Salsa & Salsa: Dancing to the Beat of Flavor  - Rancho La Puerta
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Salsa & Salsa: Dancing to the Beat of Flavor 

Week of August 3, 2024

Discover the perfect blend of culinary artistry and dance at La Cocina que Canta’s Salsa & Salsa ! Indulge in a hands-on cooking demo by Executive Chef Reyna Venegas, crafting savory salsa dishes inspired by our Tres Estrellas Organic Farm, while mastering the steps of salsa dancing from expert dance instructor Manuel Velázquez. Join us for an unforgettable fusion of flavors and rhythms. Reserve your spot now for an evening of fun, flavor, and flair!

Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
30 guests; $100 USD, includes tax

4:00 pm – Guests meet @ Front Desk for prompt departure
4:15 pm – Guests arrive @ LCQC
4:15 pm – Introduction and garden tour with Salvador
4: 45 pm – Cooking Salsa Demo with Chef Reyna
5:30 pm – Dinner is served family style
6:15 pm – Manuel’s Lecture on Salsa History while dessert is being served
6:30 pm – Dancing outdoors LCQC with Manuel
7:15 pm – Acknowledgments, Q&A, thank you!
7:30 pm – Guests return @ RLP


Chef Reyna Venegas prepares fresh and delicious food that energizes, inspires, and nourishes guests. She fuses the culinary and cultural heritages of her own Northern Baja roots with the nutritious “spa cuisine” pioneered 80 years ago by Rancho La Puerta co-founder Deborah Szekely. At La Cocina Que Canta, “The Kitchen That Sings,” Chef Reyna teaches healthy eating as a celebration of life in farm-to-table cooking classes.

As a lifelong learner, Chef Reyna graduated from the University of California, San Diego’s Integrative Nutrition program, which focuses on how food promotes wellness. She is also a graduate of the Culinary Art School in Tijuana, and holds a Pastry Degree from the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monte-Carlo and Fondation Turquois.


Manuel Velazquez

Manuel Velázquez is an international fitness continuing education provider and presenter for over two decades. His versatility and multifaceted functional approach leading land, aquatic and mind/body fitness programs has won him recognition as a Presenter of the Year and All Around International Presenter of the Year presenting at fitness conferences worldwide. He is a proud Faculty Member for SCW Fitness Education and Creator Designer & National Trainer for their signature WATERinMOTION®Platinum Instructor program. Manuel is a continuing education faculty member for SCW, ACE, AFAA, ACSM, AEA and stars in over 50 Fitness Instructor Training Videos.  Former Lead Instructor at Puerto Rico’s exclusive Golden Door Spa, now is a dynamic instructor at Rancho La Puerta Resort & Spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico (outside of San Diego).