Sabor de Baja 2016
Aug
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sabor de Baja 2016

The fourth annual “Sabor de Baja,” will take place Wednesday, August 31, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. This end of summer, white affair, is a friendly culinary competition among 20 of the best chefs of Baja, paired with the finest wines and artisanal beer producers.

Ticket includes access to all food and wine, live entertainment and a commemorative wine glass.

The intent of the Sabor de Baja is to promote gastronomy and tourism between the U.S. and Baja. Each attendee will be able to taste a pairing of the chefs creations together with the wine or beer producers. There are two main awards given that night: The first is decided by a panel of distinguished judges and the second is called the “People’s Choice” which is decided by popular voting from every attendee who submits a ballot.

VIP seating (limited quantity): guarantees a seat by the stage, entrance to the event 30 minutes before the general public, waiter service to your table, and a “goodie bag” with offerings from local vendors and restaurants.
$75 for members of Mi Casa Supper Club (max two per member)
$85 for non-members

General Tickets (no guaranteed seating, entrance at 6pm)
$60 for members of Mi Casa Supper Club (max two per member)
$70 for non-members.

Minimum age requirement: 18-years old or older

TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 1ST, 2016

For more information: www.sabordebaja.com

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Valle de Guadalupe Vendimia Wine Harvest Festival
Aug
5
to Aug 21

Valle de Guadalupe Vendimia Wine Harvest Festival

  • Valle de Guadalupe (various locations) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Fiestas de la Vendimia will take place August 5-21, 2016. The Vendimia wine harvest festival is a series of events that take place over the course of two weeks in the Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada, Baja California featuring wine and food from the region. The Festival will commence with the "Muestra del Vino" on August 5, 2016 and will close with the "Concurso de Paellas" (the Festival's signature Paella Competition) on August 21, 2016. 

For more information, a schedule of Vendimia parties and tickets, visit www.provinoac.org

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Expo Cerveza Artesanal Tijuana 2016
May
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Expo Cerveza Artesanal Tijuana 2016

Tijuana has been called the home of craft brewing in Mexico, and the Expo Cerveza Artesenal Tijuana ("Tijuana Craft Beer Expo") is the flagship tasting event for the burgeoning Mexican craft beer movement. This year's Expo, featuring over 400 craft breweries, gourmet food trucks and live entertainment, will be held on Friday, May 27th from 4pm to midnight just outside of Tijuana's famed Mercado Hidalgo.

Location: Mercado Hidalgo, Tijuana

GPS Coordinates: 32.527066, -117.025361

Tickets and more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/478859202318060/

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Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo
Mar
31
to Apr 3

Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo

  • Ensenada, B.C., 22880 Mexico (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Pro-vino event, the Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo ("The Festival of New Wine & Shellfish") will take place March 31-April 3, 2016 in Ensenada, Baja California. You can enjoy tours of mussel crops, abalone cultivation, and learn how to prepare shellfish. Try wine from more than 30 Baja California wineries, accompanied by seafood prepared by restaurants and local producers.

For more information visit provinoac.org or call +52 (646) 178-30-38 or +52 (646) 178-29-49

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Ensenada Beer Fest 2016
Mar
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Ensenada Beer Fest 2016

The Ensenada Beer Fest will take place March 19, 2016. Over 80 craft breweries from Baja California will present their beers for tasting. The event will take place in Ensenada, Baja California at the Riviera del Pacifico cultural center (on Mex-1 across from the Cruise Ship Terminal).

For more information: www.ensenadabeerfest.com or www.facebook.com/Ensenadabeerfest

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BAJA BEER CRAFT Industry After-Party!
Nov
13
to Nov 14

BAJA BEER CRAFT Industry After-Party!

  • Común Kitchen & Tavern (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PARTY LIKE A MEXICAN BREWMEISTER!

