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A Taste of Mérida is back!

March 1st, 2023

Fundacíon BAI’s annual gala event featuring 5 superb wine and gourmet food pairings by Merida’s best Chefs and restaurants, along with a silent auction is the spring event not to be missed.

We are working together with our sponsors and hosts at Hacienda Santa Cruz along with noted International Chefs and a Sommelier who will delight our palate: Sara Arnaud (Apoala and Tatemar), Stefano Marcelletti (Oliva Enoteca), Alex Méndez (Astro Bistro), Adrián Marcos (Catrín), Gabriel Celis (El Templo Gastro-Barrio) and Javier Toledo (La Castellana).

Thank's to your kindness we are helping the Yucatán Community in the prevention of HIV, STIs and teenage pregnancies.

Together, "We Are Making a Difference!"

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Doors open at 6 pm at the elegant Hacienda Santa Cruz.


Tickets are on sale now. $2,000 pesos per person.

Call Holly Theriault at 999 351 5780 to purchase your ticket and reserve your seat at the table!


This is one of our two annual “Signature” fundraisers organized by Fundación BAI, to help prevent HIV, STIs and teenage pregnancies, the other being our popular “Mérida Showcase of Homes Tour” every November.

The evening sells out weeks before since it’s now considered the “must attend” event of the Spring. Elegantly dressed friends and supporters arrive, clutching their precious tickets for the much anticipated extravaganza. One is immediately won over on entering the grand entranceway, greeted by a glass of chilled prosecco! Perfect for quenching your thirst on a humid evening – what a fabulous idea!

Then, meandering through the gorgeous hotel that has been lovingly and tastefully designed to the highest standards, one can explore the extensive grounds. The event had been perfectly set up. Way to go for Alejandro Baz, Javier Morales and Jorge Guerrero and the team at Ambienta Mérida! More than 200 of us were creatively accommodated at the venue, which was not only comfortable but also open and airy enough to walk around and mingle between courses and check out the awesome items for the silent auction.

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We thank our sponsors and people who helped make this one of our most important and exclusive events.


Myrna Valdez &
Harley Moore

Les Worley &
Casey Anderson

Sally & Bill Russ

Theresa &
Danny McAnnar

Gilbert Ballard & Ted Holden
(In Memoriam)

Myles Itkin & Robert Conroy



Edward Lukasek &
Robert Bates

John Bradshaw &
Alan DiCamillo

Rob Teichman &
Roy Bickford

Jan &
Chilton Greer


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Tita Sokoloff

Carlos Rivero &
Omar Padrón


Maurice Curcio


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Julie Hoover


Patricia Russom Quiñones & Carlos Quiñones Aponte

Tulio Mora

David Aldrich

Robert & Vicky Fabbri

David Wade

Jose Claros

Elisa Thompson

Tracy & Dan Mickle

Anne Holland

Narces Alcocer

Thanks to you we can continue with our important work !

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