June 1, 2015

Ah the food, the views and the Mariachi bands - Puerto Vallarta style.

Cocktails and tastings at Casa Velas and Vista Grill offered up little vignettes of Mexican cooking in some of the loveliest settings I have ever seen. The opening night of the NATJA conference on the grounds of Casa Velas, an exclusive adults-only resort retreat on Mexico’s Pacific Riviera,(http://www.hotelcasavelas.com/) brought me face to face with Frida […]

El Arrayan Cooking Class

Carmen Porras has the patience of Job. She invited a group of travel writers into her restaurant to try our hands at cooking some traditional recipes. My friend Linda Spanberger traveled with me for this wonderful trip and together we all crowded into El Arrayan’s kitchen to try to capture a bit of the magic […]