This weekend Fuego Restaurant and Lounge posted renderings of their upcoming remodel/expansion on Facebook. They hope to be finished in time for their third anniversary in April and plan to remain open during construction.
Starting today Carlos Mariscal's food truck, La Pinche Francés, will be serving French bistrot favorites at Viñas de la Erre. The current plan is to be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon until 5:00 PM.
The amount of growth in the Valle in the last few years has been mind boggling and keeping track of all the new wineries and restaurants is close to impossible. That being said major venues don't usually slip under my radar, but somehow Viñas de Frannes escaped my notice.
Based upon the pictures it's an impressive facility.
In addition to the winery there is also a restaurant on the property.
Welcome to 2016 and our new series of monthly Guest Chefs!
Like last year, we invite culinary friends from near and far to come and burn firewood with us on Rancho Mogor and collaborate in an intimate meal featuring the finest sustainable ingredients the Baja has to offer.
Our "Workshop" begins at 7 pm with a Kumiai Oyster cocktail and then at 8pm we share a table to celebrate our Valley and the abundance in it. Each Chef does at least one plate paired with Guadalupe Valley Wines, Craft Beers and Distillates.
Our first Workshop includes some very dear friends:
After the Valle received a very much needed 5 inches of rain last week, several of the wineries posted reassuring notices on social media that the Valle's dirt roads were passable and that their tasting rooms were open. While I'm sure all the wineries are are currently accessible, as the roads dry, it's going to be a very bumpy ride getting to them.
Christopher Barnes went to Baja earlier this year and talked with many of the Valle's winery owners, industry insiders, and chefs. The interviews that were originally published on the Grape Collective website have now been collected in the form of an ebook.
Even after September when the Mexican government started enforcing the law we never stopped to get an FMM Tourist Permit on our trips to the Valle. After reading this information from DBTC we will probably do so in the future.
With very successful restaurants in Valle de Guadalupe, Tijuana, and San Diego Javier Placencia has become the face of the Baja culinary explosion. His web site is a good place to check out the JP empire.