Travelers who like to eat and drink their way through a weekend getaway should check out Fiestas del Mar, a south-of-the-border celebration of wine and seafood in Ensenada, Mexico.
The event, April 20 at Ensenada’s Hotel Coral and Marina, will focus on Baja’s growing culinary marketplace. Events include a ceviche contest, wine and Champagne tastings, hot air balloon rides and live entertainment.
“We created Fiestas del Mar to celebrate Ensenada’s unique culture and flavor,” said Lizette Sanchez, director of sales and public relations. “We’re bringing together music, family entertainment, the region’s finest wines and a variety of interpretations of one of our iconic dishes, ceviche.”
Amateur chefs will face off in the hotel’s gardens at 4 p.m. before a panel of expert judges, including Baja chef Sabina Bandera Gonzales of La Guerrerense. Wine tastings will feature more than 15 regional wineries, and guests can select their favorite for a People’s Choice Award.