Grab a fork! 6th Taste of Peñasco coming Feb. 16th!

The Taste of Peñasco is back, and now in 2013 it’s introducing its initials as T.O.P. Chef. Iron Chef, Chefs de Acero, T.O.P. Chef, call it what you like – this is a delectable treat for the entire community. Now in its 6th edition, this year’s Taste will take place on Feb. 16th at Plaza del Camarón from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The T.O.P. Chef competition is set to get underway around 11 a.m. and once again we anticipate a worthy batch of opponents. Last year, Chef Mickey Medina of his own restaurant Chef (Plaza del Sol, Blvd. Fremont) took home the title of Puerto Peñasco’s 2012 Iron Chef against the worthy competition of Ramón Ramos (La Cocina de Ramón, Iron Chef 2010), Julio Cauich (Mayan Palace), José Quiroz (Capone’s), Juan Caballero Guzmán (Mare Blu Ristorante) and Marco Martinez (Coyote Grill).

As in years past, though the day highlights tasty treats and talented chefs from across town, it is principally a fundraising event for local charities. This year, funds raised from the Taste of Peñasco will go toward the Santa Claus Club, the Fire Department, and the hemodialysis project of the local DIF. Puerto Peñasco’s First Lady, and DIF President, Rafaela Félix de Figueroa explains there are a number of people in Puerto Peñasco (including children) requiring hemodialysis and up to this point have had to go outside the city to seek care. This represents significant costs and time for families, many of whom are of limited means.

A spot at the honored judges’ table will once again be available this year, and raffle tickets are available now at Latitude 31, ProAlliance Insurance (Tourist and Visitors Assistance office), Peñasco Beauty Center (across from Ley), and at the offices of Rocky Point 360 (Plaza Fremont where Bancomer and the immigration offices are).  Additional raffle prizes, donated by artists, area restaurants, and other establishments are also coming in and will be raffled off throughout the day of the event.

Important to know for the Taste

Judges’ seat raffle tickets (blue):  $5 US / 60 pesos each  (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)
General raffle tickets (orange):  $5 US / 60 pesos each OR with the purchase of 4 tickets, you get 2 FREE so $20 US / 240 pesos = 6 TICKETS! Yes, 2 free tickets with the purchase of 4!!  (Need not be present to win)

Prizes included a Phoenix Suns package, 2 plata tickets to RCPM’s Circus Mexicus XXII, vacation packages, food gift certificates, certificates for amazing art work and more!!

On the day of the event, food and drink tickets will be $1 US / 12 pesos each and good for exchange at the individual booths. The Fire Department and DIF will be on hand with drink stands – cerveza, wine, Bloody Marys, y más!

Booths are sold out!

Get your taste buds ready…and See you at the TASTE!

Taste of Peñasco 2013
February 16th  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Plaza del Camarón
Chef competition 11 a.m. to noon, prizes awarded later in day.



1 Comment

  1. Janet & Joe Pallavicini

    February 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Our 3rd year to be there. we have a wonderfull time. Very well organized. Food and tastings are great.
    last year a lady did crepes and they are to die for, hope she is there again. See you Saturday
    jan & Joe-Cholla Bay

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