, Coco Tropical, Daiquiri Dick’s, Da Simone, De Cántaro, Di Vino Dante, Eishan Oriental Cuisine, El Arrayán, Florios, Fusion Gourmet, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, Gaviotas, Hacienda San Angel, India Gate, Kaiser Maximilian, Katana Sushi & Bar, La Cappella, La Cigale French Bistro, La Leche, La Pancha, La Trattoria, Layla’s Restaurante, Mamá Sirena, Mark’s Bar & Grill, Matiz, Mérida Grill, Mikado, Nicksan, No Way José!, Oso’s Fish Market Restaurant, Pezlimon, Pizzeria La Dolce, Porto Bello, Restaurante Icú, River Café, Roberto’s Mexican Seafood, Sapori Di Sicilia, Seasons P.V., Serrano’s Meat House, Sí Señor Beach, Sushi Pop, Taste Restaurant @ Casa Cupula, Teresa Bar & Bistro, The Blue Shrimp, The Iguana, The Swedes, Tintoque, Trio Mediterranean, Tuna Blanca, Vallarta Factory, Vitea Oceanfront Bistro and Warique Restaurante.

And the restaurants that join the event for the first time are: Agrodolce, Ambrosia Grill, Azafrán, Da Simone, De Cántaro, Eishan Oriental Cuisine, La Cappella, La Pancha, La Trattoria, Katana Sushi & Bar, Mamá Sirena, Matiz, Restaurante Icú, Sapori Di Sicilia, Sushi Pop, Teresa Bar & Bistro, Vallarta Factory and Warique Restaurante.

During the first week of May, the organizers will release all the Information – including menus – on the Restaurant Week website: https://restaurantweekpv.com/

Restaurant Week 2018

Desde hace varios años, el mes de Mayo ya no es más temporada baja. Ahora el mes de Mayo es época de eventos especiales como el festejo del aniversario de Puerto Vallarta, la celebración del Orgullo Gay y el Restaurant Week. Y es este último el que está de manteles largos pues será más grande que otros años, literalmente. Los organizadores han dado a conocer que 59 restaurantes se han afiliado para participar este año – con lo que han roto su propio record de participación – y que, además, va a durar ¡10 días más!

Para los que no conozcan Restaurant Week, es un evento gastronómico en el que los restaurantes participantes ofrecen menús especiales de tres tiempos, con tres opciones a elegir en cada uno, a precio fijo. Hay tres tipos de precio a elegir en los menús, dependiente del restaurante participante: $269, $399 y $466 pesos, lo que no incluye bebidas ni propinas. Como es costumbre en Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Nayarit, Restaurant Week comenzará el 15 de Mayo pero terminará hasta el 10 de Junio.

Los restaurantes participantes de este año son: Agrodolce, Ambrosia Grill, Archie’s Wok, Azafrán, Barcelona Tapas, Barrio Bistro by Memo Wulff, Boccon Di Vino, Café des Artistes, Coco Tropical, Daiquiri Dick’s, Da Simone, De Cántaro, Di Vino Dante, Eishan Oriental Cuisine, El Arrayán, Florios, Fusion Gourmet, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, Gaviotas, Hacienda San Angel, India Gate, Kaiser Maximilian, Katana Sushi & Bar, La Cappella, La Cigale French Bistro, La Leche, La Pancha, La Trattoria, Layla’s Restaurante, Mamá Sirena, Mark’s Bar & Grill, Matiz, Mérida Grill, Mikado, Nicksan, No Way José!, Oso’s Fish Market Restaurant, Pezlimon, Pizzeria La Dolce, Porto Bello, Restaurante Icú, River Café, Roberto’s Mexican Seafood, Sapori Di Sicilia, Seasons P.V., Serrano’s Meat House, Sí Señor Beach, Sushi Pop, Taste Restaurant @ Casa Cupula, Teresa Bar & Bistro, The Blue Shrimp, The Iguana, The Swedes, Tintoque, Trio Mediterranean, Tuna Blanca, Vallarta Factory, Vitea Oceanfront Bistro y Warique Restaurante.

