12 Grapes at Midnight

Happy New Year!  Xavier and I rang in our first new year in Mexico.  Of course, Xavier was working – the Montage did their first new year’s eve celebration, which was amazing! They had 3 dinners throughout the property.  One diner was in Mezal, the upscale Mexican restaurant, one dinner in Marea, a more local seafood fare, and one dinner in the ballroom which was featuring Xavier’s food.   I was lucky enough to attend the dinner prepared by Xavier – of course it was DELICIOUS!

Here is Xavier’s menu

Kaluga Caviar Parfait
Pomme Dauphine, Crème Fraiche, Red Beet Horseradish Root

Celery Root & Black Truffle Velouté

Wagyu Short Rib & King Crab
Baby Heirloom Carrots, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Purplette Onions,
Sauce Bordelaise

New Year Chocolate Surprise

After dinner there was a band called the Shadowboxers – so much fun, followed by an amazing display of fireworks.  There were fireworks all over Cabos – poor Krug was at home freaking out….the dramamine didn’t seem to help one bit 😦

I learned a New Year’s Eve Mexican tradition which is “12 grapes at midnight”  Instead of kissing at 12AM, the Mexicans are busy eating 12 grapes (usually with each chime of the clock’s bell).  The 12 grapes “Las doce uvas de la suerte” are to bring good luck in the new year.  I hope this Mexican tradition proves to be true in 2019!


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