Casa Dorada appoints new Executive Chef
We are proud to announce the official appointment of Francisco Aguirre as our new Executive Chef. Chef Aguirre has begun his career at Casa Dorada in 2012 as a Sous Chef and was in charge of the opening of the now hugely popular Sushi Bar in October of 2013. He specializes in Japanese, Mexican and International cuisine.
Previously, he was at the helm of the Sushi Bar at Gourmet Central in Cabo San Lucas, where he was part of the famed Nick-San Restaurant team for several years. He honed his Japanese cuisine skills at a successful solo venture before coming onboard at Casa Dorada.
Born in Nogales, Sonora, Ched Aguirre has lived in Cabo San Lucas for 14 years, studied the culinary arts in the Baja and he now oversees the five different restaurants at Casa Dorada.
He has already made his mark on the breakfast and lunch menus to offer guests more options that include all-time Mexican favorites, but also healthy fare and innovative new additions.
At 12 Tribes, Chef Aguirre particularly recommends the Mediterranean set menu available on Mondays and Blackened Salmon with spinach, green oil and balsamic reduction from the a la carte menu. As for his specialty, he adds, “It is with great pride that I recommend the Favorite Maki to our guests and patrons. It’s our signature dish at The Sushi Bar and really one not to be missed.”
Gearing up for Mother’s Day Celebration
May is such a great time to be in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Even though it’s not technically part of the high season, which is from October through March or April, it offers everything you need for an amazing Cabo vacation. May is when the temperatures start feeling more like summer, just a light breeze in the air and perfectly warm water in the Sea of Cortez. Plus, the crowds have left but the fiesta mood is still there. In other words, those who visit our Cabo beachfront resort next month get to have it ALL.
And a big part of the Cabo vacation is food! This is exactly why a Casa Dorada experience is not only about luxury Cabo accommodation, it’s also about great food and entertainment.
This month we’re gearing up for a few special events starting with our famous Fool Moon Dine & Dance series. On May 3rd, 4th and 5th you’ll be able to enjoy special menus and live music to dance to as the full moon reigns over Medano Beach. Our extended Mother’s Day celebration will be from May 5th through the 11th. In addition to live music and guaranteed fun ambiance, you’ll enjoy special menus, and moms dine for free!
Not in town for these events?
Other great ways to dine at Casa Dorada include our theme dinner nights. Try Fajitas Night on Wednesday, Seafood Night on Saturday, Family BBQ on Sunday or Mediterranean Galore on Monday. Also not to be missed is the fantastic Surf & Turf Night on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Our Breakfast and Lunch Menus Get a Makover
As our new Executive Chef, Frank Aguirre, takes the helm at Casa Dorada’s Food and Beverage Department, he spruces up our breakfast and lunch menus to offer our guests delicious options that include all-time Mexican favorites as well as healthy fare and innovative new additions.
If you choose to go a la carte for breakfast, it may be a tough call. At Maydan, you’ll be able to choose from quick starters that include oatmeal, cereals and fruit; bakery selection like Tropical Hot Cakes, Apple Crepes, or Chef’s Waffles with peach preserve, cottage cheese, whipped cream and maple syrup; and, of course, you can’t miss the Casa Dorada Specialties. These include a wide selection of egg creations like Shrimp Omelette, Fried Egg Bagel Pizza, Scrambled Eggs Enchiladas, Machaca Meat and Egg Burrito, traditional Chilaquiles and much more.
At lunchtime, your options will be equally extensive! In addition to a host of eclectic starters like Thai Veggie Rolls and Tropical Ceviche, you’ll also be able to choose from a selection of Soups, Salads Sandwiches & Burgers as well as Mexican Flavors. Not to be missed are: “Pepito” Steak Baguette (Open face grilled beef filet, sautéed onions and mushrooms, regional cheese, red pepper, pesto, avocado and refried beans, served with roasted baby potatoes), Ensenada Seafood Tacos that come with shrimp, scallops, fish and octopus; as well as our famous Coconut Shrimp!
At the Beach Club you’ll indulge in yet another set of options including Quesadilla Board, Baja Style Fish Tacos, Grilled Tuna Steak Burger and of course your all-time favorites like Guacamole and Totopos or Nachos.
Getting hungry? Oh, don’t forget that our Sushi Bar and Trattoria menus remain unchanged offering fantastic Japanese and Italian specialties!
Family Vibe Reigns at Casa Dorada
We hope everyone had a great Easter! Here at Casa Dorada we've been extra busy with happy families choosing our Cabo beachfront resort for their Easter vacation and many returning for their annual stay with us. The ambiance at the resort, as well as on Medano Beach and all of Cabo San Lucas, has been incredibly festive and fun with families hailing from all over the world to enjoy our perfect weather, beaches and hospitality.
On Easter Sunday, we had a traditional Egg Hunt, where our little guests searched every corner of the property for hidden treasures. Even the tiny little ones participated! And to add a Mexican touch to the celebration, we even had a piñata breaking for the kiddos!
Over the weekend, we also hosted a series of Full Moon Dine and Dance events worthy of a festive season, where our Executive Chef delighted guests' palates with his creations, while live musicians entertained the crowd.
It's so much fun to host families because that's when Casa Dorada is charged with energy and we expect to continue in family-mode with Mexican Children's Day coming up April 30th and of course Mother's Day celebration throughout May. If you're staying with us for any of these occasions, stay tuned as we'll be updating you on events, activities and specials so that you get the most of your Cabo getaway.
Casa Dorada Nominated as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Resort at WTA 2015
We are proud and thrilled to announce that our Cabo beachfront resort has been nominated at the World Travel Awards 2015 as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Resort. Voting for the region opened on March 4th and we would like to invite you to support us in this important competition.
It’s easy and quick. If you enjoyed your vacation with us, simply go to: http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote and cast your vote for us in the Leading Beach Resort Category.
Casa Dorada Los Cabos is the only property in Los Cabos nominated it the Leading Beach Resort category and one of only four Los Cabos resorts nominated across 28 categories in the Mexico & Central America region. Other great news for Los Cabos is that it has been nominated as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Destination for 2015.
Founded in 1993, World Travel Awards (WTA) is considered the Oscars of the Travel Industry. Travel, tourism and hospitality companies from across the globe compete for the prestigious top accolades culminating in several magnificent Gala Presentation Ceremonies. This year’s Latin America Ceremony will take place in Bogota, Colombia on the 9th of October.
Casa Dorada can include this World Travel Award 2015 nomination among its many accolades. We have previously been nominated as a World Travel Awards finalist for Mexico & Central America’s Leading Luxury Resort in 2010 and Leading Spa Resort in 2013, as well as World’s Leading Beach Resort in 2014. We were also ranked #5 as top Family Hotel and #10 among Mexico’s Top Resorts at Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2011.