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June 3, 2014

Los Cabos: A Food Lover’s Paradise

By Chris Boyle

Home to award-winning restaurants and internationally renowned chefs, Los Cabos is transforming into a culinary mecca as it continues to extend its gastronomic offerings. From cooking classes and wine tastings, personalized menus and international food festivals, travelers can experience unique culinary amenities that will satisfy the most demanding palates.Los cabos 1

At the breathtaking Capella Pedregal guests can craft their own dream cocktail or put a Baja twist to a classic by taking a cocktail and mixology class with professional mixologists. Classes include instruction in using farm fresh ingredients and creating signature drinks such as the Capella and Mango Margarita. Wine connoisseurs can take a tour with a professional sommelier through Capella’s wine cellar and learn about the history of the hotel’s unique wine collection. For those seeking to acquire a new skill, Capella Pedregal offers one-day or three-day culinary class, custom-tailored for families and children. The interactive hands-on class demonstrates the use of indigenous Mexican ingredients and immerses travelers into the Mexican cuisine and culture. From July 9 -13 travelers can experience the “Taste of Capella Food & Wine Festival” featuring award-winning chefs, wine makers and innovative mixologists for an unforgettable event. For more information on the festival please visit:

At Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa guests can connect with their culinary side through various “foodie” themed activities. The property recently introduced a cooking class with Executive Chef Hector Lucas at La Roca Restaurant, which begins by exploring local organic farm  ingredients that will be used to prepare the special meal. This unique offering will join the resorts existing culinary experiences such as a weekly Wine Making & Tasting class and Tequila Tasting class. For more information please visit

Travelers seeking the perfect date night can enjoy Hotel El Ganzo’s aphrodisiac tasting menu, served every Saturday including dinner for two, signature cocktails and a concert. Hotel El Ganzo will also be hosting the first annual Tacos and Tequila Festival this month, featuring ten restaurants in Los Cabos showcasing the best fish tacos. Foodies can enjoy “all you can eat” tacos, bottomless Tequila drinks and live music. For more information please visit:

Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar offers cooking classes with the Executive Chef from the award-winning De Cortez Restaurant. In the upcoming month, De Cortez Restaurant will debut its new organic garden where guests will be able to participate in the selection of herbs and ingredients used in the cooking classes. For more information visit:

At Las Ventanas al Paraiso’s tequila, ceviche and sushi bar, tequila experts work one-on-one with guests to create perfect parings with fresh sushi and more than 50 varieties of premium Tequila. Las Ventanas’ recently launched Ice Cube Menu uses flavored ice cubes in specialty drinks to create unique and refreshing beverages. Travelers seeking a more intimate culinary experience can enjoy in-villa cooking classes and dinners at the property’s recently unveiled 12 luxury villas. For more information please visit:

One&Only Palmilla takes guests on a culinary journey with cooking classes with any of the resort’s chefs – Larbi Dahrouch from Agua by Larbi, Sebastian Agnes from MARKET and pastry chef Steve Lindsey – at its unique Herb Garden. Guests can also book a tour to One&Only Palmilla’s Organic Farm located at Huerta Los Tamarindos, where they can pick their own vegetables or enjoy an on-site cooking class. For more information please visit:  

Throughout the year, The Westin Resort and Spa hosts a special winemaker dinners, featuring wines from each continent for their guests. New this summer, during the months of July & August, The Westin will celebrate mangos with its unique mango festival and debut a menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails featuring mangos. For more information visit:

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Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is one of the world’s most diverse tourism destinations. Boasting a dramatic desert backdrop nestled by coastlines of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, Los Cabos is home to award-winning resorts and culinary offerings considered some of the finest available anywhere. A growing list of championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world renowned sport fishing tournaments, and state of the art convention facilities add to the destination’s unmatched appeal. For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, please visit, follow them on Twitter  @LOSCABOSTOURISM

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