Governor Mauricio Vila announced that the gastronomic event will take place in Mérida from November 11 to 15.
Yucatan will be recognized as one of the best gastronomic destinations at an international level and through its food, it will seek to attract more tourism that generates jobs for families and income for restaurants, community producers, artisans, and suppliers of the sector by hosting -next November- the tenth edition of the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards program.
This important gastronomic event will take place from November 11 to 15 in the state capital. The ancient secrets of Yucatecan gastronomy will be revealed through samples, tastings, and masterclasses by renowned chefs.
Chef Edgar Núñez, from Restaurante Sud 777, highlighted the interest and support of the state government in promoting his gastronomy as an actor that benefits other sectors economically and culturally.
The president of the World’s 50 Best awards in Mexico, Valentina Ortiz Monasterio, celebrated that this edition is held in Yucatan, since her cuisine is world-renowned and she recalled that Mexico is a country full of gastronomic content. “I don’t think it could have come into better hands with a cuisine as rich, varied and full of culture as the Yucatecan cuisine is, and a boost to this vision that cuisine generates a very important value chain with a whole economic power and also that we remember the cultural heritage and wealth that it has”, he indicated.
In the presence of the Chefs awarded by the World 50 Best Restaurants, Chef Enrique Olvera, from the Pujol restaurant; Chef Elena Reygadas, from the Rosetta restaurant, and Chef Jorge Vallejo, from the Quintonil restaurant, Vila Dosal pointed out that the gastronomic richness of Yucatan, which has a very important boom with traditional cooks and typical ingredients of the region, is an opportunity to show the world of “the great benefits” that the state has.
Attendees will learn about many of the Yucatecan dishes that have become world famous, such as the cochinita pibil that was named the Best Dish in the World by the Taste Atlas Awards in 2021, among more than 10,000 stews that were presented; and in 2019, Mérida was recognized by UNESCO as a Creative City, given the diversity of food and culture in Yucatán.
The Secretary of Tourism Development (Sefotur), Michelle Fridman, pointed out that gastronomic tourism represents a great opportunity to attract travelers who, with economic benefit and benefit peasants, farmers, fishermen and other Yucatecan producers.
Also, for the first time in this edition there will be 50 more restaurants to visit this year and the list will expand to include 100 places from across the continent with the addition of the 51-100 list along with the main 1-50 ranking, created to deservedly highlight a greater number of hospitality establishments and the diverse culinary cultures of the region.
The Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants have been held in different parts of the world such as Colombia, Peru, Argentina and in other cities in Mexico, such as Guadalajara, and now they have arrived in Mérida, Yucatán.
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