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Laja

My husband said Laja was like the French Laundry of Baja California.

It’s an honest place for good food and wine in the heart of Baja’s Wine Country.
I spotted one sign for Laja off Highway 3, the main road looping thru Valle de Guadalupe.


It was a lovely spot for my birthday dinner. I was ready for another birthday weekend in Baja California after I celebrated the beginning of my 30s in Ensenada.


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Grilling in Daly City

My guilty pleasure: Watching David Rocco’s Dolce Vita on the Cooking Network. I wish I could visit all those beautiful Italian wineries, markets and food spots. He makes life look sweet and easy in Florence.

Sometimes, his cutaway shots show the Duomo. It reminds me of my short weekend trip to Italy. It felt wonderful to take communion inside this epic cathedral.

His weekend in Chianti inspired me to try farro for risotto.
Farro Risotto Al Chianti

We also wanted to do some grilling yesterday. Farro Risotto Al Chianti paired nicely with these yummy rib-eye steaks.

Steak, herb butter and asparagus
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