Monday, July 09, 2012

Baja California ~ A Revelation




I just returned from the annual Frontera Grill Staff trip to Baja California. This was a first for me and I had no idea what to expect. Rick Bayless, the amazing, awesome and inspirational chef extraordinaire, has spent a lot of time exploring the area for his PBS show, One Plate At A Time. It was a fantastic trip. Here are a FEW of the highlights. I only wish I could recreate a tasting of the wines and foods for you!
Rick was presented a gift from the Baja wine growers

Adobe Guadalupe Vineyard

This area has many vineyards and each has its own character. We had many wine tastings and learned how the soil and the preparation of the wine influences the final product. There is so much to learn and so little time!
                                             














                         


Chef Miguel Angel Guerrero's grilling pit...this meal was the best lamb I have ever tasted in my entire life!

The bottomless tequila container soaking with 50 year old snake 


                         






Mercado El Popo


Local fishermen catching oysters, mussels and clams in sustainable aquaculture







 Eriza / Sea Urchin and Barnacles
Culinary Art School in Tijuana

Casa Piedra where all the buildings are made of recycled materials


4 comments:

Furniture said...

Great photos! Looks like a fabulous trip.
xoxo

CameoAppearance said...

Beautiful Photos Jane, I miss those trips.

CameoAppearance said...

Wonderful photos Jane, as always, I miss those trips.

Aline said...

Can I join you next year! So fabulous...