Chefs Night Out
Recent events highlight Los Cabos’ finest restaurants
Los Cabos has become a culinary capital, and in the last few months two separate events celebrated the flavors and traditions of some of its best restaurants. Want more information on Los Cabos events? Visit our website, www.eventsloscabos.com.
Sabor a Cabo Wows
The 11th annual Sabor a Cabo international food festival returned to Los Cabos in 2016 with not one but three separate events. The celebration kicked off with its free three-day Beerfest Sabor a Cabo on November 18, 19, 20. The festivities included food stands, live music performed by various bands, and a showcasing of more than 90 types of artisanal beer, not to mention the mezcal and tequila on hand. Regional food took center stage during the Sabor a Cabo Rural celebration in nearby Los Tamarindos on December 4. Restaurants like Mi Casa wowed with dishes that celebrate the country’s rich culinary history and vibrant traditions. The main event on December 10 in the sculpture garden at Puerto Los Cabos featured more than 50 of the region’s best restaurants as well as several of the country’s top wineries. And, as if that were not enough, the final Sabor a Cabo event was headlined by world-famous band Maná. Restaurants featured throughout the nearly month-long Sabor a Cabo included María Corona, Bar Esquina, SUR Beach House by Bar Esquina, Los Tres Gallos, and Edith’s.
Sunset Monalisa Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
The restaurant industry is known to be unforgiving, especially in a destination as competitive as Los Cabos. But Sunset Monalisa has set itself apart from day one. The restaurant, which recently rebranded from Sunset da Monalisa to Sunset Monalisa, earlier this year celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the setting was stunning: Would you expect anything less from a restaurant that is known for its iconic sunset views of the arch at Land’s End? But it’s not only the view that has set Sunset Monalisa apart. The stewardship of visionary Gianmarco Vela has guided Sunset Monalisa to great success while also shaping the culinary scene that has helped make Los Cabos such a world-class destination. And, in more recent years, corporate chef Paolo della Corte has elevated Sunset Monalisa’s already-exceptional Mediterranean menu to the next level.
Special guests that evening included wedding planners, destination management companies, and concierges. The menu at the exclusive party featured canapés bursting with the flavors that are synonymous with the chef. Among the canapés: baked oysters with black truffle, short rib risotto, goat cheese, tuna tartar, and octopus.
Gramusik provided the evening’s music, beginning with a moving guitar duet followed by a percussion-saxophone performance. At the festivities, Vela thanked members of his team, including della Corte, Engelberto Tirado, David Montiel, Renee Carrizalez, and Jessica Armenta.
The party continued throughout the evening with more music and dancing. All of the guests joined in, and the party was enjoyed by all. People are already anxiously awaiting the next anniversary celebration.