Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Trip Report: Rick Bayless (Yes, that Rick Bayless)

Chef Rick Bayless recently made a whirlwind trip to our neck of the woods with stops in San Diego, Tijuana, Ensenada, and Valle de Guadalupe.  

Here's his report:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Shout Out: Whitney A. - La Cocina de Doña Esthela

Event: Verbena Navideña en el Valle (Christmas in the Wine Valley) - Vinedo Alximia

Via Facebook:

Verbena Navideña en el Valle... ya para el segundo año!!
¡Música, vino, comida y más!

"Christmas in the Wine Valley"... now for the 2nd year!!
Music, wine, food and more!

Escapa de la locura y festeja la Navidad entre viñedos en el Valle de Guadalupe. 

Escape the craziness of the holidays and get into the holiday spirit amongst the vineyards of Valle de Guadalupe, near Ensenada, BC.

Ven a disfrutar de música en vivo con cantantes del coro de la Ópera de San Diego, vinos de Alximia y comida a cargo del Chef Martin San Roman.

Come enjoy holiday music at it's finest, with powerful voices from the San Diego Opera Chorus, wines from Alximia and food prepared by the one and only Chef Martin San Roman.

También podrás comprar regalos distintos de nuestros diferentes expositores y apoyar el comercio local.

Still need a few presents? There'll be local merchants selling their artisanal food products and more!

$200.00 pesos

$200.00 pesos

El evento empiece a las 2:00pm, musica en vivo a las 3:00pm.

Event starts at 2:00pm, live music at 3:00pm.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Tour: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival - Expedition: Baja

Photo credit: Edgar Lima


08:30 Meeting at Pick-Up Location
09:00 Departure from San Diego
11:00 Baja Wine + Food Reception/Winery tour at Finca La Carrodilla 
12:00 Lunch at Finca La Carrodilla with Executive Chef Flor Franco 
14:30 Wine tasting at Torres Alegre y Familia Winery
16:00 Wine tasting at Adobe Guadalupe Winery
17:30 Departure from Valle de Guadalupe
19:00 Dinner at Mision 19 with Chef/Owner Javier Plascencia
21:30 Return to San Diego

New Lodging: El Encinal @ Vinos y Villas Maglen

Vinos y Villas Maglen is a collection of properties that includes an event venue, the restaurant Ha Che, and the Hotel Tesela.  They have recently added another hotel named El Encinal.

Trip Report: WINEnormous

I'm a bit tardy with this link that is dated August 23, 2015.

La Cocina de Doña Esthela - Finca La Carrodilla - Estacíon de Oficios El Porvenir  (La Esuelita) - Clos de Tres Cantos

Baja's Incredible Valle de Guadalupe

Thursday, November 5, 2015

TV Show: Sam the Cooking Guy - 2 Days in Baja - Day 2

Here's a nice introduction to the Valle.

Sam spends some time at La Cocina de Doña Esthela,  La Cooperativa, Monte Xanic, Deckman's and then hits a couple spots in Ensenada.