Creating Delicacies in Sayulita on the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

What's it about Sayulita on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico that retains drawing us again? Situated simply north of Puerto Vallarta it's a world faraway from the "typical" vacationer vacation spot.

Is it as a result of it's a sleepy little fishing village with a laid again, surfer vibe that caters to our inside youngster of simply being free to discover the ocean, the seashore, and the Mexican tradition of years passed by?

Is it that it's a village that defies the temptation of changing into overly commercialized which in flip would destroy the heat and appeal of a hidden gem?

Is it the sandy beachfront with an extended, mild surf break with heat, clear water?

We consider it's all the above and the "Sayulita Good Vibes" can be a way of thinking that each one guests expertise ... and we're constantly drawn again.

Set up a Base Camp

This text focuses on consuming ... plain and easy ... since most every part you eat right here is recent, domestically sourced, and fairly priced.

Sayulita is an epicurean delight with distinctive eating choices from "road meals" to full connoisseur eating places.

We usually choose the road-less-traveled and discover trip leases that boast a well-equipped chef's kitchen.

As soon as once more Sayulita Life ( turns into the go-to web site. They symbolize over 400 trip rental choices and we usually discover the "good" place.

We like to prepare dinner and on this journey we lured two different {couples} with like minds to affix us. In search of a spot for 3 {couples} to share brings the value level for the costlier properties into a way more cheap value vary, too.

A Cornucopia of Contemporary Substances

Sayulita and different surrounding villages have organized and scheduled many recent air farmers markets that stress natural choices, providing native vegatables and fruits.

One in every of our favourite markets was a brief drive south of Sayulita within the La Cruz Marina Fish Market on Banderas Bay the place you should buy freshly cooked fish, shrimp, lobsters, oysters and different assorted seafood all for excellent costs.

Fish markets have been a staple in Banderas Bay for generations, in actual fact most of the eating places, private cooks and caterers within the space store right here every day for his or her seafood.

As well as, the Sunday market options handmade objects by locals in addition to from the indigenous tribes within the space ... every vendor can solely promote what they personally made ... now that's native pleasure.

Consuming IN ... The Private Chef Choice

For a particular deal with we employed three skilled cooks on three totally different evenings to share their expertise and deal with us to their regional cooking from their respective heritages.

Justifying the choice to rent a private chef for 3 {couples} that like to prepare dinner themselves was not troublesome contemplating the options.

Think about if you'll eat within the consolation of your trip rental, and the one factor it's a must to do is to benefit from the cooking demonstration (if you wish to), savor a refreshing beverage and anticipate the fabulous delicacies being made expressly for you and your style preferences.

There is no such thing as a searching for the substances, no prepping, no plating, and better of all ... no cleansing up. All the things takes place like magic ... and for lower than the price of the same meal at an outdoor restaurant.

You owe it to your self to strive it not less than as soon as for a particular date or occasion and apart from you might be all on trip ... so create a reminiscence!

The next are three distinctive cooks with their very own fashion and specialties ... all ready in your name.

Chef Laura

We had been launched to Laura as our housekeeper at "Villa Sol Blau" and had been instructed she is a wonderful prepare dinner having ready meals for quite a few company.

What we found is that Laura makes use of household recipes matched with native recent substances and treats her eating patrons like "household" as she lavishes the heat and beauty of her heritage ... we loved a standard meal and Laura's charming character ... "Mother "was within the kitchen!

Laura ready an genuine regional meal contracting of Inexperienced Chile Enchiladas and conventional gradual cooked black beans adopted with Chile Relleno with a poblano sauce and Mexican rice all primarily based on a household recipe. Her Flan dessert was after all home made and was delicate in addition to creamy.

Chef Sofia Silva Sanchez

We "discovered" Chef Sofia on the Sayulita Life web site and he or she additionally has her personal webpage ( After studying the glowing critiques in addition to her in depth menu choices we made a date for dinner.

Sofia is a vibrant, effervescent, and a really personable particular person and as a chef her wide selection of cooking abilities prolong from conventional Mexican delicacies to menus providing Italian, Indian, Moroccan, Vegetarian and Vegan choices.

Her wonderful dessert repute is certainly understated!

The meal started with Cucumber cups filled with Shrimp Ceviche, adopted by an
salad of natural greens topped with chipotle dressing. The primary entree managed of tender items of baked rooster in a poblano sauce with Mexican rice and her dessert was home made key Lime Pie topped with strawberries and mint.

Chef Daniel Murillo

Chef Daniel is the consummate skilled and performances his cooking with a aptitude ... Actually he lights up the room! Are you able to say ... Flambe!

Daniel owns the restaurant "Mexotix" within the neighboring city of San Pancho which is a brief drive north of Sayulita. He provides his catering and cooking companies in Sayulita and now we have loved his distinctive "Mexican-Fusion with an Asian Twist" fashion on quite a few events. (

Chef Daniel works along with his Sous Chef Juan to create wonderful meals. He began with Seared Tuna with sesame crust served over tostini with cucumber noodles & alfalfa sprouts dressed with balsamic discount.

Adopted with handmade from scratch Empanadas filled with shrimp sautéed in citrus Mexican salsa & melted tablea cheese.

With a little bit of flash and fireplace Daniel sauteed an Octopus in orange discount with hibiscus & chipotle served with grilled veggies & coconut rice ... tender and scrumptious.

Consuming IN ... Put together a Eating Expertise Your self

The three {couples} arrange a pleasant competitors and over the course of three nights it was game-on! However our first cease was a visit to La Cruz Fish Market adopted by visiting a wide range of in-town markets and another cease on the wonderful fish market simply over the bridge into city.

We began with the Group Problem: Jumbo Blue Shrimp cooked 3 ways.

One Group ready Seared Mahi-Mahi with natural greens and avocados.

One Group grilled two very giant Spiny Lobsters with lots of melted butter on the aspect.

One Group grilled two Sushi Grade Yellow Tail Tuna Steaks about two kilos every.

All of us confirmed off our cooking abilities, sampled distinctive wines from Chile and Mexico, and most of all loved the expertise.


Creating delicacies in a village with a cadre of non-public cooks, recent seafood, natural farmers markets and native distributors providing all the substances that you should make unforgivable gastronomical experiences ... all set in a semi-tropical locale ... is just very particular.

The "Sayulita Good Vibes" can be a way of thinking that each one guests expertise ... and we're constantly drawn again!

Viva Mexico ... Viva Sayulita!

In spite of everything, what's the hurry ... be impressed ...

© 2017 Impressed Journey Itineraries with Bob and Janice Kollar

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