Baja California triumphs at Gourmet Awards

Corazon de Tierra and Mission 19 are among the best restaurants in Mexico

Baja California triumphs at Gourmet AwardsCourtesy Travel+Leisure Mexico.
Courtesy Travel+Leisure Mexico.

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For the second year in a row now the magazine Travel + Leisure Mexico conducted its “Gourmet Awards”, to present the best cuisine in Mexico.

Among the winners were two Baja California restaurants that shined which were: Mission 19 ran by Chef Javier Plascencia and Corazon de Tierra ran by Chef Diego Hernandez.

There are 10 categories that make up the Gourmet Awards, and those categories are:

Best Spanish Television Show, Book of the Year, Best New Restaurant, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best independent Blog, People’s Choice, Special Recognition, Best Plating Display, Best Tasting Menu and finally Best of the Best.

The variety of flavors and styles were represented by Baja California with nominations in the following categories: Best Tasting Menu : Manzanilla from Ensenada, Best Independent Blog : Life&Food, Best Hotel Restaurant : Corazon de Tierra in Valle de Guadalupe and Best New Restaurant : Misión 19 in Tijuana along with Corazon de Tierra.

The awards were given on Tuesday night October 23rd, and two Baja California restaurants came back with awards, Mission 19 with best new restaurant and Corazon de Tierra with best hotel restaurant.

Something very notable in the categories for best new restaurant, is that both of these restaurants from Baja California have not been in business for more than two years, that only comes to show the great gastronomic progress and development that this region has gone through, which has also at the same time been changing the perception of this region to the world.

These awards also motivate us to get to know the different corners of Mexico, which all of them are very unique in their own way.

Brenda.Colon@sandiegored.com

Translation : Omar.Martinez@sandiegored.com

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