Sunday, September 6, 2009
As August came to end I look back and see I had my least productive month of Blog posting, August was just such a busy month with family, training, work and fiestas. August is the month of Fiestas in Ensenada know as Fiestas de la Vendimia. More than thirty events are held over a sixteen day period during August showcasing wine, food, music and cultural events throughout the region.
I was lucky enough to attend the Lobster and Wine Chardonnay Festival held at Santo Tomas Winery and had a fantastic time. When I arrived I noticed Chef Fabio Lira of La Cocedora de Langosta performing his mastery on the grill with some fresh Baja Lobster. Fabio was on the grill nonstop for hours and hours and I will say one thing, Fabio definitely knows his way around the grill. I which I could replicate the aroma from all the succulent grilled lobster, it was very inviting.
Another master at his craft was Carlos Travesi from Caprichos Restaurant. Back in September when I attended the Guateque Wine Festival I noticed Carlos working for hours on a Paella, Carlos was at it again this time with a wonderful Lobster Paella
This Fiesta was all about the Langosta and Vino (Lobster and Wine) but I must say Caprichos makes a burger that can stand with the best of them. The burger starts with Grilled Sonoran beef and local Real del Castillo cheese, that combination alone is special.
Deep fried lobster Puerto Nuevo Style was also available to order, I’m not sure who the vendor was but their Lobster was a very popular choice amongst the crowd.
Wine was free flowing from Monte Xanic, Vinistera, Santo Tomas, L.A. Cetto , and much more.
Liz from Monte Xanic
Santo Tomas Representing
With the flow of chardonnay and the rhythm of the Cuban band the Dance floor was buzzing with people sharing good times.
Besides the Lobster and Wine some very nice Mexican Art was on display. If you would like more information on the Fiestas my friend Steve Dryden usually puts something out before the events so be on the lookout. I also came across a nice article by a local San Diego writer Amy Wine here. Next year I hope to make much more events, and I highly recommend you join the fun. The people of Ensenada sure know how to throw a party.