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'Spirit Of Baja' Feat. Celebrity Chef Flor Franco At The Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Hotel invites you to head south of the border on April 10 for an unforgettable gastronomic journey inspired by the colorful flavors of Baja California, Mexico.

The evening will begin with a tequila cocktail reception and tasting at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are priced at $129 per person, plus tax and gratuity and can be purchased at

The Westgate Hotel’s Executive Chef and Baja cuisine aficionado Fabrice Hardel will create Baja inspired hors d’oeuvres.

For the main event, celebrity guest chef Flor Franco will take over the kitchen to prepare a six-course wine pairing dinner and tequila tasting showcasing the great diversity and quality of the thriving culinary destination.

Fernando Gaxiola, the acclaimed owner of Baja Wine + Food and the largest importer of Baja wines, will pour a selection of premier wines from the Valle de Guadalupe.

“It has been so exciting to watch Baja California grow as a culinary destination over the years and we are thrilled to share these eclectic flavors and distinctive experience at the Westgate Hotel,’” said Linda Karimi, Hotel Communications Director of the Westgate Hotel. “The evening that Flor and Fernando have planned is sure to impress our guests.”

Mexican born Chef Flor Franco was an early frontrunner in the Baja culinary scene as the Culinary Director/Partner at internationally acclaimed eco-anti-resort Encuentro Guadalupe and the highly lauded Conviva Cantina Artesenal. She continues to be a fixture in both Baja and San Diego maintaining a commitment to high-quality, often locally sourced, ingredients and tantalizing new flavors.

About The Westgate Hotel:
The AAA Four Diamond-rated Westgate Hotel is an iconic property in the heart of downtown San Diego designed to rival the mythical palaces of Europe. From its 223 elegantly appointed guest rooms to the contemporary cuisine of the award-winning Westgate Room, guests truly experience a memorable difference while enjoying European décor, attentive service, exquisite cuisine and artistic cocktails. The Westgate Hotel is part of the Grand America Hotels & Resorts collection which features Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho (twice selected by readers of SKI magazine as the nation's top ski facility), Snowbasin Ski Resort, just outside Salt Lake City (site of the 2002 Olympic Downhill and Super G Races), The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City (a AAA Five Diamond rated hotel) and Little America Hotel properties in Arizona and Wyoming.

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