Residents and hotel guests at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit will be in for a treat this spring as top chefs from around the world join the hotel for an exclusive International Food and Wine Festival – Cuisine of the Sun from April 13th – 17th, 2016. Coordinated by Penny David who is the Food Network’s celebrity chef and USFOODS culinary specialist, the gastro event of the year at Villa La Estancia, Riviera Nayarit is set to get the taste buds tingling with cooking classes, special dinners, wine tasting and the finest culinary experiences for all those who join in.

“April is going to be quite a month” shares Olivier Pierre, General Manager of Villa la Estancia, “We’ll have cooking demos, brunch, wine tasting and great mixology demos put on by some of the best professionals in the industry.”

The International Food and Wine Festival will also feature various beach activities, from fine dining to barbecues by the sea, all while sipping the best concoctions made from the finest tequila and liquor from Mexico and around the world. A number of renowned chefs will be joining the culinary festival to showcase a range of different styles and flavors. “That is what cuisine is all about,” says Olivier Pierre, “expanding your knowledge, experiencing new flavors and trends and, of course, enjoying a tasty meal in the company of those you hold in the highest esteem.”

Besides celebrity chefs such as Michele Ragussis, Adam Gertler, Pat Neely and Manouschka Guerrier, the Food and Wine Festival at Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit will be welcoming stars of the screen and musicians. The first celebrity to have confirmed is TV and movie actor, Dennis Haysbert, who has appeared in films such as Kung Fu Panda, Ted 2, Sin City and Mr. Peabody.

Villa La Estancia, Riviera Nayarit will be hosting this mouthwatering event from April 13th until April 17th, 2016 and invites all guests and residents to make reservations for the specific events or their choice or purchase a special all inclusive festival package. To see the schedule and prices of each event, click here .