BY NANCY M. AVITIA
Amidst the rising temperatures in Los Cabos, the esteemed social and networking group of ladies known as the Los Cabos Tomatoes sought refuge in a little slice of Italy during their recent Dutch Lunch at Alcaravea Gourmet on July 13.
Nestled in downtown Cabo San Lucas, this Italian gem greeted guests with its art-adorned walls, cascading flower vines, and an inviting wooden door that led them into a charming dining space. This article provides a glimpse into the delectable Mediterranean flavors, announcements, and camaraderie that unfolded during this delightful luncheon.
At Alcaravea, named after a spice seed, the Tomatoes indulged in a delectable array of Mediterranean flavors. The luncheon menu featured enticing entrees such as shrimp ravioli with arugula, creamy ricotta, basil, and rose sauce; chicken breast with freshly made Florentina sauce, creamy mushrooms, and spinach; and beef scallop with bacon, Brussels sprouts, and brown sauce. However, the catch of the day, tantalizingly served with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, crusted Parmesan cheese, and gorgonzola sauce, stole the show as the most popular choice among the group. The meal commenced with a choice of roasted tomato and basil cream soup or a garden salad with homemade Greek dressing, followed by a delightful small dessert.
As the lunch ended, Chef/Owner Enrique Diaz Gerard, wearing his renowned chef’s toque, delivered a gratitude-filled speech. It is worth noting that Alcaravea offers an Executive Luncheon daily, and reservations can be made by calling 624-143-3730.
Amidst the enjoyment of their meals and chilled wine, the Tomatoes took a moment to share important announcements and upcoming community events. The event witnessed the attendance of 41 members and guests, including Susan Nicol from Cabo San Lucas; Jennifer Rubin from Los Angeles; Peggy Rima from McKinney, Texas; Cheri Greaves from Salt Lake City, Utah; Christa Roberts from Seattle, Washington; Megan Smith from Louisiana; Lisa Martin from Scottsdale, Arizona, and Claudia Macias. Marilyn Plank, Membership Director, welcomed new members.
Los Cabos Tomatoes, formed in 1991, currently has approximately 600 members on its roster. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.