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Farm-to-Tree Dining at Animalón

Back to roots at Javier Plascencia’s new pop-up at Finca Altozano

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Valle de Guadalupe — The food and pairings at the current incarnation of Animalón – chef Javier Plascencia and photographer Jaime Fritsch’s new culinary concept – were fantastic. At the end of the July 27th opening night dinner, Baja Wine + Food’s Fernando Gaxiola put it best, “This meal was like a combination of Javier’s style at Misión 19, using the rustic ingredients you find here at Finca Altozano.”

But the real star of the night wasn’t the food, or the well-conceived Baja California wine and craft beer pairings. The real star was a tree. Specifically, the 100 year old live oak on the property of the Magoni vineyard, on whose land Finca Altozano is located…

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Animalón, Finca Altozano, Javier Plascencia, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

The “dining room” at Animalón. Photo: AGringoInMexico.com

Animalón, Finca Altozano, Javier Plascencia, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

Chef Javier Plascencia. Photo: AGringoInMexico.com

Animalón, Finca Altozano, Javier Plascencia, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

Kumamoto oysters with fried grape leaves. Photo: AGringoInMexico.com

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