Sunday, July 31, 2016

First Look: Conchas de Piedra

Here are a couple pictures of Drew Deckman's new raw bar, Conchas de Piedra, located on the grounds of the Casa de Piedra Winery.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

New Restaurant/Food Truck: Osadía

Osadía, a campestre/food truck, recently opened in San Antonio de las Minas in what will eventually be the site of Telefonica Gastro Park - Valle de Guadalupe.

Hat tip to David at Valle Wine Life for this info.

Osadía - Facebook

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Restaurant Report: Life & Food - Conchas de Piedra

As always Life & Food's pictures are lovely.

Rancho Sordo Mudo Needs Your Help

The fire on Friday that has forced the campestre Silvestre to close for the season also did significant damage to Rancho Sordo Mudo (school for the deaf).  A GoFundMe page has been set up to rebuild and replace items lost in the fire.

I urge everyone who has enjoyed visiting Valle de Guadalupe to make a donation. (I have)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Silvestre Closed Due to Fire

There was a very serious fire in the eastern part of the Valle on Friday. As a result of the fire Benito and Solange's campestre, Silvestre, will be closed until further notice.

Winery Spotlight: En'kanto

Just wanted to wanted to direct a little attention towards this boutique winery located in San Antonio de las Minas.

BTW, they also have a lovely room that is available on Airbnb.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

New Restaurant: Restaurante Nomada Cocina Itinerante

Restaurante Nomada as the name suggests does not have a permanent location.  It is currently set up at Vinícola Nativo where it will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 - 7:00.

New Restaurant: Conchas de Piedra Opens July 21

Conchas de Piedra is the first of what will eventually be three new Drew Deckman restaurants.  This project will be a raw bar that will open in conjunction with Casa de Piedra's new tasting room.

The thought of eating fresh oysters and drinking Casa de Piedra's sparkling Espuma de Piedra in the a lovely setting makes me a little dizzy.


Concert: Mijares Sinfónico at Origenes del Valle - August 13


On a side note - I keep track of the Valle pretty closely, but I have to admit I have never heard of the venue Origines del Valle.  I'll certainly update this post when I learn more.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Travel Guide: Vogue - Valle de Guadalupe

Here is Vogue's rather generic guide to the Valle:

Airbnb Listing: Guadalupe Valley Artsy House


A little over three years ago I checked Airbnb for places to stay in the Valle and there was exactly one listing.  That has certainly changed.   The Valle currently has about 30 Airbnb listings with seemingly more places to stay added every week.

I try to keep an up-to-date list here:

Sunday, July 3, 2016

New Restaurant: Chef Jorge Aranda's 360 Cocina Sustenable at Clos de Tres Cantos

Via Chef Jorge Aranda's Facebook page:
Me complace compartir con todos que 360 Cocina Sustentable ofialmente estará operando dentro de Clos De Tres Cantos. Muchas gracias Joaquin Moya y Maria Benitez por su confianza.
He plans to be open at the end of July in time for the Fiestas de la Vendimia.

Jorge Aranda - Facebook

Clos de Tres Cantos - Facebook

Friday, July 1, 2016

Concert: Sin Bandera at El Cielo - September 17

LWP Group's One Bunk Concept - Valle de Guadalupe

One Bunk the combination hotel/Airbnb concept with locations in San Diego and Tijuana is expanding to Valle de Guadalupe.   No details yet, other than hints that it will be near Javier Placencia's Finca Altozano.

One Bunk - Barrio Logan - San Diego

One Bunk - Facebook