Paella by Chef Eiseo at Piaceres Restaurant, Holiday Inn
Once a year, we who live in the Puerto Vallarta area have the opportunity to eat the most exquisite food from the finest of restaurants, all in one location and as much as we can eat. And all this for under $30. For gourmands and foodies, it doesn’t get any better. The icing on the cake, pardon the pun, is that not only do we sample unparalleled dishes, we do so knowing that 100% of the price of entry to the International Altruism Festival goes toward local, non-profit organizations who are doing their best to improve life for people, animals and the environment in the Bay of Banderas area.
I offer these photos as a feast for the eyes for those of you who did not attend. Be there next year, and you will also experience this as a feast for the palate. For those of you who were eating alongside me, you can relive your favorite bites and savor the memory.
Did you save room for dessert? Good. Grab a napkin so you don’t drool on your keyboard.
The International Altruism Festival is organized by the U.S. Consular Agency and the Casa Magna Marriott Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta. Held every May, it is a sold-out event. Snap up your tickets next April at your first chance. All proceeds benefit twenty-four local, non-profit organizations that work to improve the quality of life on the Bay of Banderas.