Friday, October 18, 2013

Baja Med

      Photo: Mercadito

A group of chefs in Baja have created a culinary trend called Baja Med. It’s a fusion of Mexican with influences from the Mediterranean and Asia. My kind of food since Mexican and Asian are among my favorites.

Baja Med mixes Mexican ingredients such as local Mexican cheeses with lemon grass and olive oil. It's improved the last three years by promoting major Baja food festivals.

That topped with the fact that Baja is one of the major vegetable, seafood and wine producer in Mexico, signature dishes have been generated and include tempura fish tacos which I had the pleasure of eating when I was in Baja last year.

       Photos: Restaurants

In the Guadalupe Valley, Chef Jaír Tellez's restaurants Laja and Corazón de Tierra are famous for the cuisine.

The Fiesta de la Vendimia, the wine harvest festival in Valle de Guadalupe, is a good excuse to go and sample both the wines of the region but also the Baja Med. The almost month long wine festival is a party that few Americans are aware of.

My favorite place in Cabo: Ediths on Medano Beach.

Buen Apetito!