Spa Food Goes Couture

I was fortunate enough to indulge in a week at Rancho La Puerta (RLP) in Tecate, Mexico, a destination spa, which encompasses health and wellness for mind, body and spirit. My week was full of hiking, yoga, dance classes, fitness classes, spa treatments, meditation practice, wellness seminars, pool time and spa food... lots of it!

I was a bit nervous about a week without meat, but I was completely satiated after each meal and actually didn’t miss it (don’t worry, not going veggie!).

RLP prides itself on creating dishes with produce from its organic garden, local ingredients and sustainable fish. I was beyond impressed with not only the sumptuous vegetarian spa food, but the presentation!

The chefs were so inventive with the flavor combinations and wide array of ingredients used in each dish. Felt like I was indulging as I devoured these healthy dishes! I was spoiled all week. Had to snap away and dedicate a post to RLP!

Fresh catch of the day with rustic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and creamy caper sauce

Banana coconut frozen yogurt with apricot compote

Fresh Baja yellowtail on sofrito provencal vegetables and spice garden potatoes

Azteca lasagna on chipotle creamy sauce

Mango pannacota and peach sorbet with blackberries

Daikon pepper and carrot salad with baby Asian leaves and tangerine vinaigrette

Fresh catch of the day with fresh barley, carmelized roots and mango chipotle sauce

Tempeh scaloppini with sauteed bok choy, Thai soba noodles and tamarind sauce

Lemon verbena granita with garden berries and plums

Pear and fennel salad with crumbles of blue cheese and mint dressing

Spinach and goat cheese cannelloni on marinar sauce with caper artichoke asparagus

Tuscan eggplant parmigiana with caper artichoke asparagus

Creamy cottage ice cream with amaranth cookie

Radicchio and apple salad with smoked mozzarella and walnut mustard vinaigrette

Tuscan ratatouille with hummus and beluga lentils

Duo chocolate with garden strawberries

Breakfast at the organic garden

Smoked salmon buckwheat bellini

Barley and wild rice risotto on sauteed spinach with asparagus in mushroom sauce

Lunchtime salad

Jicama and pepper slaw salad with pasilla dressing

Rancho La Puerta. Tecate, Mexico.

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