The second annual Travel + Leisure Gourmet Awards were held at The University Club in Mexico City. This year we were honored to be nominated in their “Mejor Blog Independiente” category. The morning of the awards we boarded a flight to Mexico City, and we were on our way. This was our very first trip to DF, and unfortunately it went by way too fast. Actually, we are already trying to make plans for our return trip there. Even though we only got to spend less than a day, in this beautiful city, we loved every second of it.
The pre-awards show cocktail hour was held in the kitchen of the University Club. This created the perfect ambiance and set the tone for the evening. Bohemia and Ron Zacapa sponsored the event, so we all got to hang around chatting and sipping refreshing beers and mojitos. We had the pleasure of meeting the creators of Donde Comere and Vinus Tripudium, which were the other blogs nominated in our category.
Then the time came to move into the room where the award ceremony was being held. The seats were filled within what seemed like seconds, and the speakers began to announce the different categories. A year prior to this, I couldn’t have even imagined that we would be in these seats amongst so many influential people.
Even though we didn’t win for our category, Baja still rocked it at the Gourmet Awards. Congratulations again to Chef Javier Plascencia for Misión 19 taking Best New Restaurant, and to Chef Diego Hernandez for Corazón de Tierra taking Best Restaurant from a hotel.
Following the awards ceremony we headed upstairs to be greeted by more beers, rum, and a couple different little bites. Music played as everyone mingled and congratulated each other for the awards won.
We are more than thrilled to be shown in the November issue of Travel+Leisure Mexico. Seeing our name, and blog in print, is pretty surreal. We want to thank all of our friends and family for joining us on this journey that is Life and Food. Thank you so much for the constant support, you keep us inspired, and striving to do more.