40 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are ready to celebrate 18 years of Restaurant Week. Organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group since 2005, the overall idea for this successful event was inspired by the food festivals that were already happening in other international cities around the world.
The signature kitchen room of the Café des Artistes was the elegant venue for the press conference which presented the details of Restaurant Week 2022. This presentation was led by Jorge Chávez and Juan Pablo Hernández, respectively Executive Director and Director of Restaurant Week operations; as well as Thierry Blouet, chef-owner of the Café des Artistes Group; Alondra Naranjo, area coordinator of Cristalería La Única; Luis Villaseñor, general manager of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and Richard Zarkin, director of public relations for the Riviera Nayarit Development and Promotion Board.
“We have a lot to celebrate. In addition to celebrating 18 years of unbroken history that speaks to the success of the event, we are also back with our traditional dates of May 15 to June 10, 2022. Restaurant Week is one of the few events that took place during 2020 and 2021, among the most complicated years in recent history. We were there to support the economic recovery of the restaurant industry,” said Jorge Chávez, executive director of Restaurant Week.
This year’s restaurants that have already participated in previous editions are Abbraccio Cucina Italiana, Archie’s Wok, Azafrán Restaurant, Barcelona Tapas, Basilio Comer & Beber, Blanca Blue, Bocados Steak House, Bravos Restaurant, Café des Artistes, Casa 449 · Comedor Contemporáneo , Di Vino Dante, Eclecticos Restaurant & Bar, Eugenia, Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet, Joe Jack’s Fish Shack, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant, La Cigale *French Bistro*, Le Kliff, LOMA 42 Bahía, Makal, Opa Greek Bistro, Sabal Playa, Sandrina’s Cocina Mediterránea /Griega, Serrano’s Meat House, Siam Cocina Thai, Sonora House, The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar, The Swedes Bar & Bistro, Trattoria Di Nuovo, Trio Restaurant · Bar · Café and Vitea Oceanfront Bistro.
Likewise, participating restaurants for the very first time are DAO Contemporary Chinese Cuisine, Hiroshi Japanese Cuisine, La Tienda Grande, Los Toneles Vallarta, Tierra Tropical, NOI Ristorante Italiano, Oyster Grill, Serrano’s Grill, and Vivero Wine Bar.
“Restaurant Week is a fabulous and very successful project. During the most complicated years of the pandemic, even with a change of date, this culinary festival has shown us its consolidation and it has contributed to the recovery of restaurateurs with very good results. Now we will be involving 40 restaurants along Banderas Bay and there are more and more places that want to be part of this world famous event,” shared Thierry Blouet, Chef-Owner of Groupe Café des Artists.
Restaurant Week is an event supported by the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, as well as the Tourism Promotion Board – Nayarit Coastal Zone.
Restaurant Week 2022 is sponsored by Cristalería La Única, a Mexican company dedicated to the commercialization of glassware for the home, restaurants, hotels and industries. With more than 27 years of experience and 19 branches in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, as well as two distribution points, Cristalería La Única offers a catalog of more than 12,000 specialized products, online sales and shipments in all the countries.