The face Chef Chad White made when he found out how many people are coming to his Beer Industry After-Party

The face Chef Chad White made when he found out how many people are coming to his Beer Industry After-Party

Craft beer connoisseurs from both sides of the U.S./Mexican border will meet up at this exclusive SAN DIEGO BEER WEEK INDUSTRY AFTER-PARTY by Chef Chad White, at his Común Kitchen & Tavern in San Diego's Gas Lamp District on Friday, November 13th. While this event is open to the public (21 & older - cover charge, see below), it's specifically geared for beer industry insiders from both sides of the border to share their knowledge of craft beer making in hopes of inspiring more cross-border collaboration.

Following the First Annual BAJA BEER CRAFT Tasting Event at Mingei International Museum earlier the same evening (6-9 pm), the party will move downtown (East Village/Gas Lamp) at 9pm and will go until Chef Chad kicks us out of his place (approx. 1:30am). 

Space permitting, this event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with a $10 cover charge at the door. There is NO COVER CHARGE for those who attend the BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015 Tasting Event earlier the same evening -- you'll need to show your hand-stamp from the earlier event for free entry to the after-party.

YOU MUST BE 21-YEARS OLD TO ATTEND THIS PARTY - NO EXCEPTIONS

Location: 935 J Street (at 10th Ave.), San Diego, California | Phone: +1-619-358-9707

Date/Time: Friday, November 13th, 9pm to 1:30am

Tickets: $10 cover charge at the door, or attend BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015 and get in for free!

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BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015
Nov
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015

TAP INTO BAJA CALIFORNIA BEERS!

If you haven't already ventured south of the border to try the amazing Mexican craft beers, or you have and you loved them, now's your chance to try them (again) in San Diego, at the first annual BAJA BEER CRAFT TASTING EVENT, hosted at the Mingei International Museum on Friday, November 13th from 6-9pm. Sponsored by Discover Baja Travel Club, and presented by Baja Test Kitchen in partnership with Mingei International Museum, this San Diego Beer Week event will bring together some of the best craft breweries from Baja California, paired with "BajaMex" beer food from Celebrity Chef Chad White of Común Kitchen & Tavern and Chef Marco Rodriguez of La Justina (Tijuana), live music from reggae/pop artist Quino of Big Mountain, a curated "Day of The Dead Altar" installation, free entrance to Chad White's Beer Industry After-Party, and more. Come meet the brewmasters, learn about their craft, and celebrate the spirited movement that is BAJA BEER CRAFT!

TICKET COST:

  • $20 Mingei International Museum Members (advance purchase price)

  • $20 Discover Baja Travel Club Members (advance purchase price)

  • $25 Non-Members

  • $30 At the door, if available - space is limited

  • YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE: 

http://www.bajatestkitchen.com/baja-beer-craft-2015-event/

Celebrity Chef Chad White of Común (San Diego) and La Justina (Tijuana, México) will tickle our taste buds with his interpretation of BajaMex beer food.

Celebrity Chef Chad White of Común (San Diego) and La Justina (Tijuana, México) will tickle our taste buds with his interpretation of BajaMex beer food.

Multi-national artist QUINO of Big Mountain fame will play at BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015!

Multi-national artist QUINO of Big Mountain fame will play at BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015!


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Festival del Camarón - Shrimp Festival San Felipe 2015
Nov
6
to Nov 8

Festival del Camarón - Shrimp Festival San Felipe 2015

  • San Felipe, BC Mexico (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baja is renowned for its seafood, so the San Felipe Shrimp Festival is not an event to miss if you love shrimp. This three-day event is open to the public and features live music, culinary presentations and Mexican arts & crafts. Come and experience the flavors!

Here are 19 reasons not to miss the San Felipe Shrimp Festival!

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Festival of Artisan Food Trucks 2015
Oct
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Festival of Artisan Food Trucks 2015

The City of Ensenada and the Riviera Cultural Center invite you and your family to attend the 1st Annual Festival of Artisan Food Trucks on Sunday, October 25th from 12-noon to 8pm.

This family-friendly food festival commemorates the 85th anniversary of the Riviera Cultural Center. The festival will feature gourmet food trucks, craft beer from the region, local wineries, an antiques bazaar, used books, arts and crafts. There will be live music and cultural programs throughout the day. Entrance to the festival is FREE!

