Sabor a Cabo Rural 2019

October 8, 2019

Sabor a Cabo Rural 2019 will be held at the Sol de Mayo Ecological Ranch on December 8th and will conclude the week of culinary events of Sabor a Cabo 2019 sponsored by American Express.

Los Cabos, B.C.S.- Sabor a Cabo Rural announced the schedule for the eighth edition of the gastronomic festival beginning Sunday, December 8 at Rancho Ecologico Sol de Mayo in the town of Santiago.

Hostess Carmen Carbajal, founding partner of Sabor a Cabo and president of Sabor a Cabo Rural 2019, was accompanied by Mayor Armida Castro Guzmán, Gustavo Laborde president of CANIRAC Los Cabos, Giammarco Vela president of Sabor a Cabo 2019, Luis Alvarado and Alfonso Vazquez, founding partners of Sabor a Cabo.

Carmen Carbajal began the news conference with information on traditional Mexican cuisine. She emphasized, “It is a lively cultural event, with historical continuity and originality of products, techniques and procedures based on corn, chiles and beans. México is one of eight domestication centers for cultivated plants in the world. It has been documented that about 600 different dishes are prepared mainly with corn in México.

  • The territory of Baja California Sur is described as a coastal territory. Seafood is a favorite ingredient in the preparation of different recipes.
  • Each region of the peninsula features regional dishes. In the central rural areas, red meat dishes are emphasized because livestock is one of the main economic activities.
  • The vast ancestral wealth of Mexican gastronomy has boomed and gained interest in preserving the traditions generation after generation.

For more about Mexican cuisine, Flavors of the Rural Cape offers information on how to recognize, prepare and enjoy it.”

Ms. Carbajal introduced Armida Castro Guzmán, mayor of Los Cabos, who recounted how the idea for Sabor a Cabo Rural came up in an informal meeting with Edith Jimenez and Carmen Carbajal in El Parralito almost eight years ago.

“The great talents of CANIRAC in that rural area came together to rescue regional recipes. It was a team effort between the restaurant chefs and the native people who considered all the local flavors and the natural environment. I thank Sabor a Cabo for continuing to address the challenge of preserving regional dishes. Our rural areas offer many ways to boost the economy of our destination,” commented the mayor.

Ms. Carbajal pointed out her efforts to support local producers and assist in improving their business practices.

An agreement was then signed between the City Council of Los Cabos and Sabor a Cabo, A.C. that guarantees a three-year continuation of the festival with the following objectives.

  1. Benefit the residents of rural communities.
  2. Expand the culture of the municipality.
  3. Spread the word about the natural wealth of the sea.
  4. Publicize the vast number of organic crops.
  5. Highlight the attractions for people who enjoy alternative tourism.
  6. Boost the economic development of rural areas.

Ms. Carbajal thanked Gabriel Fonseca, visual artist, documentary filmmaker, Los Cabos historian and author of a book of photography on the colorful pitahayas, the representative fruit of the region, as well as images of Sabor a Cabo Rural 2019.

Gabriel Fonseca shared, “I am very excited that four historical moments came together at this time. I will quickly name them.

  • The geographical formation of the peninsula 300 million years ago and, therefore, the origin of the Sierra de la Laguna and the Gulf of California.
  • The arrival of humans that left their mark through cave paintings, the presence of the Pericúes and, later, the arrival of the Jesuits.
  • History tells us the modern civilization in the Los Cabos municipality began in Santiago, where the Jesuits founded the first mission and where the ranchera culture originated. The first non-Indian settlers were soldiers who accompanied the missionaries.
  • Lastly, the signing of this agreement where private initiatives and the City Council made a commitment to preserve the rural cuisine of Los Cabos.”

In conclusion, Carmen Carbajal stated that Sabor a Cabo Rural will address one more challenge this year, to be an ecofriendly and environmentally responsible event. To achieve this goal, she asked the 1,500 attendees to bring their own utensils: plates, glasses and cutlery. It should be noted that Santiago is part of a nature reserve, therefore, an invitation was extended to take special care of the environment. In addition, it was emphasized that the funds raised from the sale of the tickets will be donated to the municipal DIF.

Tickets are now on sale at Nick-San Cabo San Lucas and Nick-San Palmilla, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm. At the Tourist Office of San José del Cabo, Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm and CATAC in Cabo San Lucas, Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm. Cost per ticket: Adults $1000. Children 12 and under $500.

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