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Ensenada’s New Wine and Seafood Festival 2013: Be Part of Winemaking, Food and Aquaculture

Ensenada’s New Wine and Seafood Festival 2013: Winemaking, Food and Aquaculture!

By Provino (in coordination with Baja.com)

Called the Festival de las Conchas y El Vino, this is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year in Mexico’s wine country, Ensenada!

concahs y vinos

Join in for three days of activities (April 19, 20, 21) and get to know the wide variety of produce of the Baja California region through conferences, workshops, icebreaker-cocktail parties, culinary demonstrations, barbecues and day-trips to mussel and abalone cultivation farms. The wine and seafood festival is a chance to really experience and understand why Baja is achieving universal recognition in the world of high end cuisine.  It also provides an opportunity, through themed dinners at outstanding restaurants, to meet chefs and see how fresh and local ingredients are used in Baja’s gastronomy.  Make your reservations now…this books up quickly and so do hotels and vacation rentals in the region!

The Wine & Seafood Festival schedule includes day-trips to mussel and clam cultivation farms.

The Wine & Seafood Festival schedule includes day-trips to mussel and clam cultivation farms.

The closing event will be held at the luxurious Coral & Marina Hotel with a full-on festival where you will sample regional seafood and the best wines of the region.

 Schedule of Activities for the New Wine and Seafood Festival 

Day 1

Friday, April 19th

Geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck) clam farming workshop
To learn more about the management of geoduck clams.
Where: Main Conference Room – Academic Exchange Department-University of Baja California.
From 8 a.m.-3.30 p.m.

Day-trip to Erendira, Baja California to visit the abalone farms.
Starts: 10:30 am
Meeting point: Culinary Arts Faculty at the University of Baja California.
Cost: $270 pesos (includes transportation from Ensenada and lunch)
Tickets available in the Provino Comitee offices.

Ice-breaking event with local producers
Wine tasting and ceviche tasting by La Guerrerense (one of the most famous seafood purveyors in the world!).
Where: Coral & Marina Hotel
Cost:  $220 pesos
Time:  Starts at 7 p.m.

Day 2

Saturday April 20th

Cooking demonstration and lectures by guest chefs and winemakers
Time: 10 am
Free Admission
Where: Culinary Arts Faculty at the University of Baja California.

Cooking demonstration by:
Chef José Luis Estevan, Restaurante Estudio Millesime, D.F.
Chef Felipe Gómez, Hotel Hotsson, León Guanajuato.
Chef Arturo Fernández, Restaurante Raíz, D.F.
Chef Cassandra Beretta, Hoteles Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta.
Chef Eduardo García, Restaurante Máximo Bistrot Local, D.F.

Winemakers lectures by:
Hugo D´Acosta, Casa de Piedra
Jose Durand, Sinergi VT
Christoph Gartner, Vinisterra
Thomas Egli, Casa de Piedra
Daniel Lonnberg, Adobe Guadalupe

Day-trip by boat to the Mussel farms
Time: 7 am
Meeting point: Ensenada Pier
Cost: $270 pesos

Visit to Maxmar Aquaculture Laboratory
Time: 10:30 am
Meeting Point: Viento Gastromic Complex in El Sauzal
Cost:  $270

Day 3

Sunday April 21st

Barbeque   
Culinary workshop: Learn to cook with shells.   Host Chef:  Max Bonacci, Restaurant Take it Easy, San Diego
Time: 3 p.m
Where: Viento Gastromic Complex in El Sauzal.

New Wine and Seafood Festival 
Wine Tasting and food samples
Time: Noon
Where: Coral & Marina Hotel
Cost: $400 Mexican Pesos
Free for kids up to 12 years

Cultivated oysters are one of the stars of the New Wine and Food Festival.

Cultivated oysters are one of the stars of the New Wine and Food Festival.

For a full schedule of activities visit the Provino website and follow us on Facebook www.provinoac.org @ FiestasdelaVendimiaOficial
More information: comiteprovino@gmail.com Phones (646) 178 30 38 and 178 29 49

To find out about Baja.com tours and other activities in Mexico’s wine country, visit Baja.com!

THEMED DINNERS AT BAJA’S TOP RESTAURANTS:

Laja Restaurant   Chef Arturo Fernández, Restaurante Raíz, D.F.
Reservations:
Tel. +52 (646) 155 25 56
www.lajamexico.com

La Manzanilla Chef José Luis Estevan, Restaurante Estudio Millesime, D.F.
Reservations
Tel. + 52 (646) 175 70 73
www.rmanzanilla.com

La Contra  Chef Eduardo García, Restaurante Máximo Bistrot Local, D.F.
Reservations:
Tel. +52 (646) 178 82 13 and 156 52 60
vinoslacontra@gmail.com

Corazón de Tierra  Chef Elena Reygadas, Restaurante Rosetta, D.F.
Reservations:
Tel. +52 (646) 156 80 30
www.corazondetierra.com

Corazón de México (antes la Embotelladora Vieja) Chef Yvan Mucharraz, Hotel Capella Los Cabos y Chef Cassandra Beretta, Hoteles Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta.
Reservaciones: Tel +52 (646) 156 53 84       rsvp@corazondemexico.com

*Chefs and dates to be arranged

More info

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About Carla White

Carla White is a freelance writer, public relations/marketing consultant and event organizer based in Ensenada, Baja, California. Carla and her husband Jim moved to Baja in 2003 from the Los Angeles area believing that, thanks to the internet and satellite communications, they could continue working from home while enjoying a richer, more affordable lifestyle. So far, they’ve been right. Connect with Carla Google+

Comments

  1. Larry Dean says:

    Where/how do I make reservations for the following event?

    New Wine and Seafood Festival
    Wine Tasting and food samples
    Time: Noon
    Where: Coral & Marina Hotel
    Cost: $400 Mexican Pesos

  2. Danielle Williams says:

    How do I make reservations for these events?

  3. Rick Blakeley says:

    Hi,
    I live in Rosarito and I’m not sure how to enter the Ensenada Wine and Seafood photo contest.
    Please Advise! Looking forward to the Festival.
    Thank you~

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