Punta Del Este is famous for its wide Atlantic beaches and glamorous parties, set in Uruguay’s southeast coast. Where glitterati abound you find gourmet cuisine, so some of the best chefs in the region have opened restaurants in the area, which is fast emerging as a foodie destination.
Punta Del Este Food & Wine Festival is held every year between October/November in November and in its 4th edition in 2013 it is already one of the best-known gourmet festivals of the region. It includes three days of unique gastronomic experiences in marvellous locations as Playa VIK, probably one of the best spots of Uruguay to watch the sun set, and Colinas de Garzon, which makes guests feel like being in Tuscany with its olive trees and vineyards. The festival brings together the best and most renowned chefs not only from Uruguay, but from further afield: Spain, Brazil and Argentina. Apart from celebrating food and wine with the most delicious and mouth-watering dishes and drinks, the festival also includes music concerts and other live entertainment.
The festival runs on the 12th and 13th of October. Please get in touch if you would like to visit the festival or anywhere else in Uruguay.