Sabor y Vino Culinary Festival 2015 At Capella Ixtapa

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Book your calendars for an exquisite culinary experience!  I would like to invite you to join us at our 2nd annual gastronomic festival Sabor y Vino at Capella Ixtapahappening from May 21st to May 24th 2015.  Among the events and activities at this year’s festival you will find a tantalizing opening cocktail, cooking and chocolate demos, a tequila tasting and an exquisite six course tasting dinner with beer, wine and tequila pairings all exclusively designed by our guest chefs and Executive Chef Miguel Baltazar.

This year we’re excited to have these renowned chefs and companies join our very own Chef Miguel Baltazar: Chef Emiliano Ayala, from Restaurant Tzirio in Querétaro,  Chef Alfonso Huerta, from Restaurant Allium in Guadalajara, chocolatier Chef Mauricio Montiel, from Dolcenero in Mexico city, and Chef Felipe Meneses, from Restaurant Bar La Katrina Mezcalería right here in Zihuatanejo.  Local producers of coffee, beer, coconuts, fishermen and others will participate as well– including the producer of artisan beer from Morelia, Cerveceria Malora, and Café Zihuatanejo, just to name a few. There will be an opening event after party at La Katrina Mezcaleria, and a closing after party at the Loot gallery, and so much more.

As we continue to put the final touches together, please be sure to follow me on my Facebook page, for some behind-the-scenes details!

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Everyone is looking forward to celebrating some of the finest Mexico’s cuisine at Capella Ixtapa and I am sure you will love it!

If you are interested in joining me for the event please email  fbsupervision.ixtapa@capellahotels.com to reserve your spot! But hurry, the event, which takes place over two day, has a maximum capacity of 34 guests.  Hope to see you at Sabor y Vino Culinary Festival 2015 at Capella Ixtapa!

Festival Culinario Sabor y Vino 2015 en Capella Ixtapa

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Marca tu calendario para vivir ¡una experiencia culinaria exquisita! Tengo el gusto de invitarlos a que nos acompañen en nuestro 2o Festival Gastronómico Sabor y Vino de Capella Ixtapa, el cual tendrá lugar del 21 al 24 de Mayo del 2015.  Entre los eventos y actividades de esta edición del festival podemos encontrar un tentador coctel inaugural, demostraciones y cocina con chocolate, catas de tequila y una exquisita cena de degustación de seis tiempos sabiamente maridada con vino, tequila y cervezas artesanales, todo exclusiva y cuidadosamente diseñado por nuestro Chef Ejecutivo Miguel Baltazar junto con nuestros Chefs invitados. Capella-Ixtapa-sabor-vino-festival-2014-a

Este año contamos con la emocionante participación de grandes nombres que acompañan a nuestro Chef Miguel Baltazar, entre ellos:  El Chef Emiliano Ayala, del Restaurante Tzirio en Querétaro,  el Chef Alfonso Huerta, del Restaurante Allium en Guadalajara, el chocolatier Chef Mauricio Montiel, de Dolcenero en la Ciudad de México y al Chef Felipe Meneses, del Restaurante Bar La Katrina Mezcalería aquí mismo en Zihuatanejo.  También contaremos con la participación de pescadores y productores locales de café, cerveza, cocos, y muchos productos más, entre ellos los productores de cerveza artesanal, Cervecería Malora, desde Morelia, y el Café Zihuatanejo sólo por mencionar un par.  También tendremos una fiesta después del coctel de inauguración del festival en La Katrina Mezcalería, y otra fiesta después de la clausura del evento en la Galería Loot, así como muchos eventos paralelos más!

Mientras seguimos afinando los últimos detalles de este gran evento, por favor asegúrate de seguirnos en nuestra página de Facebook, para que veas algunos de los detalles “detrás de escena”.

Estamos esperando con ansia poder celebrar las delicias de la cocina contemporánea mexicana en Capella Ixtapa, y estoy segura que ¡les encantará a ustedes también!

Si estás interesado/a en acompañarnos en este maravilloso evento, por favor contáctanos via correo electrónico a: fbsupervision.ixtapa@capellahotels.com para reservar tu lugar!  Pero apresúrate, el evento, que tiene duración de dos días tiene un exclusivo cupo limitado a solamente 34 invitados.  ¡Esperamos verte pronto en el Festival Culinario Sabor y Vino 2015 en Capella Ixtapa!

A Look Back: The Capella Ixtapa Sabor + Vino Festival 2014

Bittersweet chocolate, bed of peanuts and cocoa, Cotija cheese meringue, xoconostle (a fruit of prickly pear cactus) foam, coconut cotton and a reduction of jamaica and passion fruit.

They say the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach.  And if you haven’t fallen in love with Mexico yet, our Capella Ixtapa Sabor + Vino Festival, would have you in head over heels, guaranteed!

Sabor + Vino 2014, which we held this past May, was Capella Ixtapa’s first culinary festival, and with the amazing feedback we received from our guests and visitors, I can promise you it won’t be the last!

Sommelier Lucian Mocanu and Chef Miguel Baltazar from Capella Ixtapa, with Guest Chef Carmen Valencia and Chef Ramiro Ortega.

Sommelier Lucian Mocanu and Chef Miguel Baltazar from Capella Ixtapa, with Guest Chef Carmen Valencia and Chef Ramiro Ortega.

“This region of Mexico has so much to offer gastronomically, offering an authentic Mexican cuisine experience.  We gathered well known chefs from different towns within the region to participate in festival Capella Ixtapa Sabor + Vino 2014, which established a sense of pride and honor, as we presented diverse traditional Mexican dishes, combined with exquisite Mexican wine and spirits for all attendees, complemented with a wonderful culinary event.  The feedback we received was fantastic, and I hope to see you all again at Capella Ixtapa’s Sabor + Vino 2015!” said Eliezer Quinones, General Manager of Capella Ixtapa.

The Capella Ixtapa Sabor + Vino Festival ran over two weekends in May, and featured Guest Chefs,  Carmen Valencia, Ramiro Ortega, Karla Chápero, Jesús Ordoñez.  Hosted by Capella Ixtapa’s Chef Miguel Baltazar, guests were delighted by appetizers based on regional cuisines, cocktail events, cooking classes, two exquisite 7 course wine pairing dinners and a special breakfast where each of the chefs prepared their own signature breakfast dish.

Bittersweet chocolate, bed of peanuts and cocoa, Cotija cheese meringue, xoconostle (a fruit of prickly pear cactus) foam, coconut cotton and a reduction of jamaica and passion fruit.

Bittersweet chocolate, bed of peanuts and cocoa, Cotija cheese meringue, xoconostle (a fruit of prickly pear cactus) foam, coconut cotton and a reduction of jamaica and passion fruit.

Sabor + Vino 2014 was an incredible experience,” said Chef Miguel Baltazar.  “Four different culinary minds came to Capella Ixtapa with the same objective; to satisfy the palate of our guests, surprise them with the magnificent flavors and show them the best of their cuisine.  It was a great pleasure having them with us and creating the first edition of Capella Ixtapa’s culinary festival together.  For me personally it was also a magnificent opportunity to create, innovate and practice with these amazing Chefs for the Chef of the Year in Mexico contest, at which I will be participating in June, and representing the colors of Capella Ixtapa and our region.  Some of the unforgettable dishes from the festival for me were jack fish with black radish, scallops tiradito, jicama fruit infused with beet and mezcal, cocoa with meringue of salt from Zihuatanejo, and crystallized nopal.”

You can see more photos from the festival here, and mark your calendars for May 2015, for the next Capella Ixtapa Sabor + Vino festival.  Our team is already hard at work planning next year’s festivities!