Porta del Sol Gastronomic Festival in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico is the most anticipated event in Puerto Rico’s western region. It is hosted by the West Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce and in 2017 it will return in its tenth edition. Events will take place April 28th to April 30th in Mayagüez and will feature international culinary leader Chef Giovanna Huyke and Chef Ibrahim Sanz of Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar Edgewater, New Jersey
The West Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit professional organization which represents small and medium business owners from the 17 towns that make up the Porta del Sol region, including Quebradillas, Isabela, Aguadilla, Moca, San Sebastián, Aguada, Añasco, Rincón, Mayagüez, Las Marías, Maricao, Hormigueros, Lajas, Cabo Rojo,San Germán, Sabana Grande and Guanica municipalities.
Some of the related events taking place during the weekend include:
- April 28th-VIP cocktail event at the Mayagüez Resort & Casino with Puerto Rican cuisine exponents and famous international chefs concocting exquisite plates paired with exotic drinks.
- April 29th– This is the main event will be held at the Mayagüez’s Parque del Litoral with over 25 prominent local and international chefs, more than 75 exhibitors including 40 restaurants, and 15 wine and liquor houses and the fifth edition of the Top Chef Porta del Sol competition where 10 chefs will battle for the big tittle.
- April 30th– Brunch and Mimosa Tasting, this is the closing event at the Mayagüez Resort & Casino.
After nine years of successful trajectory and proven experience to sate the most demanding palates, the new edition of this festival will feature some of Puerto Rico’s most prestigious chefs and restaurants, wines and liquor exhibitors. The gastronomic soiree will also offer live music and multiple attractions.After nine years of successful trajectory and proven experience to sate the most demanding palates, the new edition of this festival will feature some of Puerto Rico’s most prestigious chefs and restaurants, wines and liquor exhibitors. The gastronomic soiree will also offer live music and multiple attractions.
Tickets for Saturday, April 29th and the VIP all-inclusive, all-access tickets to the three events may be purchased at www.festivalportadelsol.com and www.ticketpluspr.com. Attendees can also enjoy special offers on accommodations on surrounding hotels and guesthouses during this weekend.
For more information, please visit the Gastronómico Porta del Sol’s Facebook page facebook.com/GastronomicoPortaDelSol/, www.festivalportadelsol.com, or call the West Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce at (787)832-3749 or (787) 363-6955.
Getting to Mayagüez is easy. Hop on any of Cape Air’s four daily flights between San Juan and Mayagüez and you’ll be there in 35 minutes. Check out Cape Air’s schedule and book your flight now at www.capeair.com or call 1-800-CAPE-AIR.