As well as enjoying some spectacular dining in restaurants with breathtaking views, Las Ventanas ai Paraíso also offers a variety of tailored culinary experiences for food lovers to enjoy whether they are skilled cooks or gourmands who wish to indulge their love of food, wine and tequila.

BACK TO THE ROOTS BARBACOA DINNER

During this culinary experience, guests travel back to the roots of ancient Mexican cuisine as they learn the pre-Hispanic technique of “barbacoa” used by the Tlaxcalan people. The experience begins in the morning when guests meet with Chef Jesus Chuc, who presents quality sheep meat from local farmers, Pure Pelibuey, Dorper & Katahdin, whose organic and free-range meats are renowned throughout Baja. 

With Chef, guests wrap the meat in Maguey leaves and place it in a heated, underground barbacoa oven. The meat is covered, and over the next seven hours, it will cook slowly in the heated oven and become moist, tender and richly flavorful. That evening, guests gather at a communal table to enjoy a traditional barbacoa dinner with fine mezcal and traditional salsas and sides. 

This culinary experience not only gives guests a glimpse into the history of Mexican gastronomy, but also gives them the opportunity to meet other resort guests during this lively family-style meal. Available on Saturdays.

CHALLENGE THE CHEF

Guests with a magic touch in the kitchen who want to be recognized for their culinary skills can enter Las Ventanas' Challenge the Chef, which was honored with a 2012 Virtuoso Best of the Best Award for Most Innovative Guest Experience. Daring guests prepare an original dish for Executive Chef Fabrice Guisset in the Herb Garden demo kitchen, who then judges their talent by rating it one to three “Spoons.” 

If the meal is a Three Spoon success, Las Ventanas al Paraíso honors the winner by adding his or her dish to the resort’s acclaimed signature restaurant’s menu for a week – with full credit to the star chef. Even those deemed a “work in progress” come out as winners.

BEACH DINING

A delightful evening on the pristine shores listening to the cascading waves in the glow of a warming bonfire is a must at Las Ventanas. Rosewood Las Ventanas presents an array of dining experience that puts a premium on privacy and individuality. A private table and bonfire on the beach is available for special occasions. A fixed menu is possible if requested 24 hours in advance.

For more details, please explore Beach Cabanas.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION (Private)

Learn the secrets of Las Ventanas' award-winning cuisine. The cooking demonstration, conducted by the resort's chefs, are held in the open-air demonstration kitchen located in the beautiful and fragrant herb garden. 

Reservations are required a minimum of 24 hours in advance, and are subject to availability. 

MEN IN WHITE

To impress that special someone with culinary skills while having a deliciously romantic time, guests at Las Ventanas may arrange a “Men in White” evening. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Fabrice Guisset, a participants host and produce an exquisite gourmet affair for two. Meals are prepared in a beautiful setting - an outdoor kitchen in the resort's aromatic herb garden. When the special guest arrives he or she will be escorted to the garden by a butler and presented with champagne and a menu, while their host completes the dinner dressed in chef's "whites." The meal is served by a private waiter, at a table beneath a palapa by candlelight, with soft music playing and herbs perfume the air.

GOURMET TABLE

Every Friday and Saturday evening Las Ventanas offers the Gourmet Table Dinner – a special, five-course tasting menu that showcases the uniqueness of the Baja Peninsula. Presented in La Cava, the intimate and celebratory wine cellar featuring some of the world's finest vintages, the resort's executive chef takes guests on a gastronomic journey, while the sommelier selects an appropriate fine wine to pair with each course. 

7:30 pm; seating limited to 12 guests.

DETAILS

For inquiries or reservations:
lasventanas@rosewoodhotels.com