Posts Categorized: Food

Baja Foodie Finds With Scott Koenig: Restaurante Lunario Shoots for the Moon

Celestial fare on offer at new Valle de Guadalupe restaurant   By W. Scott Koenig     Motivational speaker Les Brown famously said, “Shoot for the moon and if you miss, you’ll still be among the stars.” This holds true for rising culinary star chef Sheyla Alvarado — whose new eatery Restaurante Lunario at winery Lomita… Read more »

Baja Foodie Finds With Scott Koenig: Jungle-to-Table Dining at Acre Baja

Al fresco eatery delights with local ingredients, eco ambience   By: W. Scott Koenig     In the past decade, Baja California Sur’s culinary options have evolved from tourist-friendly eateries and fish taco stands to include elegant, design-forward al fresco farm-to-table dining destinations. Restaurants such as Hierbabuena Hortaliza in El Pescadero, Jazamango in Todos Santos… Read more »

Three Hens, an Earthquake, and a Book

The History of Restaurant Tre Galline in the Valle de Guadalupe By W. Scott Koenig     When we visited Tre Galline in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur in 2012, we had no idea that chef Angelo Dal Bon and his family were opening a new location later that year a thousand miles to the… Read more »

Las Rocas Ups Its Food Game

Chef Mario Medina opens four new restaurants at Rosarito Beach resort By W. Scott Koenig     When I first met chef Mario Medina, he was executive chef at Finch’s Bistro in La Jolla, California. At Finch’s, Mario turned out hearty seasonal plates of European bistro cuisine with just a touch of Mexican panache. Think… Read more »

Restaurant LaX at Alximia

A Perfect Pairing in the Valle de Guadalupe   By: W. Scott Koenig In the Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California’s wine country, there’s nothing better than a thoughtfully-prepared and delicious dish crafted of fresh local ingredients accompanied by a glass of one of the region’s earthy red blends or monovarietals. And when the menu is… Read more »

Estación Central: A Tantalizing Rendezvous

Tijuana Cantina & Restaurant Caters to Travelers, Locals By: W. Scott Koenig I visited Tijuana for the first time after moving to San Diego in 1994. The Mexicoach—a roundtrip bus service that shuttled day trippers between San Ysidro and Mexico’s westernmost border city—was the easiest way for the uninitiated to get there and back. The… Read more »

Il Massimo: Italian for Everyone

Il_Massimo_Ensenada

Ensenada eatery offers both familiar and epicurean fare By: W. Scott Koenig   Italian restaurants in Ensenada range from commercial “red sauce” joints – where pedestrian fare such as pizza, spaghetti and lasagna appeal to the diner seeking nothing more than a familiar and filling meal – to trattorias such as Da Toni, a gourmand’s… Read more »

Festival of Shellfish & New Wine: A Delicious Anniversary

Ensenada celebrates festival’s 20th year April 29 – May 5 By: W. Scott Koenig   The port city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico showcases its gastronomic bounty from the Pacific to its five wine valleys again this year during the 20th Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo (Festival of Shellfish and New Wine)…. Read more »