Location: Riviera Cultural Center (across from the Port of Ensenada)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

call: +52 (646) 176-4310

email: contacto@rivieradeensenada.com.mx

https://www.facebook.com/CSCCRiviera.deEnsenada.Oficial

https://www.facebook.com/events/1072103666140696/

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The Baja Kitchen Dinner - A Foodie's Dream!
Oct
24
3:30pm 3:30pm

The Baja Kitchen Dinner - A Foodie's Dream!

On October 24th, The Baja Kitchen (no relation to Baja Test Kitchen) will host a farm-to-table dinner at La Cocina Que Canta culinary center in Tecate, Mexico. Savor six gourmet courses by six of Baja’s finest chefs, paired with Guadalupe Valley wines and regional craft beer. Learn about Baja’s gourmet culture, enjoy a live mariachi band, and take a tour of their beautiful six-acre organic garden at the base of Mt. Kuchumaa. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Troy Johnson, an award winning food critic for San Diego Magazine, and judge on Food Network's "Guy's Grocery Games" TV series.

Contributing Chefs:

  • Denise Roa, Executive Chef at Rancho La Puerta
  • Ryan Steyn, Head Chef at El Jardin de Adobe
  • Chad White, Head Chef & Partner at Común Kitchen & Tavern & La Justina in Tijuana
  • Mariela Manzano, Head Chef & Owner at El Lugar de Noche
  • Martin San Roman, Chef to Mexican President Vicente Fox
  • Drew Deckman, Michelin Chef Owner at Deckman's en el Mogor

Price:

$120 USD per person + tax (transportation not included)
$160 USD per person + tax (includes roundtrip transportation from San Diego)

A portion of the proceeds from The Baja Kitchen Dinner will benefit a local school in Tecate, Mexico.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED: +1-877-440-7772

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The 60th Anniversary of Mercado Hidalgo!
Oct
15
to Oct 17

The 60th Anniversary of Mercado Hidalgo!

  • Blvd. Sánchez Taboada #9011 Tijuana, Baja California, 22010 Mexico (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tijuana’s most famous market, Mercado Hidalgo, turns 60 years old this year and is celebrating it's anniversary October 15-17, 2015. Three days of celebration will feature a cooking contest ("Lucha de Cazuelas"), a night of live music, and a free festival which will include live entertainment, art booths, food and even an equestrian show.

Schedule of Events:

October 15
Cooking Contest
From 4pm-8pm
Cost: $50 MXN Pesos

October 16
Live Music Concerts
Doors open at 4pm, concert begins at 8pm
Cost: $200 MXN Pesos

October 17
Festival
Starts at 12 noon
Cost: free admission!

Phone: +52 (664) 684-8832

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Tijuana Tequila Expo 2015
Oct
14
to Oct 18

Tijuana Tequila Expo 2015

  • Av Revolución Tijuana, B.C. Mexico (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 15th edition of the Tijuana Tequila Expo will take place October 14-18, 2015. This is the biggest Tequila event in all of Mexico and features different tequila tastings as well as a beautiful artistic program with regional dance and music. This is a fun and unique event that transcends borders. Admission is $6 USD.

Artistic Program:
Oct. 15th: Astrid Hadad
Oct. 16th: Norteño Music Show
Oct. 17th: Mariachi Festival
Oct. 18th: Banda Agua Caliente

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Baja Culinary Fest 2015
Oct
8
to Oct 11

Baja Culinary Fest 2015

  • CECUT - Centro Cultural Tijuana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Baja California Culinary Fest features three days of intense flavors, delicious aromas, ecotourism, adventure, romance and discovery. The 2015 Festival will take place October 8-11th. It will feature the participation of local and international chefs and special guests. Events will take place in Tijuana, Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe. For more information, including event updates, follow this event on Facebook.

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Baja Seafood Expo Ensenada
Sep
25
to Sep 27

Baja Seafood Expo Ensenada

  • Caracol Museo de Ciencias (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Baja Seafood Expo Ensenada will take place September 25-27, 2015 at the Port of Ensenada, Mexico. It is the most important event for the Baja California fishing industry, where producers, retailers, distributors and consumers from around the world gather to taste the highest-quality seafood in Mexico. Chefs, industry experts and more than 200 seafood producers will be on hand to share the unique flavors of Baja California.

