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Restaurant Design for Animalón, A Unique Culinary Experience in Valle de Guadalupe

Image Main Restaurant Design for Animalón, A Unique Culinary Experience in Valle de Guadalupe

Tucked about 15 minutes inland from the port city of Ensenada in Baja California, Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico's emerging wine growing region. With about 100+ wineries producing world class vintages, the “Valle”, or The Valley, as the locals like to call it, the region has been on the radar of every food traveler. Cheese makers, olive oil producers, animal raising farms, produce farms, winemakers, craft breweries, the prestigious seafood bounty of Baja waters, there is no wonder Baja is a chef's dream come true. And where chefs enjoy creating amazing dishes, that's where we love to be! 

Chef Javier Plascencia, one of our favorite chefs in Baja, has decided that one way of celebrating his 30 years of culinary experience in Baja California, will be to create a culinary feast like no other. Under an impressive 100+ year old oak tree, Chef Plascencia set up a summer pop-up with an 8 course progressive meal, inspired in Baja's ingredients and terroir, and available pairings with selected wines from the region. “The Animalón experience is the definition of my cuisine. Using only Baja ingredients, my mission is to pay homage to local producers, and the lifestyle of Baja,” says Chef Javier Plascencia.

Event Design by Marianna Idirin’s Creative Director Marianna Idirin was invited to be part of the project, and the entire team loved the idea from the very beginning!  "I decided to create a unique restaurant decor, that would complement the concept and the essence of this fantastic pop-up restaurant with open-air dining setup and kitchen in a truly incomparable location," explained Marianna. "In the spirit of Animalón, I decided to combine styles, to create a warm ambiance with earthy vibes, add dimmed lights, I dressed tables with natural linens and hand-made ceramics, combined with robust yet still elegant leather chairs, all in order to complement the natural setting, and the spirit of the true Baja culinary event guests are about to experience at Animalón."

Animalón offers a unique taste of Baja California. From the location to the setup, decor, and food and wine; from tactile to sensory pleasures, from incredible flavors to opulent aromas, Animalón is an experience everyone should try. 

You can visit Animalón until the end of Fall. For reservations and more information about Animalón, please visit their website here

Photos via Animalón and Life and Food

AUGUST 31 2017

Marianna Idirin Introduces Unveil

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There are places in Baja that need to be seen, experiences that need to be felt, sounds that need to be listened to; there are flavors that need to be tried, and textures that need to be touched. That’s why Marianna Idirin created Unveil; a series of events that are designed to awaken all your feelings with sensations never before imagined, or experienced.

Marianna’s passion for Baja, for its landscapes, places, nature, flavors, people, combined with her passion for sharing, for creating new and unexpected experiences, drove her to create Unveil as a means to create unique moments and experiences together with creatives who share similar passions.

The essential idea of Unveil involves creating events in spectacular and unrepeatable locations, where, together with passionate local creatives, they will create a sensational experience to its participants.

The first Unveil Chapter I, happened in an abandoned building near Todos Santos, where we took bare walls and spaces, and converted them into a spectacular event location. Here design, flower creations, amazing food, drinks, music, and laughter, filled the air late into the night. Instead of following an established program, the participants had no idea where they were going, and what will happen at Unveil

Baja. The invitation itself was intriguing, they were excited to be part of something unique, new, different. The initial surprise upon arrival let each participant discover the event area, the happenings in individual spaces, the vibration of the space full of peers, participant chefs and mixologists, in their own order and desire.

Needless to say, the Baja chapter of Unveil was a night where we exceeded even our own expectations! We can’t wait for the Unveil Chapter II to happen this October 2107.


If you would like to get more information about Unveil, please email [email protected].

A BIG Thank you for making Unveil Chapter I, a reality, goes to:

Event Design by Marianna Idirin for Decor & Rentals

Pina Cate for Flower design

Photo by Julieta for capturing all the moments in photographs

– All the participant Chefs, Mixologists, and Partners! Without you, Unveil, Chapter Baja, would not

become a reality

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