By Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene
OMNIA Los Cabos Anniversary Weekend – Spring Break 2019 was bigger and better than ever this year! In addition to a jammed packed lineup of some of the world’s best DJ’s, OMNIA Los Cabos also celebrated their 1-year anniversary weekend featuring sold out performances by Kaskade & MAKJ over the weekend of March 9-10. Other exciting OMNIA Spring Break performances included DJ Vice, Gryffin, Loud Luxury, Chantel Jeffries, NGHTMRE, CRANKDAT, RL Grime, DJ Flight, BAAUER, Matoma, Oliver Heldens, Party Favor, Sam Feldt, and DJ Shift! OMNIA offers VIP villas and oceanfront cabanas with private plunge pools for guests who demand privacy and excellence. The combination of today’s top DJ talent, bottle service, champagne showers, and breathtaking natural surroundings make OMNIA one of the top destinations for daytime entertainment.
Fat Tuesday Party at Sancho’s – One of Sancho’s biggest and best parties of the year is their Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras party! This year Fat Tuesday fell on March 5, and Sancho’s pulled out all the stops for a day full of excess and purple, green, and yellow themed celebrations. Food and drink specials included Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffee, King Cake and Abita beer, accompanied by festive masks and Mardi Gras beads. Fat Tuesday is traditionally a day to indulge in rich and fatty foods before the ritual fasting of lent, and Sancho’s twist on New Orleans favorites did not disappoint! Zydeco music and videos and limited-edition Sancho’s Mardi Gras shirts were an extra special way to celebrate Fat Tuesday in Cabo. Sancho’s is centrally located on the Cabo San Lucas marina and open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. @SanchosCabo
Salsa and Salsa – Salsa and Salsa is the #1 cooking and dance tour in Mexico and is a really great way to spend an afternoon with the whole family. Located at Sunset MonaLisa restaurant, Salsa and Salsa’s dancing chefs guide you through 3 hours of salsa and guacamole making, followed by salsa dancing lessons with panoramic views of the famous Cabo arch in the background. We started our day learning how to make a basic yet tasty margarita. Mini chefs were offered virgin margaritas or jamaica (a non-alcoholic tea made from hibiscus). Next up was classic roasted red salsa that we mixed up in a molcajete. All the ingredients are roasted and prepared before you arrive making it easy to follow along. Red salsa was followed by salsa verde, pico de gallo (aka salsa Mexicana), tropical salsa with pineapple, guacamole, and dessert salsa, all accompanied by bottomless margaritas served by resident Sunset MonaLisa “Intoxicologists”. After we successfully completed our salsas and snacks, staff cleared the dance floor for an introductory salsa dancing lesson. For those who may forget the recipes after a few too many margaritas, not to worry, each guest is provided all the recipes at the end of the day. The regular price is $89 USD per adult. Ask about special discounts for large groups and special occasions!
Women! Cocktails, Food & Sweets – On Friday, March 8, women in Los Cabos celebrated International Women’s Day at “Women!, Cocktails, Foods & Sweets” at Metate Cabo. The first edition of this successful and well attended event included 25 local female chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists and bartenders preparing tasty cocktails, imaginative food and mouthwatering sweets. In addition to painters, a jewelry maker and a henna artist, 10 Cabo influencers were also invited to serve up a special cocktail to raise money for Paulina Garciglia Mercado, a local woman who was burned in a terrible accident. I was honored to represent Destino Los Cabos at this event, alongside the other talented local businesswomen who are committed to supporting and promoting Los Cabos. The theme of the night was “Empowered Women, empower women!” and we can’t wait to see what the next edition has in store.
Havana Nights at Nick-San – Nick-San restaurant in Palmilla hosts a Havana Nights themed dinner every Saturday night during high season. For only $700 MXN (roughly $37 USD), guests enjoy a delightful 4-course dinner, a glass of wine, and lively entertainment featuring Cuban singer Rosalia De Cuba, accompanied by a live band, and 7 Latin dancers in a variety of dazzling beaded and ruffled costumes. I lost count of the number of costume changes, but each new ensemble was more elaborate than the last. Rosalia shined with her rendition Camila Cabello’s “Havana” and many other fan favorite songs. The food at Nick-San never disappoints, and the night I had the opportunity to visit was no different. The 4-course dinner featured an amuse bouche of fresh salmon, an appetizer of Kani Kama Salad, a main course choice of Chicken Miso Yaki or Fish Curry, and a dessert of Green Tea flavored Crème Brûlée.
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