Loteria Grill Celebrates Wines of Baja California, Mexico with Special Events

Loteria Grill

Loteria Grill

Our friends at Loteria Grill (Los Angeles) have a couple of special evenings taking place this week at their locations in Hollywood and Santa Monica ​​in celebration of the wines of Baja California. ​ 

“Mexico has a long history with wine.  The very first vines planted by the Spanish in the Americas were in Mexico and, very quickly, by the late 1500s, the wine was so good that Spanish vintners were protesting the competition and King Philip II of Spain banned winemaking in Mexico.   The ban lasted more than 200 years and winemaking became a little-practiced craft.  With the perfect soil and climate for great wines, a new generation of mexican vintners has been using a refined combination of centuries-old and modern techniques to produce a growing portfolio of must-try, prestige wines in Mexico.  We celebrate these wines with a 2-evening Food and Wine event.”

The Mexico Report 's Susie Albin-Najera with Chef Javier Plascencia

The Mexico Report’s Susie Albin-Najera with Chef Javier Plascencia

Wednesday, June 4 – 7:30pm

On Wednesday, June 4th at Loteria Hollywood, the evening will feature an eight-course, fine-dining tasting menu by Chef Javier Plascencia (Mision 19) and Jimmy Shaw (Loteria Grill). They will be pairing each dish with a unique wine from Baja California. To add to this special night, they have invited Maite Gomez-Rejon from LA Artbites to highlight a brief history on 6 centuries of Mexican wine, Lui Hussong Sommelier for these two evenings will give  highlights of the winemaking taking place in Mexico and Loteria’s Chef de Musica and KCRW DJ, Raul Campos, will provide the sounds for the evening.  Tickets are $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Thursday, June 5 – Starting at 4:30 to 10pm.

Loteria Grill

Loteria Grill

On Thursday, June 5th at Loteria Santa Monica, Chef Plascencia and Jimmy Shaw will present a more casual afternoon street-style affair with multiple food and wine stations across the restaurant. Several street-style delicacies of Mexico will be presented, each paired with delicious wines from Baja California. Sommelier, Lui Hussong will join  together with the winemakers and Loteria’s Chef de Musica, and KCRW DJ Raul Campos will spin tunes for the evening.  Tickets are $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

To get tickets/reservations to one or both events, please follow this link:


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Susie Albin-Najera
Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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