• What is Taste of Peñasco?
Taste of Penasco is a combination of food competition and entertainment all in one day. The event will take place here in Rocky Point, Mexico and it is also known as the Iron Chef Competition. This is a very interesting event where many of the best chefs in our city show off their experience and cooking skills and they are judged on the taste, presentation and the use of a secret ingredient on their dish. Taste of Peñasco also involves our local restaurants. They make samplers for all of the visitors who have bought tickets. If you come you will get to taste menu items such as desserts, Mexican Food and even sea food while enjoying live music and entertainment.
• When and where will it take place this year?
The date for the event is February 15, 2014. The event will again take place at the Shrimp Park located on Freemont Blvd across from city hall. It will start at 11 PM and end at 5 PM.
• Who benefits from the event? Everyone!
If you come to the event you will have entertainment and all kinds of food. Meanwhile, the locals will benefit by selling their products to all of the visitors and of course the chefs will be happier than ever competing to be the Iron Chef winner. The event is for the community and everything that is collected during the event is given to the fire department, Santa Claus Club and to the Puerto Peñasco DIF.
Tickets are for sale at the event for $1 dollar a piece and they are for food samplers that each restaurant will prepare for the public.
• Some previous winners:
In 2013 the winner was Chef Neftali Ponce from the Mayan Palace. The secret ingredient was coffee.
The 2012 winner was Chef Mickey Medina his restaurant is Chef Mickey’s Place located at Plaza del Sol. He also won in the year 2008.
The owner and chef at La Cocina de Ramon was the winner of 2010. He is Ramon Ramos.
This is going to be the 7th annual event taken place here in Rocky Point. If you did not make it to the events in the past years, come join us this year for a day of food, fun and entertainment. You will not regret it. Remember the event is only once a year so don’t miss out!