If white is the absence of all color, it is also the singular indicator of light. As a Summer swan song, Sabor de Baja, bedecked in light, and white, checks all the right food and wine boxes on a late summer night.
Originally conceived as a late summer party in the beachside ville of Rosarito, Mexico for the small continent of friends claimed by consummate hostess and organizer Bo Bendana, Sabor de Baja has morphed and blossomed into…well, an even bigger party for what might now be a hemisphere or so of Bo’s friends. Chefs, winemakers and guests alike clamor to attend, to chill, to hang and, of course, to crown a winner or two.
Don’t let the blinding elegance fool you. The food competition is fierce and the voting may be ever so slightly wine-fueled. Held the last Wednesday of August each year, not so coincidentally the last week before Labor Day, which marks the practical end of the brightest, most carefree season of the year, the dazzling display of culinary skill and social grace at Sabor de Baja may provide enough heat in your soul to get you through the icy months to come.
Is it next August yet? When it is, you’ll know where to find me. Cheers, my friends!