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The 2nd Annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival will be held at Lazaro Cardenas Park on Saturday, July 7th from 4:00 to 10:00 pm. The event and entertainment is free. Tickets will be sold for 25 pesos to sample your favorite dish or mango drink.

Join the Jay Sadler Project A.C., Club Rotario Puerto Vallarta A.C. and Sister City Highland Park, Il.  as they raise money for various charities, the three organizations present the juiciest event: The 2nd Annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival. Come out and celebrate the sweetest produce of the summer - mangoes! - while enjoying various dishes made with the 'King of Tropical Fruit' provided by local restaurants and vendors, complemented by free live entertainment that starts with 5:00 Orquesta Escuela de Puerto Vallarta, 6:00 Hired Guns, 7:00 Da Crew, 8:00 Jose Carlos Olvera and 9:00 Alan Vallejo Garcia

If you think "THOSE dishes" you know a thing or two about this delicious fruit, think again. A visit to the festival will heighten your appreciation for what can be done in the name of mangoes. Try many dessert treats incorporating this Puerto Vallarta staple. See if you agree with who dishes out the best Mango cobbler, a dessert typical of the region.

So far, participating vendors include: Bahia de Banderas, Bar La Playa, El Torito, Escondida’s Sports Bar, Gringo Loco, Horizonte de Paz, India Gate, La Sanderia, Los Muertos Brewing, Mama Sirena, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Nacho Daddy, PV Cup Cakes, R.I.S.E., Savvy & Well, The Green Place, Tomatlan and Vallarta Botanical Gardens. More are expected. Some of the more than 20 dishes wings and draft beer, Pizza and draft beer, Cupcakes, Baked goods, Popsicles with and without vodka, Empanadas and chicken with mango as tasters

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 322-138-8891

Did you know? Ask any Mexican to name his or her favorite fruit, and chances are the answer will be el mango. From very early spring until late summer, mangos are everywhere: stacked into symmetrical monotones ("mountains") in the markets, sold in the street on sticks, with the flesh cut to resemble flower petals, or in large glass jars in a spicy vinaigrette. Additionally, mangos are also used in cooking, especially in la nueva cocina, Mexican nouvelle cuisine. In the months from October to February, when fresh mangos are largely unavailable, they are well represented by a huge variety of prepared juices and drink mixes, gelatin, candy, fruit leather, sauces and pickles, both bottled and canned.

But such was not always the case. Mangos, like another Mexican favorite, rice, are indigenous to Asia, especially India, where they have been so basic a part of the diet for 4,000 years that the Sanskrit word for mango, am, means "provisions." From India, the fruit spread throughout the Far East, and was first brought to Mexico in 1775 by the Spanish galleons that regularly crossed back and forth from the Philippines to Acapulco. A century later, they were introduced to the Gulf coast area from the British Antilles through the port of Veracruz, an area that is famous for the mango variety most prized by Mexicans, the manila. The word mango is an adaptation of the Tamil name for the fruit, mang-kay.

Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Veracruz and Chiapas are Mexico's most important mango growing and exporting states. Mexico has been the biggest exporter of mangos worldwide for several years, being only slightly edged out by China some years. (India is the world's largest producer of the fruit, but consumes a great deal of it nationally.) The most widely grown varieties in Mexico are the manila, a small, flat, green-to-yellow mango with a point called a beak at one end; the criollo or petacon, a large, sweet, round, reddish-orange version of the fruit; the Tommy Atkins and the Kent, very large, highly perfumed fruit, sometimes growing nearly to the size of small melons. These last two are called "Floridas" by Mexican mango growers, after the US state where they were first developed.

FutureX

Starting this week and until July 25, 2018, Riviera Nayarit will host FutureX, a three-month reality camp aimed at improving the security of the environment and social setting through technology and innovation.

A month after beginning operations, The Future of Latin America Foundation launches a call for entrepreneurs in Vallarta · Nayarit interested in participating in a creative contest aimed at improving the security of the environment and social setting through technology and innovation.

Starting next week and until July 25, 2018, the foundation will choose participants for FutureX, a three-month reality camp that will take place at one of the best hotels in Riviera Nayarit. In this space, participants will have the opportunity to work on their projects over the course of several weeks and receive advice and daily feedback, in order to present their progress to the general public each week. 

Participants will compete for $50,000 MXN in cash and the best ideas will be appraised by major employers, this representing a big opportunity to find first-hand investors. All those interested should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Afterward, they will be informed with all the indications to register their projects. 

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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This past week, Café des Artistes began offering its new Bistro menu and special summer dishes.

After another successful edition of the gastronomic festival Restaurant Week, the local restaurant Café des Artistes is ready to welcome diners again with more surprises! The establishment just began offering its new Bistro menu and special summer dishes, which are available every day from 6:00pm – 11:00pm at the venue located at Guadalupe Sánchez 740, El Centro.

The Bistro menu is priced at $466 MXN per person and features some of the most recent culinary creations by head chef Thierry Blouet. Foodies will also be able to taste the new and special summer additions on its a la carte menu. You can make a reservation by calling (322) 226-7200, via WhatsApp at (322) 159-5675 or through its website www.cafedesartistes.com.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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After the great success of the previous Chef Tables, Punta Mita is ready to host the Summer Series with amazing international guest Chefs.

For foodies, this great event includes a very international guest chef list including Japanese Chef Yasuo Asaki. From July 5th – 7th, Chef Asaki will delight us with a special A la Carte Menu available at the Residents’ Beach Club from 6pm – 9pm. Check the menu here.

From July 14-19, French Chef Frédéric Lobjois, Executive Chef at Au Pied de Cochon. With a hip, pop-up concept in unique locations in Punta Mita, this talented chef will be creating unforgettable dining experiences. Click here to see the full menu.

Source: Club Punta Mita

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Punta Mita is ready to offer exciting experiences for residents and visitors over the summer.

The residential and tourism complex located north of Puerto Vallarta will host a series of culinary, music and sporting events where the fun is guaranteed.

Punta Mita Ocean Sports SUP Kids Camp: This summer camp is aimed at children aged 5 to 12 and will have two editions taking place from July 23 – 27 and from August 6 -10. Punta Mita Ocean Sports SUP Kids Camp intends to raise environmental awareness while people enjoy the wonders of the ocean in a safe and responsible manner. The program features activities such as Stand Up Paddle competitions, water sports and science lectures at the Punta Mita Ocean Sports education center.

Punta Mita Beach Festival: The 6th edition of the Punta Mita Beach Festival will take place August 4 & 5, featuring the best gastronomy, mixology, sports and music in a charming natural setting. This is definitely a must for this season.

Punta Mita Surf Camp: This will be the first Punta Mita Surf Camp, a four-day event dedicated to this water sport originated in the Polynesian Islands. Attendees will have the chance to meet special guests such as Coco Nogales, Diego Cadena and Fernando Stalla.

Along with these activities, hotels Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort have scheduled other gastronomic and entertainment experiences for their guests. We encourage you to check out their Facebook pages by clicking the links.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles