Monday, June 21, 2010

Los Cabos Tapas Contest 2010

For the second time 12 chefs from prestigious hotels and restaurants were creating gourmet mediterranean tapas “baja style” with local ingredients.
Either meat or seafood, together with organic fruits and vegetables from the region.

One&Only Palmilla was represented by sushi chef Yoshiaki Akaike and by Rodrigo Bueno from agua restaurant, who won the contest.

Being one of the judges, I was blown away by the flavors, cooking techniques and beautiful presentations of all the dishes, we got to try. Click here for the video!

Shortly after that event I was inspired to come up with my own little baja tapa creation.

A shrimp & bay scallop empanada with mango chutney and mexican vanilla.