Street Gourmet L.A. Bill Esparza sends over the thrilling news that Baja California is hosting its first unified food and restaurant festival this October to highlight the chefs and food scene of our attached Mexican state, being held over five days in five different Baja cities: Tijuana, MexiCali, Ensenada, Tecate, and Rosarito. So what's in store and which of our locals will participate?
Seeking to highlight Baja's scope of chefs, restaurants, and food and wine producers, the event will include a hunting trip with chef Miguel Angel Guerrero, themed dinners, a margarita and jazz festival, a seaside lobster celebration, and varied cooking classes featuring the participants.
Influential Baja chefs like Javier Plascencia and Benito Molina will be joined by Playa and Rivera's John Sedlar and Julian Cox, Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix of Descarga and Harvard and Stone, as well as T.V.'s Marcela Valladolid, San Diego's Jason Nibb, and D.F. toques like Lula Martín del Campo and Pablo San Román, among the many great culinary guests coming to launch the festival.
Baja California Culinary Fest 2011