Sabor a Cabo – A Festival Celebrating the Tastes of Los Cabos

It is hard to believe that I live so close to Los Cabos, Mexico, yet have never traveled there. Many in Los Angeles escape to Los Cabos because of the warm weather, beautiful ocean water and short flight from LAX. And as I learned at a press event in September, there is another reason to add “Cabo” to my list of places to visit: Sabor A Cabo.

Los Cabos Tourism invited me to a press event in September to highlight and promote the Sabor a Cabo festival which takes place December 4 – 10, 2016 (they also hosted the July Travel Massive Los Angeles event, which featured fantastic food and drinks). Sabor a Cabo is an international food festival featuring the cuisine of Los Cabos and also the cuisine from visiting chefs from notable restaurants around the world. This year, Mexico’s most famous rock band Mana will perform a benefit concert at the main event on December 10th.

The Sabor a Cabo press event was held at Rock & Brews in El Segundo, California. Dave Furano, the co-founder of Rock & Brews, graciously welcomed us. In addition to Rock & Brews in over a dozen U.S. cities, there is a Rock & Brews in San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Chef Rodrigo Cabeza de Vaca, Chairman of CANIRAC, the National Chamber of Restaurants and Seasoned Foods Industry in Mexico, spoke to us about the event and its growth since its founding eleven years ago.

We were treated to a light lunch featuring samples from several top Los Cabos chefs: Ángel Carbajal of Nicksan, Jesús Castro of Edith’s Restaurante, and Paolo de la Corte of Sunset da Mona Lisa. Their tasty bites were a wonderful representation of the local flavors of Cabo.

The food presentation, as you can see, was beautiful, and the food did not disappoint. All of us were oohing and ahhing as each course was delivered to our table.

Chef Angel Carbajal of Nick-san's Compache with Poke at Sabor a Cabo at Rock & Brews El Segundo

Chef Ángel Carbajal of Nick-San prepared this Compache with Poke

Chef Angel Carbajal of Nick-san's Compache with Poke at Sabor a Cabo at Rock & Brews El Segundo

Chef Paolo de la Corte of Sunset da Mona Lisa oysters with truffels for Sabor a Cabo event at Rock & Brews El Segundo

Chef Paolo de la Corte of Sunset da Mona Lisa prepared these oysters with truffles. They were heavenly.

Sabor a Cabo chefs pose with Kiera Reilly at Rock & Brews in El Segundo for Los Cabos Tourism

Posing with Chef Angel Carbajal of Nick-San, Chef Jesus Castro of Edith’s Restaurante, Chef Rodrigo Cabeza de Vaca of La Galeria, and Chef Paolo de la Corte of Sunset da Mona Lisa

The growing popularity of this festival is such that we were told that some of the ticket packages for Sabo a Cabo was already sold-out in September, so make plans now to attend this festival next year. More information can be found on the site, Sabor a Cabo.

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