Social Cabo – July 2019
By Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene - Feature image credit: Gastro Bar / All Access Cabo
From musical concerts and food festivals, to restaurant and hotel Grand Openings and over-the-top parties and activities, Cabo always has something new and exciting to see, eat, and experience!
Nobu Kanpai Sunset – On Thursday, May 23, the new Nobu Hotel Los Cabos on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja Peninsula, next to Diamante Cabo San Lucas, hosted their first Kanpai Sunset party, which promises to be one of the best social events in the area. This invitation only event featured music by DJ INO and MC Johnny Def, resident DJ at Jockeys Club in Ibiza, Spain, along with light bites and cocktails. Guests could also choose to enjoy a truly fantastic Nobu Restaurant experience, a special 8 course Omakase Menu featuring Toro Tartar, Nobu 3 Classic, Sashimi Salad, Yuzu Butter Poached Totoaba with Green Apple Shiso Sauce, Grilled Rib-Eye with seared Foie Gras in Spicy Tosazu Sauce and Pumpkin Puree, Chef’s Choice Sushi, King Crab Spicy Soup, and dessert for $120 USD per person. The magical beachfront location, along with excellent food and service made for a wonderful evening that concluded with an exciting firework show. The new Nobu Hotel offers 200 guest rooms and suites, a luxurious spa, shopping, infinity pools, private cabanas, meeting spaces, and a variety of bars and dining, including Nobu restaurant on the beach.
ME White Party – ME Cabo Hotel held their annual White Party on May 25th at Blue Marlin Ibiza Poolside Beach Club where the dress code is always semi-formal all white attire. The White Party has become the one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated parties of the year for many Cabo locals. Each year the Blue Marlin Ibiza pool is transformed with moody lighting, lively entertainment, a fabulous fireworks show, a photo booth with fun props, and seating for more than 1,000 guests. This year guests danced the night away to music by Brazilian artist Bruno Martini, an international chart-topping DJ with over half a billion plays on Spotify alone. On the evening prior to the event, ME Cabo hosted a lovely evening of signature cocktails, music and art, along with artist Adry del Rocio’s new 3D mural installation inspired by the ocean at their Rose Bar. “Tatei Haramara” meaning “Our Mother Ocean” in Wixarika (Huichol dialect) is part of the new art scene at ME Cabo. If you couldn’t make it this year, don’t forget to mark your calendar for May 2020….you won’t want to miss one of Cabo’s most iconic events!
Cocktail & Menu Preview with Chef Martín Berasategui – On June 3, Gastro Bar at Paradisus Los Cabos Beach Resort hosted a Cocktail and Menu Preview event with Master Chef Martín Berasategui, who has earned an impressive 10 Michelin stars! The evening included a red carpet and cocktail hour with beautiful live music by Cabo Strings. Following cocktails was a very special one-time only private dinner with Chef Martín Berasategui and 12 talented local and international chefs and oenologists, including Chef Javier Plascencia, Chef Ivan Icra, Enóloga María de Lourdes Martínez, Chef Jorge Alberto Ildefonso, Chef Maribel Alejandra Aldaco, Chef Diego Rubén López, Chef Omar Armas, Chef Pedro Francisco Javier Abascal, Chef Alex Branch, Chef David Hussong, and Chef Marco Carboni. On June 4, Gastro Bar invited the public to a sold out 7-course tasting dinner which included dishes like Jalapeno Foam, Black Garlic, Cucumber Mayonnaise and Cod Fritter; Grilled Sea Bass with Squid Tartar and Toasted Walnut Herb with hints of saffron; Nero Lobster Ravioli and Ginger with Coffee Foam and Curry; and Chocolate, Coffee, Amaretto ice cream and sorbet. @GastroBarByMB
4th Paellas Festival by Los Cabos Rotary Club – The 4th Paellas Festival took place at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar on Saturday, June 8 with more than 500 people in attendance. Teams made up of a head chef, sous chef and host from 16 participating local hotels had 90 minutes to prepare a delicious seafood-based paella using charcoal, wood, gas, frying pan, pot or casserole. Participants were judged based on cleanliness of their stations, time execution, rice texture, and taste. To keep the competition fair and unbiased, the texture and taste portion of the competition were judged in a blind taste test with judges only having a number corresponding to each paella. This year Destino Los Cabos was honored to have our very own Advertising Executive Ali Lohrman invited as a guest judge! Guests sampled each expertly prepared paella and sipped on wine and cocktails along with a lively salsa dance performance. The event was organized by the Los Cabos Rotary Club and proceeds from tickets sold went to their much deserving Scholarship Program. In the end, Chef Alejandro Macias from Grand Fiesta American was victorious with the best paella of the day! @LosCabosRotaryClub
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