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Baja California, Mexico is hosting the first annual Baja Culinary Fest

(Free-Press-Release.com) October 6, 2011 --

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico, Oct. 5, 2011 – Baja California, Mexico is hosting the first annual Baja Culinary Fest, held throughout five cities on Oct. 5–9. The international culinary celebration begins in Tijuana with events in nearby cities Ensenada, Tecate, Rosarito and Mexicali lasting five days. The foodie extravaganza features special dinners, interactive events, cooking classes and competitions and entertainment. The Baja Culinary Fest will also highlight the region’s artisanal food including the Baja Mediterranean (Baja Med) movement, craft beer and the Guadalupe Valley’s premier wineries.
Event highlights include a “Culinary Spa,” a relaxing spa treatment at the world famous Rancho La Puerta and organic dinner. Seafood lovers can enjoy the Puerto Nuevo Lobster Festival, while the Margarita and Jazz Fest by the sea will inspire guests with ocean views and jazz. Golf lovers can also enjoy a golf tournament as guest chefs gather in local restaurants, wineries and breweries tastings.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Culinary Fest’s flagship event combines various chefs, restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries from around the region in a street food pavilion and farmer’s market at the Interactive Museum El Trompo in Tijuana.

Baja California’s coastal climate affords fresh Mediterranean ingredients and ideal wine growing conditions. Infusion of local ingredients such as seafood, olive oil, abalone and arugula led to the Baja Med movement, which combines traditional Mexican cuisine with Mediterranean techniques and Asian influences. Another emerging gem of the region’s culinary scene is the Guadalupe Valley wine, which includes award-winning red and white varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Grenache, Palomino, Riesling, Saint Emilion and Malaga.

“Baja has many delicious, hidden food surprises all over the region, and there are too many to see in one day. That’s why we have brought all of the stars of our tremendous culinary scene together for one big five-day celebration,” said Baja California State Tourism Secretary Juan Tintos. “There are so many unexpected dishes, wines and beers that Baja has to offer, and it is our pleasure to create an interactive event for our visitors to experience it first-hand.”

For a complete schedule of events and for registration, visit www.bajaculinaryfest.com/en/ or call 1-877-224-2302. Most events have limited seating and pre-registration is highly recommended. For more information on Baja California and its endless array of activities, please visit: www.discoverbajacalifornia.com.

About Baja California

Located just south of San Diego, Baja California, Mexico, is distinguished by its Pacific Ocean beaches, the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, forests, mountains, desert and bays. The state’s five municipalities, Ensenada, Mexicali, Playas de Rosarito, Tecate and Tijuana, have unparalleled landscapes of tremendous beauty. Visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions including sport fishing, bike riding, off road racing as well as exploring the missions, cave paintings and wine country, among others. Visit www.discoverbajacalifornia.com, follow us on Twitter at @discoverbaja, and like us on Facebook.

Published Monday, October 10, 2011 6:19 PM by Zinnia Q.


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