This FREE three day event will be held at the Museo Caracol de Ciencias y Cultura (the Culture & Science Museum), adjacent to the Port of Ensenada's Cruise Ship Terminal, off the main thoroughfare through Ensenada on Mex 1D (Lázaro Cárdenas/Transpeninsular Highway), near the Corona Hotel and across from the Riviera.

GPS Coordinates: 31.857492, -116.619980

Entry Cost: Expo is free to the public

Event Calendar: http://www.bajaseafoodexpo.com/calendario_actividades_2015_web.pdf

For more information and a full schedule of events, go to http://www.bajaseafoodexpo.com or https://www.facebook.com/bajaseafood or email expocomercialbajaseafood@gmail.com or call +52-646-120-2677.

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Pacifica Beer Fest 2015
Sep
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pacifica Beer Fest 2015

  • Near the La Lagunita zone (near Costco) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Ensenada street festival celebrates Northern Baja's burgeoning craft beer movement. This one-day festival will feature a variety of artisan beers, food vendors, culinary demonstrations, live music and take-away commemorative beer glasses. Location is on the south side of Ensenada, near Costco, in the La Lagunita area. Tickets are $150 MXN (about $9.50 USD) when purchased in advance through local businesses, or $200 MXN (about $12.50 USD) at the door on the day of the event. For ticket information, email pacificabeerfest@gmail.com.

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Festival Vegano - Vegan Food Festival
Sep
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Festival Vegano - Vegan Food Festival

  • Pasaje Rodríguez Tijuana, B.C., 22000 Mexico (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 5th annual Festival Vegano (Vegan Food Festival) will be held in Tijuana on Sunday, September 6th from 12-noon to 9pm in the Paseo Rodríguez. The purpose of this FREE event is to spread the vegan lifestyle, peace, love and cruelty-free eating. All vendors will present 100% vegan foods. There will also be art, design, music and ecology presentations.

Paseo Rodríguez is a covered pedestrian-only alleyway accessed from Avenida Revolución or Avenida Consititución, between 3rd and 4th streets in the Zona Centro of Tijuana.

Entry Cost: FREE!

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/loveecoandfriends or call +52-664-399-1824 (mobile phone).

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Festival del Chile en Nogada 2015
Aug
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Festival del Chile en Nogada 2015

Taste a bit of Mexican history! Chiles en Nogada is a classic Mexican dish from Puebla consisting of poblano chiles filled with a 'picadillo' of shredded meat, fruits, spices and aromatics draped in a walnut (hence the name of the dish — "nogal" is the Spanish word for walnut) sauce garnished with chiles and pomegranate seeds.  It is a dish with a deeply patriotic tradition.  On the one hand the colors of the dish — green from the chiles, white from the sauce and red from the pomegranate — reads like the Mexican tricolor flag itself.  Beyond that, though, its creation is said to be linked to Mexican independence having supposedly been created with Emperor Agustín de Iturbide first came to Puebla after being named emperor.

The Sixth Annual Festival del Chile en Nogada will take place this Sunday on Avenida Revolucion between 8th and 9th Streets starting at noon.  I would happily tell you where to acquire tickets…but you don’t need them.  Its free!

Original article by food writer Michael Gardiner. Follow Michael on Facebook.

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Sabor de Baja
Aug
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Sabor de Baja

Sabor de Baja will take place August 26, 2015. Sabor de Baja is an annual “end of summer,” all-white-attire event, that features a culinary competition among Baja’s top chefs, paired with the finest Mexican wines and craft beer. This year, the event will be held at the ocean front gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Tickets are $65 USD.

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URBNFEST ROSARITO 2015
Aug
15
12:00pm12:00pm

URBNFEST ROSARITO 2015

This urban inspired street festival featuring gourmet food trucks, Mexican street food, regional craft beer, art, and live music will debut in Rosarito on Saturday, August 15th. Tickets are $150 MXN (about $9.50 USD) when purchased in advance through eventbrite, or $200 MXN (about $12.50 USD) at the door on the day of the event.

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