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Peninsula to Host ‘Chef Meets Mexico’ Dinner

Peninsula to Host ‘Chef Meets Mexico’ Dinner

A special dinner featuring two Michelin-starred Japanese chefs will take place at Peninsula, the signature beachfront restaurant at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, on Friday, June 28 at 18:00 hours (6:00 p.m.).

This gala culinary event starts with a welcome cocktail and a traditional cuisine tasting followed by a six-course meal, wine pairings and mixology. A petit fours bar will be available for dessert.

Cooking together with Japanese chefs Tatsuya Noda and Yoshi Yanome, will be chef Anaisa Guevara, a star in her own right. A native of Tijuana, Mexico, Guevara worked at a pair of 3-star Michelin restaurants (in San Diego, California, USA and San Sebastian, Spain) before assuming the role of executive chef at LaFrida, the celebrated dining room at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach dedicated to famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In addition to her duties at LaFrida, where she has raised the bar for culinary excellence, Guevara was recently named head chef at Peninsula. With its exquisite views of sea, sand and sky, Peninsula is a perfect setting for this extraordinary dinner.

Chef Tatsuya Noda says his theme is “nourishing the heart” and caring for the environment. He seeks to offer new culinary experiences and to surprise and inspire diners through his cooking, which weaves together the food cultures of France and Japan. Drawing from his childhood, the dish ‘Eat from the Field’ was inspired by his grandmother’s pickled vegetables. His soup after the meal makes use of vegetable offcuts, the idea being to value ingredients and avoid waste. Noda brings his rich sensibilities and a sustainable approach to Japanese food culture.

Chef Yoshikazu Yanome’s philosophy is built on the Edomae Sushi concept, a culinary template popular during Japan’s Edo period (1603 – 1868), when fresh fish and seafood were caught daily in Tokyo Bay. Currently, Yanome, who won the competition for best ‘sushiman’ in Spain in 2015, focuses on red prawns from Spain’s Valencia coast, where his Honoo brasserie is located; and Nigiri, the most popular type of sushi in Japan. (Nigiri is an oval-shaped mound of rice with a slice of usually raw fish pressed by hand atop the rice). Yanome’s fish of choice is hamachi, a member of the amberjack family.

Tickets for this distinctive culinary event, sponsored by Citibanamex, BlackRock, and Subaru as well as Fiprotur and Comepesca, are $5,950 MX pesos (roughly equivalent to $350 USD).