Now Amber to Host International Gourmet Festival Dinner

If you love exploring new foods and flavors and spending time on the beach, check out the Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival! Professional chefs from around the world gather each year in Puerto Vallarta to promote the exchange of culinary experiences and enhance the epicurean reputation of Mexico. This grand event takes place this year from November 13 through November 23, 2014 and will provide mentoring opportunities for local chefs, celebrate the impeccable credentials of Puerto Vallarta’s restaurants and honor guests with unparalleled gourmet experiences.


Delicious food, beautiful beaches and vibrant Mexican culture? It doesn’t get any better than this! Come experience the Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival when you stay at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta!

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta is proud to host the festival’s Progressive Avant-Garde Dinner which will provide a gastronomic tour of four Puerto Vallarta restaurants in a luxurious beach resort setting complete with fine champagne, wine and spirits. The dinner will feature chefs Mario Blanco and Rosendo Corona, both known for creating unforgettable and unique dishes to delight guests.


The Puerto Vallarta International Gourmet Festival’s Progressive Avant-Garde Dinner at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta is not one to be missed!

We can’t wait to show off our beautiful resort and hope to see you soon at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta for Puerto Vallarta’s biggest culinary celebration of the year!

Learn to Make Castaways Chicken Nachos

At Now Jade Riviera Cancun, guests can enjoy five 5 á la carte restaurants, one bistro, a buffet & and a cozy café. And of these, a favorite lunch spot among visitors is Castaways. It’s situated near both the beach and the pool and is the perfect spot for a quick afternoon bite.

Castaways serves all the best lunch foods including fish tacos, burgers, chicken fingers, french fries, salads and you guessed it…chicken nachos!

This delicious and simple dish will leave your mouth watering. If you’re missing chicken nachos from your stay with us, here’s the recipe to make them at home.

Castaways Chicken Nachos


2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package corn tortilla chips
12 ounces of cheddar cheese
1 tomato, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced

What to do: 

In a bowl, stir together the chicken and vegetable oil.

Cook chicken over medium-high heat and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Spread tortilla chips in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle chicken, diced onion, diced jalapeno pepper, diced tomato and cheese over the chips.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven until cheese is melted. Add guacamole and sour cream and enjoy!

Photos of Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Puerto Morelos
This photo of Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Follow Me on Pinterest

The 5 Most Popular Mexican Foods

This weekend, people everywhere will be chowing down on delicious Mexican food and drink in honor of Cinco de Mayo. However, in our world at Now Jade Riviera Cancun, everyday is Cinco de Mayo and we’re constantly whipping up yummy Mexican fare and mouth-watering margaritas for our guests to enjoy. Therefore, we thought it would be fun to tell you 5 of our most popular Mexican dishes. If you’re visiting us soon, be sure to stop by our Mexican restaurant, Tamarindo, and try one, if not all, of these!

1. Fish Tacos: These are a guest favorite and perfect for lunch or dinner!

2. Guacamole & Tortilla Chips: Our guacamole is out of this world and makes an excellent afternoon snack or dinner appetizer!

3. Fajitas: This signature dish makes a fabulous dinner!

4. Chicken Mole: Guests rave about the flavors of this authentic Mexican dish!

5. Enchiladas: You can ever go wrong with enchiladas!