Thanksgiving in Cabo San Lucas

Thanksgiving in Cabo San Lucas

I like November.  In Cabo San Lucas, November sees temperatures around 90F, and we keep busy with colorful festivities and other celebrations leading us into the December holiday season.  While Thanksgiving is not a Mexican holiday, the large number of US visitors to Baja means we’ve adopted the day here as well.  For several years now I have celebrated Thanksgiving in Cabo San Lucas surrounded by friends and family and we do our best to recreate our own feast of traditional dishes.

At Capella Pedregal our chefs prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Don Manuel’s restaurant, and many of the residents and visitors love to have their Thanksgiving dinner prepared at their residence as well.  I love how each in-residence meal is completely personalized to the tastes and desires of our guests; our chefs do an amazing job of recreating those dishes tied to the individual family’s traditions.

Thanksgiving in Cabo San LucasRecently, I got a chance to chat with one of our Capella Pedregal Residence owners, who has adopted a tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving here in Cabo San Lucas.  Todd and his family and a couple of their close friends have been celebrating Thanksgiving with us for several years.  Curious, I asked him what brought him back year in and year out.  “Thanksgiving is a very special time of year for us, and while the entire family is scattered around the country for work and living, and we don’t get to see each other too often, Thanksgiving is traditionally the time of year we commit to spend with each other.  Cabo San Lucas is a perfect holiday destination for us, because it is just a short flight away from Colorado; we get to enjoy the sun, and the beach life; and above all, we get to spend time with our family and close friends with no interruption of work or meetings.  And – we love getting spoiled by the Capella Pedregal team, from spa to dining and more!  Even my mom admits that letting go of the cooking reigns enables her to enjoy more time with the family.  Besides, the chefs here know what their doing— we’ve even recreated some of our favorite Capella recipes back home!” Todd explained.

Together with the entire Capella Pedregal team, we wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful for each and every one of you!

Día De Acción De Gracias Bajo El Cálido Sol Mexicano

Thanksgiving in Cabo San Lucas

Me gusta noviembre. En Cabo San Lucas noviembre llega a tener temperaturas de hasta 33 grados Celsius, y nos mantenemos ocupados con coloridas fiestas y celebraciones que nos van encaminando hacia la época navideña decembrina. Mientras que el Día de Acción de Gracias no es una tradición mexicana, la gran población temporal y permanente de americanos en la Baja ha hecho que muchos la adoptemos también. Por varios años ya he pasado esta fiesta rodeada de amigos y familia haciendo lo posible por recrear nuestro propio festín con los tradicionales platillos de Día de Acción de Gracias.

En Capella Pedregal nuestros chefs preparan una auténtica cena de Acción de Gracias en el restaurante Don Manuel’s, y muchos de nuestros residentes y huéspedes adoran tener su cena preparada en su villa o residencia también. Me encanta como cada una de estas cenas es preparada al completo gusto y deseos de cada uno de nuestros huéspedes; nuestros chefs realizan un maravilloso trabajo recreando los platillos que más se apegan a las tradiciones de cada una de las familias que nos visitan.

Thanksgiving in Cabo San LucasRecientemente tuve oportunidad de platicar con uno de nuestros propietarios de nuestras Capella Pedregal Residencias, el cual ha adoptado la tradición de celebrar Acción de Gracias aquí en Cabo San Lucas. Todd y su familia y algunos de sus amigos más cercanos han celebrado Acción de Gracias con nosotros por varios años ya. Curiosa, le pregunte qué es lo que lo trae de vuelta cada año. “Acción de Gracias es una fecha muy importante para nosotros, y mientras toda nuestra familia está repartida por varios puntos de los Estados Unidos y no nos vemos mucho, Acción de Gracias es tradicionalmente la época del año en la cual nos comprometemos a reunirnos para pasarla en familia. Cabo San Lucas es un destino perfecto para nosotros, ya que está a solamente a pocas horas de vuelo de Colorado; podemos disfrutar del sol y la vida en la playa; y sobre todo, podemos pasar tiempo con nuestra familia y amigos cercanos sin ninguna interrupción laboral. Y claro, nos encanta como nos consiente el equipo de Capella Pedregal, desde el spa, las cenas y todo! Incluso mi madre admite que dejar la responsabilidad de la cocina le permite disfrutar mucho más esta época familiar. Además de que los chefs aquí saben exactamente lo que hacen -incluso hemos recreado algunas de nuestras recetas favoritas de Capella en casa en Colorado!” me explicó Todd.

Junto con todo el equipo de Capella Pedregal, les deseamos una gran fiesta de Acción de Gracias, estamos agradecidos por cada uno de ustedes!

Celebrate The Holiday Season At Capella Washington D.C.


I can’t believe our very first Holiday Season at Capella Washington, D.C. is here!  It has been such an incredible experience working with all of my team members to create a new foundation that we can look back on for many years to come.  One of the most important concepts we all keep in mind when working on Holiday specials, promotions, and dining experiences is keeping the guest at the center of everything we do.  For example, during the creation of The Grill Room’s Thanksgiving dinner & brunch menu, Chef Jakob Esko made sure to tailor each holiday dish to showcase traditional and modern fare that we all love, while also incorporating dishes of his own creation infused with European and New American flavors and influences.  Every piece of our holiday offerings brings a special experience for the guest, giving them a sense of home and comfort.  The following are my Insider favorites just for you this Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve:

Thanksgiving & Black Friday:

  • Cozy up by the fireplace with your family on Thanksgiving in the comforts of your own Presidential Suite dining room and enjoy a symbolic tableside cutting of the Thanksgiving Turkey!  Even the table décor is dressing up for the event- courtesy of quintessential American Fashion Designer, Ralph Lauren.  Details
  • Take advantage of Black Friday shopping in Georgetown then relax for brunch at The Grill Room where you can look forward to a scrumptious Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict.  While enjoying your brunch and cocktails, Capella Washington D.C. will be offering complimentary gift-wrapping services to relieve some holiday stress! Reservations


Christmas Celebrations:

  • Take your pick from a one or two night stay in a luxury room or suite for Christmas. My favorite perks of this package are: welcome cocktails upon arrival, five-course Christmas Day Dinner, breakfast for two the next day, and family tickets to the Washington Harbour Ice Skating Rink in Georgetown! Details
  • I can’t wait for you to celebrate a new tradition with The Grill Room when you taste the exceptional three-course brunch, two five-course dinner options, and delectable Christmas desserts selections.  I highly suggest the Roasted Turkey with sage, apricot and walnut stuffing with sweet potato gratin gravy and cranberry compote, yum! Details & Menus

New Year’s Eve:

  • You’re going to love Capella Washington, D.C’s New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in The Rye Bar, a five-course dinner at The Grill Room, live entertainment and after dinner dancing, an after midnight supper, and brunch all day on New Year’s Day. Package Details
  • I can’t think of a better way to ring in 2014 than a midnight Taittinger Comtes De Champagne toast! NYE Details & Menu


Be sure to ask your Personal Assistant for more information and specials that you and your family can experience during your stay.  Happy Holiday’s!