Welcome to a new episode of RARE Conversations. Joining us today are Perla Garnica & Marina Garnica, founders of GastroVino, Baja food and Wine Festival. In our current episode we will discover the inspiration behind this event, the activities to be held as well as the restaurants and wineries involved this year for the 10th anniversary of the festival.
Perla shares that prior to founding GastroVino festival, back in 2012, she was mostly involved in Mexican wine distribution; multiple visits to Valle de Guadalupe and witnessing its events, inspired her to bring to life this unique festival merging the local-Mexican culinary experience with Baja-produced wines.
The last edition of the event was held in 2020, so this year makes its grand comeback. There will be a major participation of new restaurants in the Todos Santos and Pescadero area, in addition to restaurants from La Paz and Los Cabos alongside twenty wineries from Valle de Guadalupe. An outstanding aspect of the festival is giving back to the community, therefore each year it is dedicated to help a local organization, this year it supports "The Palapa Society", as it did 10 years ago. Additionally, to have partnered with the zero waste Alliance to have a waste-free event and with Water Ways Baja company to provide the attendees with free water stations.
Marina shares the selection of the restaurants that would be participating in the festival, and special events that will take place, such as a blind tasting sensorial experience hosted at a spectacular and private historic property in downtown Todos Santos. Over 44 restaurants will participate throughout the event, which will begin on Thursday, November 10th at a fine pairing dinner at the new restaurant, Botánica, at the iconic oceanfront Rancho Pescadero, and will culminate on Sunday, November 13th at the Sky Lounge at Hotel Guaycura with a sunset afterparty to join us at the final toast.
Great food, celebration, wine, performances, music and lots of enjoyment await for you at GastroVino. To learn more, and purchase your tickets online visit our website: www.gastrovino.mx
, or get them at Jazamango & Café La Perla, inside Plaza Amigos in Todos Santos, in La Paz at La Fabrica by 1240, in San José del Cabo at The Shoppes at Palmilla and Pez Gordo Gallery and in Cabo San Lucas at The Wine Market.