On Wednesday, April 27, Lola Mexican Fish House hosted celebrated chef and Baja culinary pioneer Javier Plascencia from Tijuana, Mexico. A special by-invitation-only lunch and a six course dinner were hosted, featuring Baja specialties created in collaboration with chefs Jamey Fader and Dave Query. The dinner was sold out and the luncheon even graced with the presence of Governor John Hickenlooper.
Plascencia, internationally recognized as one of the forerunners of Baja-Med cuisine, owns several restaurants—including Mision 19, Erizo, and Villa Saverios. Chefs Fader and Query visited him at Erizo in Tijuana, Finca Altozano in Valle de Guadalupe, and at the Ensenada Shellfish & Wine Festival earlier this month. They ate, drank, and cooked together and wanted to relive the experience one more time in Denver. The photo essay by Rachel Greiman gives a glimpse into what went on.