Hacienda AltaGracia FarmNov 7, 2016

Seasonal, Local and Natural

Ver publicación en Espanol Its no secret the best meals start with the best ingredients, and for Hacienda AltaGracia, we pride ourselves in the use of seasonal, local and natural. We have taken concept to the next level with the …

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altagracia-aubergeresort-costarica-ambardiningdeckJul 18, 2016

Creating Occasions to Celebrate Food, Wine & Spirits at Hacienda AltaGracia

Sugar Cane Cocktail Class “Sugar cane is very popular in Costa Rica,” Hacienda AltaGracia’s Food and Beverage Director Ivan Longhan points out. “There are plantations everywhere.” The national alcohol made out of sugar cane is called guaro. “My goal when …

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Mar 24, 2016

Chef Pranil Prasad of Nanuku’s Grilled Tiger Prawn Recipe

“Home is where my cooking adventure began. I grew up on a rural farm where we produced goats, beef, poultry, and dairy, mainly for our own use. Learning how to cook with these fresh and local ingredients inspired me to …

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pumpkin-creme-brulee-holiday-dessert-recipeOct 2, 2015


When the air is crisp and the leaves start to fall, it’s time to settle in with warm and comforting recipes that are packed with the fresh tastes we all love this time of year. Apples, cinnamon, sweet potatoes, cider …

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aubergeresorts-blog-howto-picnicJul 22, 2015

The Picnic: A Forgotten Art

For a great deal of us, dining al fresco can be as effortless as pulling out a sandwich, maybe a nice salad and parking it on a patch of green real estate. For others, however, picnics are simply outdoor expansions …

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auberge-resorts-blog-travel-tip-how-to-eat-healthy-while-travelingMar 5, 2015

Travel Tip: How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Maintaining a healthy diet while traveling can be a challenge.  It is easy to indulge at every meal, difficult to find fresh on-the-go foods and we frequently eat larger portions and more often when on the road.  We’ve put together …

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread RecipeNov 11, 2014

Fall Favorite: Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Plush, cozy sweaters, the changing of the leaves, hot chocolate and pumpkin-flavored everything are synonymous with Fall, which is why we’re so excited to share this recipe – a favorite from our recipe archive – from our very own Aleece …

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Oct 23, 2014

Reinventing Dinner

Is eating out at restaurants your rendezvous venue of choice with friends? Is “dinner out” starting to feel a little stale? Here are some great ideas that might just spice up that dinner-with-friends routine in all the right ways: Wine …

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auberge-resorts-napa-valley-crush-season-wine-making-1Oct 10, 2014

Crushing on Napa

The long-awaited “Crush Season” is upon us in Napa! Crush Season (or Harvest Season) is a celebration of Fall that starts in early September and goes through late October – making it one of the most popular times to visit …

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Guest Blogger - Spork Foods - Vegan Summer Gazpacho Soup RecipeAug 20, 2014

Spork Foods Chilled Creamy Red & Yellow Gazpacho Recipe

This week, we’re thrilled to welcome Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg of Spork Foods as our guest bloggers. Below, they share with us a refreshing summer soup recipe from their vegan cookbook, Spork Fed. Simple, healthy, and best served chilled, …

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Spork Foods is a gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. They offer live vegan organic cooking classes in Los Angeles at Spork Foods. Their cookbook, Spork-Fed, is currently in stores, with a foreword by fellow fans and sisters, Emily and Zooey Deschanel. Heather and Jenny are Chef Ambassadors for two major corporations, GO Veggie! Foods and Setton Farms. They teach all over the country at universities, resorts and corporations reaching about 10,000 people a year. The sisters have hosted a vegan cooking program at Esperanza, an Auberge Resort in Cabo San Lucas. www.sporkfoods.com
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