Voting began Friday to pick Mexico’s best gourmet destinations, and Yucatan’s been asked to support the local nominees — including the capital itself.
The city of Merida was nominated as Food and Travel magazine’s best overall gourmet destination, and Chef Pedro Evia and his restaurants, Ku’uk and Pinuela, were also nominated for top honors. Ku’uk was named best restaurant in the interior — the country minus Mexico City — in 2018 and 2017.
This is the sixth Food and Travel poll, bringing recognition to chefs and cities around Mexico.
Also, the bakery Tere Cazola was nominated in the Best Sweet Spot.
The governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Villa, used his official Twitter account to urge citizens to vote local:
#Mérida fue nominada como Mejor Destino y Mejor Destino Gourmet de México por @FoodandTravelMX, una muestra más de la riqueza gastronómica de nuestra cultura, orgullo de todos los yucatecos. Les invito a votar en https://t.co/towX1Jje7U pic.twitter.com/qGS8aumTLV— Mauricio Vila (@MauVila) August 3, 2019
Voting concludes Oct. 25. To help keep Merida on the culinary map, vote here.