Y los restaurantes que se unen por vez primera el evento son: Agrodolce, Ambrosia Grill, Azafrán, Da Simone, De Cántaro, Eishan Oriental Cuisine, La Cappella, La Pancha, La Trattoria, Katana Sushi & Bar, Mamá Sirena, Matiz, Restaurante Icú, Sapori Di Sicilia, Sushi Pop, Teresa Bar & Bistro, Vallarta Factory y Warique Restaurante.

Durante la primera semana de Mayo, los organizadores lanzarán toda la información – incluyendo menús – en la página web de Restaurant Week: https://restaurantweekpv.com/

Restaurant Week 2018

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s Restaurant Week / Semana del Restaurante en Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Nayarit

From May 15 – 31, 2017, 44 prestigious, local restaurants will offer their most exclusive dishes, while promoting the flavors and ingredients that make this region an exceptional gastronomic destination.

Over 17 days, 44 restaurants located in both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will participate in the 13th edition of Restaurant Week, providing tourist and residents with the opportunity to enjoy special, three-course, fixed-price menus at affordable prices.

Since its first edition in 2005, Restaurant Week has encouraged some of the best restaurants in the region to offer exquisite menus at reduced prices, embracing a famous culinary trend in other travel destinations worldwide and becoming one of the best gastronomic events in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. The event is organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group and officially sponsored by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Menu prices for this year’s edition will be $269 MXN and $399 MXN, which for some restaurants represents a discount of up to 50 percent. These prices do not include tips and beverages.

This year, nine restaurants will be participating for the first time: 3Ktrinas, Boccon di Vino, Florios, Lupita Costa Grill, Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, Mestiza, Panchöfurter Brats & Bier Haus, Tintoque and Wine & Burger.

Complete list of participating restaurants: 3Ktrinas, Anejo Limon, Archie’s Wok, Barcelona Tapas, Barrio Bistro, Bistro Organico, Boccon di Vino, Bravos, Café des Artistes, Coco Tropical, Daiquiri Dick’s, Di Vino Dante, El Arrayán, Florios, Fusión Gourmet, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet, Kaiser Maximilian, La Cigale Casual French Bistro, La Leche, Layla’s Restaurante, Lupita Costa Grill, Maia, Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, Mark’s Bar and Grill, Mestiza, Mikado, Nicksan, No Way José!, Panchöfurter Brats & Bier Haus, Pizzeria La Dolce, Roberto’s, Seasons PV, Señor Frog’s, Serrano’s Meat House, Taste Restaurant @ Casa Cupula, The Iguana, The River Café, The Swedes, Tintoque, Trio Café-Bar-Restaurant, Tuna Blanca, Vitea and Wine & Burger.

For more information, please visit www.restaurantweekpv.com

Del 15 al 31 de Mayo, 44 prestigiosos restaurantes locales ofrecerás sus platillos más exclusivos para promover los sabores e ingredientes que convierten a nuestra región en un excepcional destino gastronómico.

Durante 17 días, los restaurantes participantes de Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Nayarit formarán parte de la edición número 13 de Restaurant Week, brindando a turistas y residentes locales la oportunidad de disfrutar un menú especial de tres tiempo a precios reducidos, totalmente accesibles.

Desde su primera edición en el año 2005, Restaurant Week ha impulsado a los mejores restaurantes de nuestra región a ofrecer exquisitos menús a precios reducidos, bajo el formato de este evento que otras ciudades del mundo también tienen y que en nuestra bahía se ha convertido en uno de los mejores eventos gastronómicos del año. Restaurant Week es organizado por el Grupo Editorial Vallarta Lifestyles y es patrocinado oficialmente por el Fideicomiso de Turismo de Puerto Vallarta y la Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de Riviera Nayarit.

Los precios de los menús este año serán de $269 y $369 pesos, lo cual representa un descuento de hasta un 50% en algunos de los restaurantes. Los precios no incluyen propinas ni bebidas.

