CELEBRATING THE WOMEN MAKERS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA’S CULINARY WINE MOVEMENT AT RANCHO LA PUERTA’S LA COCINA QUE CANTA WITH CHEF DENISE ROA (FULL DAY EVENT)
Enjoy a full day of gourmet dining, wine tasting, and specially curated culinary workshops at one of the world’s most famous and exclusive wellness spas, Rancho La Puerta (this event will be at La Cocina Que Canta culinary center and gardens on the Ranch), with co-hosts Edible San Diego and Baja Test Kitchen! Your ticket purchase for this full-day special event includes round-trip transportation from the San Diego Visitor's Center at East Mission Bay, assisted border crossings facilitated by Rancho La Puerta staff, breakfast buffet with coffee or tea upon arrival at the Ranch, organic garden tour, educational workshops, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and winemaker interactions with Mexico’s women winemakers, and a seated multi-course gourmet lunch prepared by Chef Denise Roa and staff at La Cocina Que Canta on the property of Rancho La Puerta with wine pairings from Baja California's women winemakers.
A SPECIAL DAY OF GOURMET DINING & CULINARY EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT THE RANCH
8:00-8:15am - Meet the Bus at San Diego Visitor's Center at East Mission Bay
8:15-9:30am - Drive to The Border Crossing Station at Tecate
9:30-10:00am - Cross the Border in Tecate and Drive to Rancho La Puerta's La Cocina Que Canta Restaurant (assisted border crossing included with transportation)
10:00-10:30am - Welcome Orientation at La Cocina Que Canta
10:30-11:30am - Breakfast Buffet with Selection of Juices, Coffee, and Teas
11:30-1:30pm - Educational Workshops
Garden Tour with Chef Denise Roa - explaining the three R’s (REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE), the importance of LIVING SOIL, and the importance of Vermicomposting
Cooking demonstrations – summer cooking with tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and fresh seasonal herbs + how to use strange veggies found at local farmers markets!
1:30-3:30pm - Multi-Course Gourmet Lunch with Mexican Wine Pairings
3:30-4:00pm - Depart Rancho La Puerta and Cross The Border in Tecate
4:00-5:30pm - Drive Back to the San Diego Visitor's Center at East Mission Bay
ABOUT RANCHO LA PUERTA WELLNESS RESORT & SPA
Embark on the ultimate wellness vacation. Voted one of the “World’s Best Destination Spas” for six years running by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, Rancho La Puerta’s 4,000-acre property in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, offers mountainside hiking experiences, world-class fitness, healing spa therapies, entertainment, and more. This paradise for foodies, fitness buffs, spa-goers, and hikers provides an expansive feeling of freedom and well-being.
Set in the heart of The Ranch’s six-acre organic farm, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings!”) celebrates the magical results of cooking with just-picked organic ingredients. Guests at Rancho La Puerta enjoy the flavors of freshly picked fruits and vegetables year-round. Chef Denise Roa and other notable visiting chefs teach weekly farm-to-table cooking classes that take advantage of this sun-kissed fare.
ABOUT CHEF DENISE ROA
Executive Chef Denise Roa’s cuisine celebrates taste, vibrant colors, and the aliveness of the freshest seasonal ingredients possible. Her farm-to-table meals, usually inspired by a morning walk through the 6-acre organic farm just outside her door, are carefully prepared aesthetic triumphs—simultaneously rustic yet complex in their flavors, as well as being eminently healthy and satisfying for the body, mind, and spirit. Chef Denise’s culinary career includes studying Culinary Arts at the world-renowned Johnson & Wales University in Miami, and holding positions at some of San Diego’s best known and respected restaurants, including Pacifica Del Mar, Crescent Shores Grille, Del Mar Racetrack Turf Club, and her own restaurant, La Trattoria. Her recipes have been featured in People Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, San Diego TV stations, and other media outlets. Additionally, Chef Denise is an instructor at the Culinary Art School of Tijuana, Mexico.
FEATURED WOMEN WINEMAKERS OF MEXICO
Sample premium wines from Baja California’s top winemakers, who also happen to be women! Participants will enjoy premium wine tasting flights from some of the best boutique wineries in Mexico…
PRICE & BOOKING INFO
$249 per person - purchase now below. Space is limited. Price is per person. Book early to confirm your participation - our events are reserved and confirmed on a first-paid basis, and often sell-out well in advance. When booking conflicts occur, priority is given to the customer who pays first. This culinary event can accommodate vegetarians or vegans with advanced notice. Edible Baja events are 100% non-smoking/non-vaping. Must be 18+ years old to participate - minors will not be allowed to participate.
Your ticket purchase for this full-day special event includes round-trip transportation from the San Diego Visitor's Center at East Mission Bay (transportation included at $249 price point), assisted border crossings facilitated by Rancho La Puerta staff, breakfast buffet with coffee upon arrival at La Cocina Que Canta at the Ranch, organic garden tour, educational workshops, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and winemaker interactions with Mexico’s women winemakers, and a seated multi-course gourmet lunch prepared by Chef Denise Roa and staff at La Cocina Que Canta on the property of Rancho La Puerta with wine pairings from Baja California's women winemakers. Wine tastings/pairings and service gratuity are included with your ticket purchase. This culinary event can accommodate vegetarians and vegans with advanced notice - you must email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3-days in advance of the event in order to make special dietary requests.
TAKE NOTE BEFORE PURCHASING
Every Edible Baja participant must be at least 18 years old and events/trips that cross the border require a valid passport. This event is located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico - round-trip transportation and border crossing assistance is included in your ticket price. A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT - NO EXCEPTIONS. Once paid, there are no refunds for this event. Failure to arrive at the event location on time will constitute your cancellation without refund, credit, or rescheduling allowance.
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** A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT **
** A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT **
Before purchasing this tour, see important booking notes above.
A DAY OF DINING & CULINARY LEARNING AT RANCHO LA PUERTA
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