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Kitchen Shrink: ‘Sips of Baja’ feast at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe

Kitchen Shrink: ‘Sips of Baja’ feast at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe

KITCHEN SHRINK:

The friendship between SoCal and neighboring Mexico took a luxurious turn late September under the lantern-lit skies of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa's Sunrise Patio in Rancho Santa Fe for its "Valle de Guadalupe" wine dinner. The treasure trove of perky-yet-sophisticated wines from the Valle de Guadalupe, a dozen miles north of Ensenada in Baja California, was paired with lively Mexican-themed dishes, authentically capturing the flavors of the region.

At moments, I felt I had been transported to a Mediterranean port, like Marbella, with balmy breezes and heady perfumes of white laelias,...

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