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LA BUENA VIDA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2005

LA BUENA VIDA EN BUENA VISTA

"The good life in Buena Vista........."
Saludos from the Valdez Family!

January 2005

 

January is historically the slowest month of the year here on the East Cape, as it tends to be more wind surfing weather than fishing weather. This January was a real exception, as from December 27 until January 27 we had as many as 10 days in a row with perfect weather, then a few days of wind and more beautiful weather. It was like late March!

 

Work has been ongoing at the hotel. When you next visit, expect to see some changes for the better here! The resort will be undergoing a facelift this winter. By spring, expect to see new lighting in the gardens, updated decor in all the rooms and new barstools at both bars. The boats are getting new engines, new fiberglass and new paint.

 

Winter is also the time for most of the promotion for our resort. Axel has been  in several outdoor shows, and after five back to back shows, everything is ready for the biggest one, the Fred Hall show at Long Beach convention center. If you are coming to the show, we will be at the same spots as always, stop by and say hi to Esaul and Axel, they both will be at the show.  

 

Deals abound in January and February too, as we are offering fourth night free and sixth and seventh nights free if you book three or five nights on the American Plan.

 

As always, we greet you with open arms and wide smiles and look forward to your next visit to the

Jewel of the East Cape. And of course, we thank all of you for your continued patronage over the years, and we hope to see you very soon!

 

The Valdez Family


Special Deals and Events You Won't Want to Miss!

 

 

 JANUARY THROUGH  MARCH!

 

STAY WITH US FOR 3 NIGHTS, GET THE 4TH FREE!

 

-or-

 

STAY WITH US FOR 5 NIGHTS, GET THE 5TH AND 6TH FREE!! 

Based on American plan (meals included) rates.

 

 

You can now see this specials and more new 2005 calendar of events and promotions click here to visit

Or click here to book your reservation on line

 

La Cocina

 

Buena Vista Tortilla Soup

 

This month’s special recipe is for Tortilla Soup. If you haven’t tried it, be sure and order it for lunch the next time you’re here. It will rock your world!

 

1 whole chicken

3 quarts water

4 tbsp powdered chicken bouillon

5 poblano chiles, thinly sliced

8 large, ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced

2 large, white onions, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp dried oregano

4 bay leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Garnishes

12 corn tortillas, cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide

½ cup corn or canola oil

2 avocados cut into chunks

1½ cup Chihuahua or Jack cheese, grated

1 cup crema media acída or sour cream

 Fresh cilantro, in sprigs

 

Cook chicken in water and bouillon for one hour. Remove chicken and cut into chunks. Return to pan, add seasonings and cover.

 

About 20 minutes prior to serving, combine the chicken and stock with the vegetables and heat thoroughly.

 

Deep fry the tortilla strips and drain on paper towels. Divide each among eight to 10 large soup bowls. Fill almost to top with the soup. Then garnish with a few chunks avocado, some grated cheese, a float of crema and a sprig of cilantro. Serve immediately and prepare to gloat.

 

Note: Leftovers are great the next day too.

 

 

This recipe will be featured in Ann Hazard’s new cookbook, Cooking With Baja Magic Dos. Look for it in the fall. It will contain 60 new recipes and all new art! Visit Ann online at http://bajamagic.com

 

Did You Know?

 

Little known tidbits of Hotel Buena Vista's History

Did you know…

Our pastry chef is Rafaela and she is known throughout the area for her amazing dessert creations. She works out of the original hotel kitchen, at the very top of the hill near Hortensia’s office. It is here that she performs her works of magic! If you walk up the south path toward the office, you can hear her singing as she works almost every afternoon. You can also get a whiff of the day’s specials, and they’re guaranteed to make your mouth water!

 


 

Contest of the Month!

Last month’s contest winner was Mary Fedorka, who will be joining us in mid-March with her husband Buzz for three weeks. When she’s here, we will make sure they enjoy the special dinner two with a bottle of wine. Congratulations, Mary!

This month’s question:  Who is the guy whose photo is on the dining room wall by the front entry walking across the top of the fish scale where the day’s catch are weighed and displayed for photo opportunities by proud anglers? Also, what is this guy’s current job now that he’s a bit too old for such acrobatics?

Get this one right and you will win an hour of open bar at El Pescador Bar. Email your answers to:  info@hotelbuenavista.com

 

 


 

 

Fish Stories & Adventure Stories

 

Our fish story of the month is a tribute to one of our most popular captains, Rosario (Chayo) Cota, a handsome, charming guy with an amazing story. Twenty years ago, when Chayo was 21, he was an aspiring captain, working hard as a deckhand on one of the hotel’s fishing boats. However, he was in a serious car accident, which resulted in him losing an arm. He was in the hospital for a few months, and during that time Jesus (Chuy) Valdez, the hotel’s owner, visited him to assure Chayo that he still had a job—in whatever capacity he was capable.  

 

Chayo returned to work as part of the beach crew. Years later he was put in charge of cleaning and packaging the fish. Little by little he started fishing again—acting as a “substitute captain” and taking out charters whenever someone was ill. He also captained the pontoon boat whenever a group came along that wanted to go fly-fishing. Three years ago Chayo was offered the job of captaining a refurbished Fiberglas single engine 28-foot cruiser, the Nueva Era. Chayo has completely overcome his disability and his joyful attitude toward life makes him a great person to be around.

 

 


 

Click Here for November, December and the Total Fish count of  2004!

 


 

In the News

 

 Field & Stream Magazine honored us last year when it included us among the 50 best places to fish in North America.  We invite you to read a little more about this nice story.

 

Click here to read: THE 50 BEST PLACES IN NORTH AMERICA TO CATCH THE FISH OF YOUR DREAMS

 


 

How interested would you be in having your fish vacuum packed on your next trip ($1.25 p/lb)?
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Saludos from the Valdez Family!

