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The Puerto Rican town of Mayaguez is organizing this weekend its first culinary festival in which some 80 gastronomic experts will take part, including some of the best-known chefs and restaurants on the island. EFE/File

The Puer­to Rican town of Mayaguez is orga­niz­ing this week­end its first culi­nary fes­ti­val in which some 80 gas­tro­nom­ic experts will take part, includ­ing some of the best-known chefs and restau­rants on the island. EFE/File

The Puer­to Rican town of Mayaguez is orga­niz­ing this week­end its first culi­nary fes­ti­val in which some 80 gas­tro­nom­ic experts will take part, includ­ing some of the best-known chefs and restau­rants on the island.

The 2014 Mayaguez Culi­nary Fest, to be held as a ben­e­fit for the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety, will take place in the west­ern coastal city Sat­ur­day at the sea­side recre­ation­al com­plex known as Paseo del Litoral Israel “Shorty” Cas­tro.

The event will fea­ture live music, a fash­ion show, two stages for enter­tain­ment and awards cer­e­monies, plus tast­ing ses­sions of dish­es pre­pared by restau­rants, uni­ver­si­ties, hotels and culi­nary schools.

“The island has become an excel­lent gas­tro­nom­ic des­ti­na­tion and our region is no excep­tion, which is why we can pro­mote seri­ous­ly good cook­ing and healthy enter­tain­ment,” Rober­to Rivera, pro­mot­er of the event, said in a com­mu­niqué.