Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Foodie Tips: Gringo in Mexico

Friend of the blog, Scott Koenig, offers up some of his Baja culinary favorites (including several from the Valle) in his latest blog post.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Adobe Guadalupe Food Truck Open 12/31 and 1/1

Leda passed along the following info via Facebook this morning.

Amigos del Adobe Food Truck feliz primer día de invierno; como verán este martes 22 de diciembre no podremos abrir el camión debido a la lluvia. Aprovechamos para avisarles que el 24 y el 25 de diciembre no abriremos por las fiestas navideñas. Sin embargo, para fin de año trabajaremos de manera normal... a menos que llueva. ¡Salud y felices fiestas!
Dear friends of the Adobe Food Truck happy first day of winter! As you can see, we won´t be able to open the food truck due to the rain today December 22nd. As the holidays are around the corner, we won´t be open the 24th and the 25th as well. However, for we will be working as usual 31st of December as the 1st of January... unless is raining. Enjoy this rainy Tuesday
Leda Gamboa Rojas - Facebook

Monday, December 21, 2015

Wine Tips: Arturo Bedenstet

After blind tasting nearly 600 Mexican wines Arturo Bodenstet lists his favorites.  The Valle is well represented.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Trip Report: FoodWineTravelChix,com

La Cocina de Doña Esthela - Finca La Carrodilla - Estacion de Oficios - Clos de Tres Cantos - Casa Mayoral -  La Guerrerense - Museo del Vinos - Cuatro Cuatros

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Telefonica Gastro Park Coming to the Valle?

I was doing a little research in advance of a quick trip to Tijuana and noticed this picture on Telefonica Gastro Park's Facebook page.  I have no other information other than it's coming soon, but I'll be sure to post further details as soon as they become available.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lodging Report: Airbnb - Cozy Cabin

We were empty nesters this past Thanksgiving, so we took the opportunity to head to the Valle and have Thanksgiving dinner at Drew Deckman's chef's table.  (BTW, having a Michelin starred chef prepare the turkey feast is highly recommended.)  

In need of a place stay we rented the "Cozy Cabin" through Airbnb.  It's nicely appointed, reasonably priced ($80), and is in very convenient location (San Antonio de las Minas).


Cozy cabin in Baja's wine country

Travel Guide: Don't Quit Your Daydream - Valle de Guadalupe

I received an email today from "dreamingbosslady" pointing me to a guide to Valle de Guadalupe she had put together.  Its extensive and the printable map and listings of wineries, eateries, and lodging looks to be a useful planning tool.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Desert Nest Zip Line

Valle visitors who crave an activity a little more extreme than wine tasting no longer have to travel very far to get their adrenaline rushes.  

Cuatro Cuatros now offers thrill seekers zip lining.

Deckman's December Dates

Deckman's En El Mogor - Facebook

El Pinar Cocina de Ismene - Closed for the Season

It was only a couple years ago that the Valle's campestres (open air seasonal restaurants) were only open a month or two.  It's a sign of the Valle's vitality that the campestre season now runs from March through December.  And, in the case Finca Altozano, Malva, and Deckmans the season is year round.

El Pinar - Cocina de Ismene -- Facebook

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Winery Report: Decantos Vinícola

We made a quick trip to the Valle last Thursday and visited the new Decantos Vinícola for the first time.

It is a state of art facility with a million dollar view.

Next time we'll check out their food.

We will be back.