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Article originally published in Destino Los Cabos Magazine.  View the latest online issue of Destino HERE!

 

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by Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene

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CULINARY AWARDS LOS CABOS – The first ever Culinary Awards was held at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar on Wednesday, April 25. The ceremony celebrated all the biggest and best names in Los Cabos gastronomy and concluded with a reception, red carpet and cocktail gala for attendees. Ten culinary categories were voted and awarded by a jury of 41, while the remaining five categories were selected through an on-line public voting campaign that began in January. Over 9,000 people voted for the people’s choice categories. Sabor a Cabo A.C. was also recognized for their tremendous achievements in the Los Cabos culinary world for the last 12 years. Out of the 104 restaurants registered, here are the winners:

Jury Awards

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR IN A HOTEL

Comal | Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR IN THE CITY

Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar by Richard Sandoval

CHEF OF THE YEAR

Yvan Mucharraz | Comal (Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences)

NEW RESTAURANT

Comal | Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences

RISING NEW CHEF

Anand Singh | Árbol (Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort)

BAR OF THE YEAR

The Rooftop | The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

Osvaldo Vázquez | Comal (Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences)

CULINARY PROPOSAL

Comal | Chileno Bay Resorts & Residences

SWEET – DESSERT PROPOSAL

Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar by Richard Sandoval

WINE SELECTION

Seared by One&Only Palmilla | One&Only Palmilla

People’s Choice Awards

CULINARY EXPERIENCE: LOCATED IN A HOTEL IN CABO

El Farallón | The Resort at Pedregal

CULINARY EXPERIENCE: LOCATED IN CABO

Sunset Monalisa

CULINARY EXPERIENCE: LOCATED ON THE TOURIST CORRIDOR

Pitahayas | Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar

CULINARY EXPERIENCE: LOCATED IN A HOTEL IN SAN JOSE DEL CABO

Café des Artistes | JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa

CULINARY EXPERIENCE: LOCATED IN SAN JOSE DEL CABO

Flora’s Field Kitchen

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CUISINE OF THE SUN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL – The Villa Group’s collection of luxury resorts in Cabo San Lucas (Villa del Palmar, Villa del Arco, and Villa La Estancia) held their first edition of Cuisine of the Sun from April 24-27. The event featured a line-up of internationally acclaimed chefs and Food Network stars including Susie Jimenez, Chris Kyler, Tregaye Fraser and Rahm Fama. Even some of the Villa Group’s own talented restaurant chefs got in on the action with Chef Gulio Lupori (Bella California), Chef Jorge Salas (El Patron), Chef Remby Rubio (Neptune), Chef Tanya Diaz (Tomatillos), and Chef Candelario Leon (La Casona). Guest of the festival were invited to enjoy cooking classes, chef demonstrations, dinner parties and more! The celebrity chefs took turns preparing a variety of dishes poolside including ceviche, traditional guacamole, and grilled fish tacos with handmade tortillas. Day two and three included exciting cooking competitions that paired chefs vs. hotel guests. Each day finished with a 4- or 5-course meal paired with wines from Mexico, Italy, and Napa Valley. The festival concluded with a closing ceremony on the beach with fashion show, live music and mouthwatering cuisine from participating chefs. Stay tuned for the second edition of Cuisine of the Sun…you won’t want to miss it! @VilladelPalmarBeachResortSpaCaboSanLucas

DRINK

FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS – On Friday, April 27, Destino Los Cabos partnered with OMNIA Los Cabos for one of their first “Feel Good Fridays.” The day was a mix of heart pumping music by resident DJ flight and local DJ Daniel Romo, lounging by the crystal-clear pool with valued Destino clients, and enjoying tropical coco drinks created especially for our event. Destino and friends got the chance to experience one of OMNIA’s swanky 2-story VIP bungalows with private infinity plunge pool and extraordinary views of the Sea of Cortez. The Los Cabos location is OMNIA’s first Dayclub in Mexico, which opened earlier this year inside the Vidanta Los Cabos Resort in San Jose del Cabo. OMNIA is part of the Hakkasan International brand with popular day and nightclubs throughout the world. This new OMNIA location boasts a central pool, large palapa bar, pool side daybeds, private cabanas, and two 2-story VIP bungalows which have become a favorite of celebrities and large groups. OMNIA Los Cabos invites you to make every Friday a good one and join them each week for great music by local DJ talent, specials for Cabo locals, and relaxed local reservation minimums. @OMNIALosCabos

PLAY

MAVILA LAUCH PARTY AT LUXURY AVENUE – Mavila is the newest addition to the Quivira Los Cabos family, a luxury master planned community located on the Pacific Ocean about 10 minutes outside of Cabo. Mavila welcomed local real estate agents, clients, and friends to Cabo’s Luxury Avenue on Thursday, May 3 for a presentation about their exciting new real estate offerings. Drinks, appetizers and cocktails were served to the lively sounds of local Spanish string duo, CaboStrings. @MavilaatQuivira

SHOP

HOME DÉCOR PARTIES BY SIMPLY DIVINE CABO – Simply Divine is a home store in Cabo San Lucas that offers a wide selection of home décor, jewelry, accessories, factory direct artificial plants and more! On Tuesday, April 24 they launched a new concept for Cabo; in home design parties where they bring a display of items from their store and a catalog for guests to order from, along with special incentives for the hostess. For more information or to host a home décor party of your very own, visit www.simplydivinecabo.com. @SimplyDivineCabo

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