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Viva Mexico – Tasting Experience

Join us on a culinary exploration through the gastronomical delights of Mexico at this great event hosted by Marina Bartolome on September 9th, at 4:30 PM.



Take your taste buds on a Mexican adventure this September, at Marina Bartolome, as they host ¡Viva Mexico! Tasting Experience.

This special event, with a great cause, is the second of its kind that Marina Bartolome has presented, raising money to support DIF Isla Mujeres. Expect incredible food tastings brought to you by eight chefs from the Riviera Maya, and the Yucatan, with their incredible dishes, you can sample pairings of Mexican spirits such as - tequila, mezcal, gin, bacanora, and whisky.



At the event the chefs presenting their food will be – Cesar Castañeda from NH Hotels, chocolatier Roberto Reta from Pasión de Cacao, Marcy Beza, Arturo Acevedo from Hotel Dos Playas, Ruby Cocom, Nayelly Martinez, Benjamin Nava and Antonio Moctezuma. If you are visiting Isla Mujeres in the second week of September, get your tickets to this special event, and allow these chefs to guide you on a journey of flavors with their Mexican dishes, you will not want to miss this!



It is not all eating and drinking, there is also entertainment in store for you, with mariachi, and Mexican folklore performers and dancers on offer for you to watch, listen to, and enjoy, with views of the Caribbean in the background.



¡Viva Mexico! Tasting Experience is being held on Saturday, September 9th, from 4:30 PM. The tickets are $72 ($1,160 MXN pesos). Due to the high demand from the first event, there is also a VIP section this time, which is sponsored by Taste of Isla.

VIP tickets are $112 ($1,800 MXN pesos), which includes a private VIP seating area, waiter service, a tote swag bag of Taste of Isla merchandise (come say hi to me, and grab yours), as well as an exclusive engraved wine glass, and more. Ticket sales of the event will help to raise money for the DIF Program in Isla Mujeres.


DIF (Desarrollo Integral de la Familia) is a social assistance program throughout Mexico that is designed to help underprivileged adults and children. The event will support families, and the elderly of Isla Mujeres, who are in need, through the money raised for the DIF program.



In March of this year, 2023, members of the Taste of Isla team enjoyed a wonderful culinary experience at Marina Bartolome, when the beautiful seaside restaurant hosted its first Isla Sunset & Wine Festival, a gastronomic festival, with nine chefs from the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan, including Marina Bartolome’s resident chef, all who were participating and showing off some delicious seafood treats. Their unique dishes, created with sustainable products included crab gorditas, Malaysian prawn with a coconut and mezcal foam, giant oysters with lionfish, Caribbean curry over island coconut (marinated and grilled seafood served in a coconut), trout gravlax, grilled totoaba, and kampachi tostada. These chefs were accompanied by Sommelier Jose Carlos Palacios, Riviera Wines & Spirits, and Cerveza Cancun, pairing with Mexican wines and craft beer. The first event was buzzing with people enjoying the delicious tasting menu on offer from each of the chefs, and the wine that was paired with it, the event was a huge success, raising money for DIF, and also raising awareness about responsible consumption, it was sponsored by the project Pesca con Futura.


The upcoming event is hoped the have the same success as the last, and here at Taste of Isla we are so excited for the next tasting journey, come and join us on this tasting experience, and enjoy the flavors and culture of Mexico!






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