Chef Betty Vázquez is ready to shine in Toronto with Riviera Nayarit’s gastronomy

After presenting a successful press luncheon, she will participate in the Harbourfront Centre’s International Iron Chef, part of the Hot & Spicy Food Festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

In Riviera Nayarit luxury is our flavor, and the flavors of Mexico will promote our destination in the Canadian market though the prestigious chef Betty Vázquez, who is the ambassador of Nayarit’s gastronomy, and will participate in the semifinals at Harbourfront Centre’s International Iron Chef of the Hot & Spicy Food Festival on September 1, and if winning on the September 2 finals.

Jaltemba Bay Life Note: Chef Betty Vázquez runs El Delfín Restaurant at Hotel Garza Canela in San Blas, Nayarit. Chef Betty, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris culinary arts school in France, has 25 years experience in the forever-evolving international cuisine. 

“The folks from Riviera Nayarit on Tuesday put on a great lunch at Frida restaurant on Eglinton West, thanks in part to a virtuoso job by Mexican chef Betty Vázquez. Vázquez will be showing off her talents this weekend, by the way, at the Hot and Spicy Festival at Harbourfront. She served up some lovely ceviche with jalapeños, mango and scallops, plus a lovely duck breast with a guava marmalade and some luscious desserts. Mexican cuisine is hugely varied and much more sophisticated than some might think, and Vázquez is a real treat,” was already written on a review at The Star.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative nonprofit cultural center located in the heart of Toronto, whose main objective is to promote art, education, recreation and culture from an international framework, focusing on diversity.

During the summer, its schedule focuses on the various festivals in outdoor spaces among which the Hot & Spicy Food Festival, which for sixteen years has offered Canadians the best spicy food, as well as dance and music. This year, there is an expected attendance of over 80,000 people.

Its traditional International Iron Chef competition will play a decade, the chef Betty Vázquez has been invited to represent, with flavors of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico in this competition.

“Betty Vázquez, with her exquisite cuisine and her love for Nayarit will be a great marketing asset among the more than 80,000 attendees. Also, the media coverage will feature the great attractions in Riviera Nayarit, and will get a taste of the great food available in our destination,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Riviera Nayarit.

The CVB is a non-profit organization that works under the direction of the Hotel and Motel Association of Bahía de Banderas, promoting the entire Riviera Nayarit. Through efforts like this one, we’re promoting tourist activity and fostering the harmonious development of all the people in Nayarit, following the directions of the Governor for the People, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda.

by Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau

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