Mixtura Restaurante, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Mexico. Vineyard, viñedo, winery, Relieve Vinicola.
Mixtura Restaurante, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Mexico. Vineyard, viñedo, winery, Relieve Vinicola.
HOW LOCAL PRODUCE SHAPED US INTO GASTRONOMERS

Viviana Martinez, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Baja California.

Early in her Baja Californian childhood Viviana noticed how kitchens would always bring all kinds of people together. Whether she was amongst friends, family, acquaintances or even complete strangers, she understood that food in Mexico was not just a part every day’s culture and nourishment but also people’s vastest form of affection.

 

With a profound love for gastronomy and after graduating from Architecture in 2011 she began the journey of food creation by opening an outdoor restaurant where cooks, guests and the Valle de Guadalupe’s vineyard experience would interact fully. She did it at the heart of Relieve Vinicola her family’s vineyard.

 

Viviana proudly represents the potential in the Californian and Pacific Ocean’s natural resources. She believes her social structures have been deeply transformed by it turning enthusiasts into passionate connoisseurs, intellectuals into winemakers and artists into food creatives. She migrated to an industry based on the pursuit of enjoyment and delectation.

 

And so she began the journey of letting local produce shape her into a gastronomer, by recognizing how profoundly rooted food and wine is in her city’s identity and herself. She became one of her family’s third generation of food creatives in an ever-growing region of gastronomy and viniculture.

 

Today, Viviana’s cooking style fosters local ingredients focusing in sea products presented in a Mexican Mediterranean modern cuisine. Every day she carefully acquires fresh produce solely from endemic and locally grown specimens. She has paired her menu to the wines by house Relieve and splendidly true to el Valle’s burgeoning and creative lifestyle. Her food is a reflection of her Baja Californian soul, down-to-earth honest, simple yet rich and flavorful.



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