Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro, the restaurant that introduced Americans to Chef Javier Plascencia‘s signature Baja-Mediterranean cuisine, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend with a series of special dining events.
Plascencia first introduced Baja-Med cuisine at Villa Saverios, the first of his family’s upscale eateries in Tijuana. Romesco opened in 2005 in a shopping center in Bonita. Since then Baja-Med haute cuisine has evolved in San Diego’s culinary landscape and beyond.
In 2012, The New Yorker magazine profiled Plascencia as “the leader of a culinary revival in Baja.”
To celebrate the anniversary, Romesco is offering the following special dining events:
- Thursday, April 23 — Beer and Baja cuisine with beer tasting in the tapas bar, or dinner with a beer pairings in the dining room.
- Friday, April 24 — Romesco pays tribute to the Plascencia Group restaurants, serving five iconic dishes from Casa Plascencia, Caesar’s, Villa Saverios, Giuseppis and Romesco that are paired with Baja wines.
- Saturday, April 25 –– A sneak preview of the menu planned for Bracero Cocina de Raiz, Plascencia’s new restaurant in Little Italy. A five-course dinner and wine paring is $120 per person.
- Sunday, April 26 — Family day buffet from noon to 8 p.m.
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