Food and drink festivals

It’s the season for food and drink festivals, and several are coming up in Puerto Vallarto, St. Barth, Savannah and Jamaica.

▪ Puerto Vallarta’s International Gourmet Festival, which debuted in 1991, will be Nov. 16-22. The event will feature more than 30 chefs from around the world, as well as a la carte gourmet dining, chef’s tables, gourmet safaris and wine tastings. Details:

▪ The second edition of the Taste of St. Barth Festival will be Nov. 5-8. Godfather of the festivities will be Chef Emmanuel Renaut of Les Flocon de Sel in Megève, France, as the theme will be a salute to French cuisine. Highlights include meals prepared by guests chefs who partner with executive chefs at top restaurants, an amateur pastry competition, a beach picnic and a waiter’s race. Details:

▪ The Savannah Food & Wine Festival runs Nov. 9-15 and will feature special dinners, cooking classes and demonstrations, wine-tasting, celebrity chefs, the River Street Stroll (with beverage-tasting opportunities), the World’s Largest Lowcountry Boil, and the signature event, Taste of Savannah, with tasting of dishes from Savannah restaurants. Details:

▪ NyamJam, a food and music event that will celebrate the spirit and culture of Jamaica, will be Nov. 13-15 at Golden Eye Hotel & Resort and James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St. Mary, Jamaica. The festival will showcase international and local celebrity chefs including Mario Batali, Seamus Mullen, and April Bloomfield, as well as Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo. Details: