Meets NYC’s first event, Baja Meets NYC (2014), was a multi-day, multi-format culinary salon that brought Baja winemakers and chefs to New York City to introduce the Big Apple to the wonders of the Baja Peninsula’s coastal cuisine. Three of Baja’s most successful chefs, Diego Hernández of Corazon de Tierra, Javier Plascencia of Mision 19, and Drew Deckman of Deckman’s en el Mogor, and five Baja winemakers, led by Hugo d’Acosta of Casa de Piedra and Aborigen, and including Amado Garza (Viñas de Garza), Phil Gregory (Vena Cava Winery), Joaquin Prieto (Vinas Tres Valles), and Mauricio Cantú (Cava Aragon 126) were featured at Baja Meets NYC’s opening cocktail party at Hotel Americano’s Artico rooftop space, and dedicated wine tastings at the Mexican Consulate‘s Octavio Paz Gallery and Casa Mezcal. Paired multi-course Baja wine dinners hosted by NYC chefs Roberto Santibañez (Fonda), Julian Medina (Toloache Thompson), and Danny Mena (Hecho en Dumbo). An 8-course paired wine dinner, or cena maridaje at Hotel Americano closed the program and a bonus event on Friday, March 7th was held at James Beard House.
Here’s a look at what a cold weekend in February in New York City looked like when Baja took over the town.