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Puerto Rico Tourism And Food & Wine Magazine Announce The Flavors Of Enchantment Culinary Weekend - Hosted By Caribe Hilton, Special Package Will Beckon Food Lovers From Across The USA To Puerto Rico In November

October 18, 2004
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NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Puerto Rico Tourism Company and Food & Wine magazine have teamed up to create the Flavors of Enchantment Culinary Weekend in Puerto Rico, November 4-7, 2004. For $1,125 per person(*), patrons will enjoy four days of fascinating culinary fusion reflecting the Spanish, African and Taino influences of Puerto Rico. Package includes luxury accommodations for 4 days/3 nights at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, just minutes from tourist attractions, shopping, live entertainment and more.

The legendary Jacques Pepin and Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be joined by Puerto Rico's most heralded chefs, including Wilo Benet, Alfredo Ayala and Roberto Trevino, and will host culinary seminars, tours and collaborative dinners. The chefs will be joined by Puerto Rico's Rum Ambassador, Emilio Figueroa for rum tastings and a mojito-themed opening reception, plus wine expert Steve Olson will masterfully pair wines with the chef's selections and host Spanish wine tastings.

"Puerto Rico is thrilled to be hosting the Flavors of Enchantment Culinary Weekend," said Letty Rivero, deputy executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. "Our partnership with Food & Wine will help establish Puerto Rico as a top culinary destination in the Caribbean."

Puerto Rico offers visitors authentic Latin culture and cuisine, rooted in over 500 years of history as well as a diverse geography and wealth of activities, accommodations and restaurants. Whether travelers are looking for a relaxing island escape, a golf or scuba vacation, an adventure trip amidst tropical rainforests or a getaway rich in history and culture, Puerto Rico, the closest U.S. tropical island, offers all these experiences and more.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please log on to or call 800-305-4397.

(*) Based on double occupancy. Includes accommodations, two festival tickets (including lunch and dinners), tax and round-trip transfers; airfare not included.

CONTACT: Brad Fennessy, +1-212-704-8154, or Carmen Letcher,+1-212-704 8219, both for The Puerto Rico Tourism Company

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