|Behind the Scenes Baja: Episode 10|
|Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:52|
"Mediterranean" Mexico is not necessarily a phrase you might have heard before. But in the Valle de Guadalupe, about an hour and a half outside of Tijuana, it's one of the ways locals describe their microclimate, which is perfect for winemaking and olive groves. As Manuel of Rancho Olivares explained, Valle de Guadalupe is a part of one of only five true Mediterranean climates in the world.
For our first day in the valley, we visited his olive grove and lamb farm, and eventually ended up at La Querencia, where chef Miguel Angel (who is also a partner at Rancho Olivares) cooked some local lamb for a cooking segment and then treated us all to one of the best meals yet on the trip.
And of course, the night wouldn't have been complete without sampling Miguel's jug of tequila with a couple of dead rattlesnakes in it. You'll have to see the footage to believe it!