Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Event Report: Cur8eur - Chef's Plate 4

I can confirm that the weather was perfect and the wine flowed freely.

Here's Marie Daniels's report and extensive photo gallery:

Valle de Guadalupe is Hoppin'

Photo credit: @lacasadellupulo on Instagram

You may have noticed a sign on Highway 3 in Valle de Guadalupe for Rancho Loza.  What you may not have known is that the primary crop of the rancho is hops.  And, from the looks of the picture they posted today it's going to be a good year for beer drinkers.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Restaurant Report: San Diego City Beat - El Jardin por Ryan Steyn

"The yellowtail itself was perfectly seared on the outside, raw on the inside, with a drizzle of sauce that mimicked a Japanese ponzu but with a deeper umami feel. Caviar, radish and maize garnishes provided textural contrast, arugula offered freshness and avocado brought richness." 

Vendemia Event: Bubble Trouble @ Malva - August 19

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Shout Out: USA Today - Valle de Guadalupe

This article isn't exactly a fountain of  new and useful information, but it does expose some of the Valle's highlights to a wider audience.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Trip Report: Taste Le Lopez

Another traveler becomes smitten with the Valle.

Restaurant Report: Life & Food - Bracero

Bracero is not in Valle de Guadalupe (it's in San Diego) but Javier Plascencia's newest restaurant is influenced heavily by its sister establishment, Finca Altozano. 

Here's Life & Food's first look:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dinner Event: Chefs Alex Atala and Diego Hernandez at Corazon de Tierra - July 24

"Brazil is a region with a millenary culinary tradition of its own. 

To juxtaposition that tradition with Baja Californian innovation is to paint plates with history. There is no better duo than Alex Atala from D.O.M. in Sao Paulo + Diego Hernández from Corazón de Tierra in Valle de Guadalupe to make history in Brazilian-Mexican culinary relations. 

Guests are invited to partake an intimate pre-dinner gathering with the Chefs followed by a set menu of 6-courses paired with local wine, beer and mezcal. We partnered with our friends at Club Tengo Hambre to offer private roundtrip transportation from SoCal."

Valle de Guadalupe Tips: Baja Winery Tours

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Valle de Guadalupe's Climate

Just an FYI - I have added a link to a site that has temperature and rainfall information for Valle de Guadalupe.  The link is titled "Climate Summary" and is located in the "Resources" section located in the sidebar on the right side of the page.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015