Chefs Without Borders

by Steven Lindsey

What could be more exciting than spending a romantic weekend in Cabo San Lucas with Chef Kent Rathbun? OK, I should probably clarify. Rathbun will be there, but not for the romantic part. Unless you consider savoring his tasty morsels an act of seduction. (Nobody’s here to judge.)

Last week, diners got a preview of a chef-swap partnership between Rathbun and Chef Marco Bustamante from Capella Pedregal one of the most luxurious resorts in all of Mexico. Together, the chefs prepared an incredible five-course dinner filled with amazing flavors like “Crema de Elote” (cream of corn) with Peekytoe crab.    

The Mexican blackened Mahi Mahi with cucumber and preserved lemon slaw and mole verde delighted. Braised short ribs, fork-crushed smoked plantain, spiced turnips and baby Swiss chard also wowed. But it was the simple pleasure of a perfectly fried Churro dusted in cinnamon and sugar that could alone be worth the trip south.

I haven’t yet been to the resort, but spoke with several people at the dinner who had, including Chef Rathbun, who said it is his favorite place to vacation. Period. Each room features a spectacular ocean view and its own private infinity plunge pool. Service is said to be exceptional, yet unobtrusive. And the food, of course, as glorious as the sunsets.

If you’ve got a few grand and no plans for the end of October, there are still spots available for the Gourmet Weekend with Chef Kent Rathbun and Chef Marco Bustamante. From October 26 through 30, the package includes four nights in a stunning room, breakfast and lunch each day, a trip to the local market with Rathbun and Bustamante, a cooking class with the chefs, dinner on the beach prepared by the duo, and a fine dining experience in El Farallon prepared by, who else, Rathbun and Bustamante. Airport transfers are included, as well as complimentary access to the VIP airport lounge in Cabo before you head back to Dallas.

The price is $3600 per double occupancy or $2800 per single occupancy. Half the fun of travel is the food, so why not go five-star (or better) with accommodations to match?

For reservations please call 877-247-6688. Ask to book the Gourmet Weekend with Kent and Marco.

1 Comment

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One response to “Chefs Without Borders

  1. Larla Jean

    From the title, I thought this might be an article about chefs going into wartorn and impoverished parts of the world to help feed hungry people- not a piece about luxury resorts. Very bad pun in very poor taste. You owe Doctors Without Borders a donation.

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