Mexican Wine on Broadway
The Valle de Guadalupe in the state of Baja California, Mexico, is an internationally recognized winemaking region and the key wine region of Mexico, producing 90% of Mexican wine. Though a wine producing culture has existed in Baja since the 1700s, it wasn’t until the 1980s that Mexican wine production improved and Baja wines gained notice.
The region has also fostered an exciting community of chefs and restaurants that pairs the region's wines with menus highlighting of other fresh, local ingredients. This combination has made the Valle de Guadalupe a food and wine destination of international acclaim. The Valle de Guadalupe is now gathering up its food and wine bounty and taking it on the road … all the way to Broadway.
Baja Meets New York!, is a Mexican wine and food festival that will highlight the cuisine of the Valle de Guadalupe. The festival, taking place February 26 through March 1, is a celebration of Baja, Mexico's food and wine culture. For the event, Baja wineries and chefs will team up with New York City chefs and restaurants for a wine lovers’ celebration.
The event will highlight five Baja winemakers, led by Hugo d’Acosta of Casa de Piedra and Aborigen, Amado Garza (Viñas de Garza), Phil Gregory (Vena Cava Winery), Joaquin Prieto (Vinas Tres Valles), and Mauricio Cantú (Cava Aragon); and three of Baja’s most successful chefs, including Diego Hernández of Corazon de Tierra, Javier Plascencia of Mision 19, and Drew Deckman of Deckman’s en el Mogor, all of whom will be creating dinner with wine pairings at locales throughout the city.
There will also be an opening cocktail party at Hotel Americano’s Artico, wine tastings at the Mexican Consulate‘s Octavio Paz Gallery and Casa Mezcal, and paired multi-course Baja wine dinners hosted by NYC chefs Roberto Santibañez, Julian Medina, and Danny Mena. To cap it all off, there will be a fabulous 8-course paired wine dinner, or cena maridaje, featuring all Baja chefs and winemakers.
For more information see: Baja Meets New York Website