Rancho La Puerta Culinary Events

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Rancho La Puerta has release the dates for its next two Brunch Wine Bazar events, set to take place on November 20 and December 4. The Brunch Wine Bazar is an incredible day of Baja Med Cuisine from the Ranch’s La Cocina Que Canta; culinary demonstrations; delicious wine tastings featuring Valle de Guadalupe wines, and a dedicated Bazar, featuring goods handcrafted in Mexico. The brunch wine bazar at Rancho La Puerta includes a gourmet farm brunch, including seasonal dishes such as Executive Chef Denise Roa’s white fish ceviche with tropical fruit and chilies; grilled tostadas de pulpo topped with apple parsley slaw; housemade jams and fresh baked breads, all accompanied by a dynamic range of Valle de Guadalupe wine tastings and pairings.

All brunches will be set in the idyllic beauty of the organic farm at La Cocina Que Canta, where guests can browse the finely curated pop-up Bazar spotlighting authentic local Mexican crafts including reusable shopping bags, house wares, hammocks, candles and of course, Valle de Guadalupe wines. Roundtrip transportation from San Diego is also offered for all brunch wine bazar guests. Tickets for the upcoming fall / winter dates: November 20 and December 4 are $180.34 per person, including complimentary round-trip transportation from San Diego, and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

The Baja Culinary Fest — The Baja Culinary Fest, which will take place October 27-30 will bring together 40 guest chefs from Mexico (including eight traditional Mexican cooks or “Mayoras” from Sonora, Michoacán, Baja California, Sinaloa and Oaxaca), Argentina and the U.S. for conferences, dinners, demos and classes. Below are the many chefs taking part—all of whom have been inspired by or continue to inspire and shape Baja cuisine. La Cocina Que Canta (at Rancho La Puerta) will also host an amazing dinner and wine pairing on Saturday, October 29 from 4-10pm that will bring 15 of Baja’s best female chefs together (the ladies below) for one night only to prepare a diner using only all local ingredients, with wines from four wineries paired by Sommelier Ana Laura Martinez (with a fun, Day of the Dead theme). Chef Denise Roa of La Cocina que Canta will host the group alongside her sous-chef Reyna Veneers.

Tickets for the Oct. 29 dinner at La Cocina Que Canta, “El sabor de las Mujeres de Baja” can be purchased here: http://www.rancholapuerta.com/culinaryfest/.

The following chefs outside Baja California will be taking part in the Baja Culinary Fest:

Chef Xavier Perez Stone – Axiote, Riviera Maya
Chef Christine Rivera — Galaxy Taco, San Diego, Ca.
Chef Jonatan Gomez Luna – Le Chique, Riviera Maya
Chef Juan Pablo Loza – Rosewood Mayacoba, Riviera Maya
Chef Eduardo Garcia – Maximo, CDMX
Chef Tomas Bermudez – La Docena, Guadalajara
Cocinera Celia Froylan – Quince Letras, Oaxaca
Chef Carlos Salgado – Taco Maria, Los Angeles, Ca.
Chef Matthew Beaudin — Monterey, Ca.

The following Baja California chefs will be taking part in the Baja Culinary Fest:

Chef Javier Plascencia — Misión 19, Tijuana
Chef Jair Tellez — Verde y Crema, Tijuana
Chef Ruffo Ibarra — ORYX Capital, Tijuana
Chef Claudette Wilkins Zepeda — Formerly of Bracero, San Diego, Ca. (now at Ixcuintla)
Chef Adria Montaño — Don Ramen, Tijuana
Chef Mariela Monzano — Lugar de Nos, Tecate
Chef Flor Franco — Encuentro Guadalupe, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada
Chef Ismene Venegas — El Pinar de 3 Mujeres, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada
Chef Denise Roa — La Cocina Que Canta, Tecate

About Rancho La Puerta

Founded in 1940 and the first true fitness resort and spa in North America, Rancho La Puerta, welcomes guests to 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows with an approach to wellness that strikes a true mind, body and spirit balance. Facilities, programs, and amenities are all available for exclusive use by guests during three-, four- or seven-day stays. Inclusive rates cover accommodations, fitness classes, hikes and activities, gourmet vegetarian meals (seafood options included), activities and special presentations. Spa treatments, personal training sessions and cooking classes at The Ranch’s La Cocina Que Canta cooking school are available à la carte throughout the course of a stay.

Situated at the juncture of the Laguna and Sierra Juarez mountain ranges, Rancho La Puerta is located 3 miles from the Tecate, Baja California, U.S.-Mexico border and within an hour and a half drive of downtown San Diego.