Este año, nueve restaurante participarán por primera vez: 3Ktrinas, Boccon di Vino, Florios, Lupita Costa Grill, Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, Mestiza, Panchöfurter Brats & Bier Haus, Tintoque y Wine & Burger.

La lista completa de restaurantes participantes es: 3Ktrinas, Anejo Limón, Archie’s Wok, Barcelona Tapas, Barrio Bistro, Bistro Orgánico, Boccon di Vino, Bravos, Café des Artistes, Coco Tropical, Daiquiri Dick’s, Di Vino Dante, El Arrayán, Florios, Fusión Gourmet, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet, Kaiser Maximilian, La Cigale Casual French Bistro, La Leche, Layla’s Restaurante, Lupita Costa Grill, Maia, Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, Mark’s Bar and Grill, Mestiza, Mikado, Nicksan, No Way José!, Panchöfurter Brats & Bier Haus, Pizzeria La Dolce, Roberto’s, Seasons PV, Señor Frog’s, Serrano’s Meat House, Taste Restaurant @ Casa Cupula, The Iguana, The River Café, The Swedes, Tintoque, Trio Café-Bar-Restaurant, Tuna Blanca, Vitea y Wine & Burger.

Para mayor información, visita:
www.restaurantweekpv.com

Mexican “Antojitos” (little cravings) in the Gourmet Kitchen

Mexican “Antojitos” (little cravings) in the Gourmet Kitchen

“Antojitos” (Literal translation is Little Cravings) are not only delicious Mexican dishes such as tacos and quesadillas, they are also a big part of the Mexican history as a nation. Being that ingredients such as corn have always played a role in the dietary essentials of a Mexican.

These types of foods are characterized mainly by being much elaborated, you normally find them in squares, or on street corner stands and are consumed in a very informal way, often time standing. Mexico is known for its variety of street vendor foods, many tourists simply avoid street stands, but it is often revered as some of the best food Mexico has to offer.

Street vendor foods have had a major impact on Mexican kitchens: High End and Gourmet restaurants often serve dishes inspired by their street vendor predecessors, chefs from all over the world travel to Mexico to investigate the local street cuisine, and find inspiration for their own dishes.

Traditional Mexican cuisine has been recognized by the (UNESCO) as a cultural model that understands agrarian practices, rituals, has a basic understanding of ancient culinary techniques, and displays communitarian inspired behavior and customs. Dubbing it: A Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

TamalesTamales
SopesSopes
Pescado SarandeadoPescado Sarandeado
QuesadillasQuesadillas
FlautasFlautas
TostadasTostadas
PozolePozole
AguachileAguachile
Chiles en NogadaChiles en Nogada
TacosTacos
CevicheCeviche
Mole PoblanoMole Poblano

 

Puerto Vallarta Weddings

Changing the polished marble floors of churches for white sandy beaches is a trend that is on the rise in México, and Puerto Vallarta possesses all the elements necessary to transform this grand event into a magical moment filled with natural beauty and splendor.

Puerto Vallarta is fully equipped to handle even the most demanding wedding events, some of the reasons being:

One can find exquisite beaches and truly unique venues, whether you prefer the comfort of a dance hall, or maybe something a little more out in the open, or simply at the foot of the ocean, rest assured the event will be a spectacular one.

It’s rich culinary background, in fact Mexico is home to the best restaurants on the Pacific Coast. Also we are headquarters to the Gourmet Dining Festival, with international praise. It is because of this you will find excellent banquet services with high standards and excellent quality, in both Mexican and International Cuisine.

Wherever you might stay, you will immediately notice a very friendly and attentive service, one that is distinguished among the Mexican people. In 2003 Puerto Vallarta was honored by being voted the friendliest city in the world by the Condé Nast magazine.

Beach weddings transform a normal ceremony into unforgettable moments, whenever the bride and groom hear the sound of crashing waves, feel sand between their toes, or smell the ocean breeze, their mind will immediately take them back in time to the day they wed next to the ocean.