Culinary Corner August 2023

Valle de Guadalupe Fiestas de la Vendimia

The 2023 Fiestas de la Vendimia is currently taking place in Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada until August 26. Tickets are currently on sale via the Provino website for the Concurso de Paeallas, one of the biggest and most popular events that takes place on the last day of the festival.

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Valle Oceanside Earns Michelin Star

Chef Roberto Alcocer recently earned a Michelin Star for his restaurant Valle Oceanside, located in Oceanside, CA. Chef Alcocer also owns Malva restaurant located in Valle de Guadalupe. Both restaurants offer an incredible dining experience with delicious and locally-sourced food.

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Masienda Now Available in Whole Foods

Mexican heirloom corn masa supplier, Masienda, now has masa available for sale nationwide in Whole Foods.You can use the Masienda website to find a place near you to purchase masa.

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Caesar Salad Celebrates 99 Years

Tijuana’s iconic caesar salad just celebrated its 99th birthday! First created on July 4, 1924 at Caesar’s Restaurant on Tijuana’s Avenida Revolución, you can still have the famous salad served tableside in the same spot. To learn more about the history of the salad, read this Union Tribune article.

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Bar Andaluz Margarita Festival

On Saturday, August 26th, Bar Andaluz at the Riviera del Pacifico in Ensenada, will be having a margarita festival to celebrate 75 years of the iconic beverage. Ensenada has a long-standing battle over the birthplace of the margarita. You can find out more about the margarita festival on the Bar Andaluz Facebook page.

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Dobson’s “Flavors of Baja” Event

Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant in San Diego will be hosting a special “Flavors of Baja” evening with chefs Martín San Roman and Ryan Steyn serving a 5-course dinner paired with wines from Baja. Please call 619-231-6771 to make reservations.

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