Gourmands from across the globe will be traveling south this winter to take part in an epicurean experience for the ages. Hosted by Pueblo Bonito’s Quivira Los Cabos, this five-day, four-night Culinary Odyssey program brings together their finest culinary offerings – and then some – to impress even the most discerning of taste buds.
The wow factor begins at check-in as guests are whisked to The Towers at Pacifica, an exclusive VIP enclave within the resort featuring 47 guest rooms and suites with private terraces, including six suites with private plunge pools and one magnificent, 3,200-square-foot presidential suite. All have enhanced room amenities and 24-hour butler service that has been certified by the British Butler Institute. A third tower, which can be reached by sky bridge, features an oceanfront private lounge and a state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the ocean, both open exclusively to guests of The Towers. Those who visit December to March will enjoy nearly hourly whale sightings from the comfort of their rooms, and are able to access a private whale watching lounge for breakfast, snacks and cocktails daily.
Beyond the accommodations, the package includes four lavish dinner experiences, starting with a six-course tasting menu and wine pairings dinner at La Frida. Dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, this elegant, candlelit dining room, decorated with reproductions of Kahlo’s paintings, serves classic-yet-inventive Mexican cuisine. Many of the wines selected for this exceptional dinner, including red, white and rose varietals, are drawn from Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley in Baja California Norte, an award-winning appellation.
Another dinner showcases Peninsula, a beachfront restaurant located in Pacifica’s third tower specializing in regional cuisine that highlights the bounty of Baja’s freshest seafood and finest local produce. Peninsula affords expansive views of the beach, sea and sky, as well as an a la carte dinner menu that includes a choice of three different ceviches and a variety of fish, poultry and meat entrees.
Next, guests will take part in an al fresco dinner at Quivira Steakhouse, which is beachside and offers a surf and turf wine-paired dinner. Special care was taken to curate wines from Guadalupe Valley, which is Mexico’s version of Napa Valley.
The final dinner option offers a choice of customized experiences, notably a romantic dinner for two on the beach under the stars, which includes a tequila and mezcal tasting guided by the resort’s spirits sommelier.
Beyond the main dinners, Culinary Odyssey package guests also have access to more than a dozen other restaurants at the Pacifica, Sunset Beach and Montecristo (the resort hotels all within the Quivira Los Cabos property), as well as at either of the downtown resort locations, Pueblo Bonito Rose, or Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos.
The Culinary Odyssey package starts at $4,375 per couple. Enhancements, including a cooking class where guests use herbs and other ingredients grown on-site, as well as a fishing expedition and even a culinary walking tour to hotspots around town, may be added for an additional charge.
For more, visit www.pueblobonito.com.
*A version of this story appeared in So Scottsdale and Uptown Magazines