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, the winner is honored by having his or her dish added to the menu of the resort’s acclaimed signature restaurant for a week – with full credit as the star chef. Even those deemed a “work in progress” come out as winners, receiving a complimentary tequila shot.
Suite Service: Spacious and inviting, airy and elegant, our guestrooms are unlike any others. For guests who like to linger in the luxury of their beautifully appointed suite, room service is available 24 hours a day from a special menu. Enjoy breakfast in bed or a romantic dinner for two served on your private terrace.
Beach Dining: A delightful evening spent on the pristine shores of Las Ventanas is possible. Listen to the cascading waves in the glow of a warming bonfire. Your private table and bonfire on the beach is available for those special occasions. A fixed menu is possible if requested 24 hours in advance.
"A Taste of Las Ventanas" Progressive Dinner: Experience the diverse culinary specialties of Las Ventanas – all in one evening. Start with a sampler of sashimi and specialty rolls with a famous Las Ventanas Baja Margarita at the Ceviche, Sushi & Tequila Bar. Then savor a two-course dinner with wine pairing at the Sea Grill, followed by an array of sumptuous mini desserts with a glass of aged Port, coffee/tea service and a shot of Tequila Reposado in the Lounge Bar.
Cooking Classes: Learn the secrets of Las Ventanas' award-winning cuisine with the Saturday morning cooking classes conducted by the resort's chefs. The one-hour group and private classes are held in the open-air demonstration kitchen located in the beautiful and fragrant herb garden.
Men In White: Want to really impress your special someone with your culinary skills while having a deliciously romantic time? Then arrange a 'Men in White' evening. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Fabrice Guisset, you'll produce an exquisite gourmet affair for two. The setting is beautiful: the resort's aromatic herb garden, which features an outdoor kitchen where you will prepare the meal. Your guest will be escorted to the garden by a butler and presented with champagne and a menu as you complete the dinner dressed in chef's "whites." Served by a private waiter, the two of you will dine under a palapa in candlelight, with soft music playing and herb aromatherapy filling the air.
Taste of Baja Dinner: Every Thursday and Friday evening Las Ventanas offers the Taste of Baja 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 p.m.; seating limited to 14 guests.
BBQ Las Ventanas: Friday evenings, Las Ventanas offers the BBQ Las Ventanas – a special, four-course tasting menu showcasing the resort's version of a Barbecue, complete with Starter, Seafood & Shellfish course, Meat Course and a delicious dessert. BBQ Las Ventanas is available at Sea Grill from 6:30pm.
Fees and/or set-up charges may apply to culinary programs.