Noma Cofounder, Chef Mads Refslund Private Dinners at Auberge Cabo!

Cabo Scoop! One of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, Mads Refslund, will celebrate the season of gratitude in Cabo. Auberge Resort Collection in Cabo has organized this VV special Thanksgiving feast – stay at Esperanza or Chileno Bay Resort and enjoy private dinners with chef. This November 24 – 28, meet and dine with World Renowned Visiting Chef, in an amazing private in Villa dinner program or intimate group dinners.

An enticing look at Esperanza Resort Cabo

Co-founder of Copenhagen’s Noma, four times named the world’s best restaurant, Chef Mads will draw on land and sea to create a gastronomic event at Esperanza or in your private villa at both resorts. Fanatically dedicated to terroir and to food that is sourced locally and sustainably, he’ll make use of the bounty of the Sea of Cortez and the many organic farms in and around Los Cabos. The result: a culinary experience that could only happen in Baja California.

Accompany Chef Mads on a foraging expedition to learn how to spot not just what’s edible, but what’s wildly delicious. The immersive dining experience showcases sea foraging and a custom multi-course meal built around Chef’s fire and ice concept. Gourmands can join Chef Refslund to scuba dive off the coast of La Paz, Mexico in search of seaweed and take master classes and workshops on how to use local ingredients in a sustainable, waste-free fashion. Refslund, one of the original proponents of zero-waste cooking, will also host one-of-kind dinners, cocktail receptions and more to showcase how some of the most neglected ingredients can yield the most extraordinary results.

You will have an extraordinary opportunity to have one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs prepare a private dinner for you in your villa. You’ll enjoy Chef Mads’s interpretation of Baja California cuisine, drawing on the bounty of the Sea of Cortez and the area’s abundant organic farms to concoct dishes that can be had nowhere else in the world. Savor wine pairings selected by their Master Sommeliers, with a special focus on the Baja Peninsula, also known as Mexico’s Napa Valley. He is available as a private chef for 3 nights only – Tuesday, November 24 to Thursday, November 26, 2020, for up to 10 guests. The cost begins at $5,000, including wine pairings for up to 10 guests. Private Villas are available at both resorts for this amazing opportunity.

For a Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 26, 2020, the cost begins at $7,500 for up to 10 guests, including wine pairings. This dinner is a group dinner, the private Villa dinners are for you and your Villa guests only, at Esperanza and Chileno Bay Villas. If you have friends stay in other rooms, they are also welcome to your private Villa dinner!

Seated on an oceanfront terrace at the magical Cocina del Mar, at Esperanza Resort, you’ll be transfixed watching Chef Mads in the outdoor exhibition kitchen, transforming the purest ingredients into visionary dishes. Reflecting his passion for sustainability, Chef Mads will also demonstrate ingenious ways to minimize food waste — culminating in an evening as enlightening as it is delicious with a menu that reflects the distinctive natural flavors of Baja California. Saturday, November 28th | 6:00 PM $145 per person, exclusive of beverages, service, and tax.

A Danish chef living in New York City, he is an advocate for New Nordic cuisine and a terroir-based approach to cooking. His first cookbook uncovers how we can turn food waste into treasure. In the early years of his career, Chef Refslund earned his reputation working up the Copenhagen ladder at Michelin-starred restaurants Formel B, Restaurationen, The Paul, and Kokkeriet. Together with Rene Redzepi and Claus Meyer he co-founded Noma, which would go on to receive 2 Michelin Stars and was four times ranked the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant Magazine.

Chef Mads Refslund

Auberge Resorts hosts two scrumptious resorts in Cabo – I survived Hurricane Newton at Esperanza with the professional care of one of our favorite GM’s, Marc Rodriguez. Our clients love both Auberge Resorts in Cabo- if you are a golfer, Auberge and Chileno are gems. Auberge has been a favorite of our client families for years, acres to roam. Set at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula, between two massive bluffs, and only a few miles from Cabo San Lucas, Esperanza provides stunning views of both the Sea of Cortez and Punta Ballena – Whale Point – lounge in winter and tally the humpback’s passing and breaching. Our clients love golf, tacos and icy margaritas at Chileno Bay Resort in Cabo. It is also home to the famed Comal restaurant. The resort has luxurious suites and many Villa accommodations and a private six-bedroom ocean front Villa, Brisa Del Mar.

Cabo has strict Covid-19 measures in place, as do both hotels. Treat yourself and indulge in a sunny warm safe escape.

Extremely limited availability. Reservations required, call us!

Artful Travel – Meet Juan Carlos Breceda

Recent discovery at a small but well stocked gallery at Esperanza Resort, Cabo. I love learning about local artists when I travel. Juan Carlos Breceda’s art work at Esperanza is well displayed in the outdoor lobby and the art gallery, his whimsical blue nosed women and animals spoke to me for a few days and I knew at least one would return with me. Cuba to Cabo, paintings always find a way to my walls!

Most of Juan Carlos’ artwork is COBRA-style, mixed-media on paper. His works share an intensity in the color schemes, a thrust in the brush work, an energy bordering on fierceness and sternness. Applying rough brush strokes of contrasting colors, discarding depth or perspective, Breceda creates simple forms filled with energy. Women and animals are the central theme in his work. A woman is repeated. Her enormous eyes, steady gaze and harsh features, do not diminish her softness or sensuality.

Juan Carlos Breceda was born in 1958 in Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico. He studied art at National School of Painting, Sculpture and Carving, “La exmeralda”, as well as the famous San Carlos Art School. Teachers knew that he had a unique style and he began exhibiting his art in Mexico City, doing several private showings as well as shows at a well known gallery in Lomas.

Juan Carlos has been the recipient of many national prizes, including the 1997 National Contest of drawing and painting at the National Auditorium Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. Breceda has exhibited in the U.S., South America, and Europe. His style is contemporary and is well received by interior designers and art galleries.