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|