Posts Categorized: Food

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 »

Culinary Corner November 2018

Corazon de Tierra

New Season of PBS’s “Pati’s Mexican Table” Featuring Baja California The PBS show “Pati’s Mexican Table” is featuring Baja California for all of season seven. Part travelogue, part cooking show, the episodes follow Pati as she explores the region and then cooks recipes inspired by her travels. From Tijuana to Cabo, the season covers the… Read more »

Casual Seafood Options in La Paz

Mariscos El Molinito La Paz

Baja California Sur capital is a mariscos mecca     By W. Scott Koenig La Paz is ground zero for mariscos (Mexican style seafood) in Baja California Sur. Most local restaurants buy from aquaculture farms, fishing cooperatives, the town’s seafood market, or directly from Sea of Cortez fishermen—who stop by every morning with the catch… Read more »

Animalón Opens for Second Season

Animalón_Valle_de_Guadalupe

LA chef Oscar Torres named Executive Chef of Valle de Guadalupe pop-up     By W. Scott Koenig ENSENADA, B.C. — Before describing the imaginative food, the transporting atmosphere and the overall experience of dining at Animalón—chef Javier Plascencia’s seasonal pop-up restaurant in the Valle de Guadalupe—let’s get one thing straight about “the tree.” To… Read more »

Where to Eat in Tecate Now

El Lugar de Nos Tecate

Tiny Pueblo Mágico’s dining scene moves beyond provincial By: W. Scott Koenig In 2012, Mexico’s tourism board designated Tecate as Baja California’s only Pueblo Mágico due to its Spanish Colonial charm and provincial character. And for the most part, Tecate’s cuisine has largely reflected the small-town character of its populace. In the 1990s, my wife and… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Restaurants with Views

While Baja California is home to some incredible food, there’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal with a side of sweeping views. Here are a few of our favorite spots along the peninsula for enjoying impressive vistas while you eat and drink.   Finca Altozano (Valle de Guadalupe, BC) Information: www.fincaltozano.com, tel: 011-52-646-156-8045 Why We Love… Read more »