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Puerto Vallarta Chefs & Broadway Stars Unite for SETAC

November 27, 2018

Tickets for the 2018 Red Ribbon Gala are available online at, with Marc Serrao at Applegate Realtors at Olas Altas #477A, and at the concierge desk at the Almar Resort on Calle Santa Barbara.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - SETAC's second annual Red Ribbon Gala is fast approaching! On Wednesday of next week, December 5, we will be holding a bigger and better version of last year's Gala, so as a guest from then, I wanted to make sure that you know all the details of this year's event so you can make plans to attend once more!

As you may have read or heard, we have been able to secure the participation of two world-class entertainers, Tony and Emmy-award winning Broadway performers Gavin Creel and Seth Rudetsky! They have been sponsored by our long-time friends at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and will be flying down direct from New York that same day after two performances earlier that week.

Click HERE to learn more about the stars of this year's Red Ribbon Gala. In addition to these stellar entertainers, we have put together an outstanding list of local chefs to prepare the Gala menu for you. Here's a preview of all the deliciousness that'll be served.


• Beef Short Rib and Oyster Duo served two ways, first warm with cauliflower mousse, second shaved "skin" of short rib - Chef Thierry Blouet, Café des Artistes

• Beet Cannelloni stuffed with goat cheese, pecans, berries, a touch of peach purée, with an infusion of star anise and cinnamon - Chef Elvira Prado, Taste @ Casa Cupula

• Fig, Prosciutto And Burrata Bruschetta • OR • Crispy Shrimp Skewers with mango dipping sauce - Chef Guillermo Wulff, Barrio Bistro, and Chef Simone Bigazzi, Da Simone


• Thai Ceviche with citrus air - Chef Gerardo Sandoval of Sandoval Catering, and Chef Everardo Robles, Le Kliff


• Beef Filet Sous Vide with Robuchon mashed potatoes, portobello/gorgonzola gravy • OR • Tagliatelle Primavera - Chef Joel Ornelas, Tintoque & Chef Salvatore Domanti, La Posta


• Citrus Tart with seasonal fruit and yuzu ice cream - Molecular Chef Guenther Auerbach Casillas and Chef Elias, Sapien Catering

• Selection of Chocolates - Eduardo Soto, Kakawa Chocolates and ChocoMuseo

• Berry Sorbet with tequila, mint & passionfruit - Angel Alvarez, Magic Gourmet Catering

One other huge enhancement is the larger and closer-in venue! This year, Mantamar Beach Club, part of the Almar Luxury Hotel, has generously donated their space to us for the Gala! We will thus be able to accommodate more guests and have more fun! (And not so many steps to get to the venue!)

Yet another innovation for this year is a raffle of cool prizes donated by numerous local businesses! The Grand Prize is a three-night stay in the Penthouse of the Petit Mercedes Boutique Hotel in the Zona Romantica, and there will be quite a few other hotel stays, free dinner coupons, and steep discounts at local businesses.

Once again, the Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala to benefit SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Wellness Center, will be held on Wednesday, December 5, at the Mantamar Beach Club on Los Muertos Beach. Individual tickets are $2000 pesos, tables of 10 are $20,000 and include reserved seating, and VIP tables are $25,000 with special service and seating. Tickets are available online at, with Marc Sarreo at Applegate Realtors at Olas Altas #477A, and at the concierge desk at Almar Resort on Calle Santa Barbara.

Last year's event sold out, and even with the large event venue this time, with this entertainment lineup, we expect the event to sell out again, so get your tickets TODAY!

Thank you once again for your support of SETAC, and we hope to see you next week!

Located at Aldanaca 178 4A & 4B, in the Colonia Versalles of neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, SETAC is a non-profit community and wellness center whose mission is to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the greater Banderas Bay region through education, detection and prevention. Free counseling, testing, treatments and referrals for HIV and other sexual transmitted illness are just some of the free services SETAC provides to the entire population, without prejudice or discrimination. For more information, follow SETAC on Facebook, visit the website, call (322) 224-1974 or email contacto(at)

Click HERE to learn more about Centro Comunitario SETAC.