Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Upcoming Events - Valle de Guadalupe



I can't promise I'll get everything happening in the Valle listed, but I've added a page of upcoming events to the blog.  

The link labeled "Calendar of Events" is located at the top of the page.

Shout Out: Baja Winery Tours - Sustainability


Although there are a few factual errors in their post this week, the overall gist of the article is spot on.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Restaurant 360: La Esperanza Baja Med Cocina


Recently I noticed a spike in the number of searches for La Esperanza, so in an effort to make searching for information easier I aggregated some relevant links onto one post.  






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Event: Chef's Plate 4




Chef’s Plate, the ultimate traveling cooking competition, is heading south of the border to the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja, Mexico.  Often called the “Napa of Mexico”, those in the know have been privy to its unique character that gives it a flavor of its own.  On Saturday July 25th, 2015 (5-9pm) three of Baja’s top chefs will be cooking whole lambs fresh from the farms of El Mogor served family style to 140 guests.




Tickets purchased!  Looking forward to this event.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sneak Peek: Decantos Vinícola


How cool is this?

Decantos Vinícola gave us this sneak peak on Facebook of their still under construction winery and tasting room   

They expect to be open this summer.




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I really need to update this post - 5 Wineries With Spectacular Views





Thursday, June 11, 2015

Shout Out: LA Weekly - Valle de Guadalupe


Intrepid (in•tre•pid) fearless; adventurous

C'mon, LA Weekly.  Is bravery really needed to cross the border and to drive on well maintained highways to reach Valle de Guadalupe?  


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dueling Baja Dinners in San Diego 6/18

Hey San Diego, you have a couple of opportunities to enjoy the wine and food of Valle de Guadalupe on Thursday, June 18. 

Chef Martin San Roman (La Terrassee) has a 5 course dinner at Dobson's Bar & Restaurant which will feature the wines Torres Alegre y Familia. 

Reservations: 619-231-6771




Also on the 18th, Baja Wine & Food and Planet Rooth are hosting their second Barrel Smoker Dinner.  Chefs Drew Deckman (Deckman's En El Mogor), Ryan Steyn (El Jardin de Guadalupe) and Karla Navarro will feature dishes from Gustaf Rooth's wine barrel smokers.  Wines from Monte Xanic will be served.



Friday, June 5, 2015

Lodging Report: Life & Food - Cuatro Cuatros


Cuatro Cuatros is located just outside of Valle de Guadalupe and its tent cabins offer a great lodging option for Valle visitors.  


BTW, it's not mentioned in Life & Food's post but Cuatro Cuatros's outdoor bar, El Mirador, has a world class ocean view. 

Photo credit: @vallegualifornia


Photo Gallery: Cintia Soto - TrasLomita


Here's a link to Cintia Soto's photographs of Chef Humberto Aviles and his campestre TrasLomita located in the vineyards of Hacienda La Lomita.






Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Shout Out: Fine Magazine - Monte Xanic and Hacienda La Lomita


Best?  How about excellent?

Valle de Guadalupe's Best Wineries Revealed

Award Alert: La Cocina de Doña Esthela - Best Breakfast


I love Doña Esthela's.  It is absolutely one of my favorite places in the Valle, but to name their machaca con huevos "Best Breakfast in the World" is just silly.

Here is W. Scott Koenig (Gringo in Mexico) with the details.

Baja's La Cocina de Doña Esthela named FoodieHub “Best Breakfast in the World”

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Reviews and additional information here:  Doña Esthela 360