January 2005

 

January is historically the slowest month of the year here on the East Cape, as it tends to be more wind surfing weather than fishing weather. This January was a real exception, as from December 27 until January 27 we had as many as 10 days in a row with perfect weather, then a few days of wind and more beautiful weather. It was like late March!

 

Work has been ongoing at the hotel. When you next visit, expect to see some changes for the better here! The resort will be undergoing a facelift this winter. By spring, expect to see new lighting in the gardens, updated decor in all the rooms and new barstools at both bars. The boats are getting new engines, new fiberglass and new paint.

 

Winter is also the time for most of the promotion for our resort. Axel has been  in several outdoor shows, and after five back to back shows, everything is ready for the biggest one, the Fred Hall show at Long Beach convention center. If you are coming to the show, we will be at the same spots as always, stop by and say hi to Esaul and Axel, they both will be at the show.  

 

Deals abound in January and February too, as we are offering fourth night free and sixth and seventh nights free if you book three or five nights on the American Plan.

 

As always, we greet you with open arms and wide smiles and look forward to your next visit to the

Jewel of the East Cape. And of course, we thank all of you for your continued patronage over the years, and we hope to see you very soon!

 

The Valdez Family


Special Deals and Events You Won't Want to Miss!

 

 

 JANUARY THROUGH  MARCH!

 

STAY WITH US FOR 3 NIGHTS, GET THE 4TH FREE!

 

-or-

 

STAY WITH US FOR 5 NIGHTS, GET THE 5TH AND 6TH FREE!! 

Based on American plan (meals included) rates.

 

 

You can now see this specials and more new 2005 calendar of events and promotions click here to visit

Or click here to book your reservation on line

 

La Cocina

 

Buena Vista Tortilla Soup

 

This month’s special recipe is for Tortilla Soup. If you haven’t tried it, be sure and order it for lunch the next time you’re here. It will rock your world!

 

1 whole chicken

3 quarts water

4 tbsp powdered chicken bouillon (Mary uses Knorr Suiza)

5 poblano chiles, thinly sliced

8 large, ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced

2 large, white onions, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp dried oregano

4 bay leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Garnishes

12 corn tortillas, cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide

½ cup corn or canola oil

2 avocados cut into chunks

1½ cup Chihuahua or Jack cheese, grated

1 cup crema media acída or sour cream

 Fresh cilantro, in sprigs

 

Cook chicken in water and bouillon for one hour. Remove chicken and cut into chunks. Return to pan, add seasonings and cover.

 

About 20 minutes prior to serving, combine the chicken and stock with the vegetables and heat thoroughly.

 

Deep fry the tortilla strips and drain on paper towels. Divide each among eight to 10 large soup bowls. Fill almost to top with the soup. Then garnish with a few chunks avocado, some grated cheese, a float of crema and a sprig of cilantro. Serve immediately and prepare to gloat.

 

Note: Leftovers are great the next day too.

 

 

This recipe will be featured in Ann Hazard’s new cookbook, Cooking With Baja Magic Dos. Look for it in the fall. It will contain 60 new recipes and all new art! Visit Ann online at http://bajamagic.com

 

Did You Know?

 

Little known tidbits of Hotel Buena Vista's History

Did you know…

Our pastry chef is Rafaela and she is known throughout the area for her amazing dessert creations. She works out of the original hotel kitchen, at the very top of the hill near Hortensia’s office. It is here that she performs her works of magic! If you walk up the south path toward the office, you can hear her singing as she works almost every afternoon. You can also get a whiff of the day’s specials, and they’re guaranteed to make your mouth water!

 


 

Contest of the Month!

Last month’s contest winner was Mary Fedorka, who will be joining us in mid-March with her husband Buzz for three weeks. When she’s here, we will make sure they enjoy the special dinner two with a bottle of wine. Congratulations, Mary!

This month’s question:  Who is the guy whose photo is on the dining room wall by the front entry walking across the top of the fish scale where the day’s catch are weighed and displayed for photo opportunities by proud anglers? Also, what is this guy’s current job now that he’s a bit too old for such acrobatics?

Get this one right and you will win an hour of open bar at El Pescador Bar. Email your answers to:  info@hotelbuenavista.com

 

 


 

 

Fish Stories & Adventure Stories

 

Our fish story of the month is a tribute to one of our most popular captains, Rosario (Chayo) Cota, a handsome, charming guy with an amazing story. Twenty years ago, when Chayo was 21, he was an aspiring captain, working hard as a deckhand on one of the hotel’s fishing boats. However, he was in a serious car accident, which resulted in him losing an arm. He was in the hospital for a few months, and during that time Jesus (Chuy) Valdez, the hotel’s owner, visited him to assure Chayo that he still had a job—in whatever capacity he was capable.  

 

Chayo returned to work as part of the beach crew. Years later he was put in charge of cleaning and packaging the fish. Little by little he started fishing again—acting as a “substitute captain” and taking out charters whenever someone was ill. He also captained the pontoon boat whenever a group came along that wanted to go fly-fishing. Three years ago Chayo was offered the job of captaining a refurbished Fiberglas single engine 28-foot cruiser, the Nueva Era. Chayo has completely overcome his disability and his joyful attitude toward life makes him a great person to be around.

 

 


 

Click Here for November, December and the Total Fish count of  2004!

 


 

In the News

 

 Field & Stream Magazine honor us last year when it included us among the 50 best places to fish in North America.  We invite you to see a little more about this nice story.

 

Click here to read: THE 50 BEST PLACES T IN NORTH AMERICA TO CATCH THE FISH OF YOUR DREAMS

 

 
 

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