A hot new partnership project is set to premier in Los Cabos this spring, and as a result, the local food and wellness scenes look to be getting a whole lot cooler.
Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, one of the region’s benchmark luxury resorts, and Bonberi, cult favorite plant-based lifestyle market in NYC, are teaming up to debut Bonberi at Las Ventanas, a chic and colorful year-long vegan pop-up launching in March 2021.
Working alongside Diego Stefan, executive chef of Las Ventanas, Bonberi founder and plant-based recipe developer Nicole Berrie has designed customized meals that will be served at the resort’s Sea Grill, renowned for its fresh fares and located at the sand’s edge with the stunning Sea of Cortez as its magnificent backdrop. There, guests can start their day with the Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl filled with fresh fruits and Bonberi grain-free coconut granola followed by the signature Dulse Caesar Salad for lunch. At dinner time, the Brussels Tacos with Creamy Vegan Elote Salad is not to be missed, topped off with a Passion Fruit Coconut Milk Crème Brulee for dessert.
The Bonberi smoothies, juices and dishes will also be available poolside, including the Avocolada smoothie made with avocado, pineapple, coconut meat, coconut water, lime and vanilla and a Vegan Coconut Ceviche. Meanwhile, the resort’s roving Helados Cart will serve Bonberi Popsicles along Las Ventanas’ breath-taking beach, delighting guests with a refreshing midday treat. Wellness journeys will be enhanced even further at The Spa at Las Ventanas with light yet satisfying Bonberi dishes such as Nori Chickpea Tuna Rolls made with nori, sprouts, avocado, tomato, romaine, chickpea tuna and a spicy raw cashew aioli, and served with pickled shaved cucumbers. A fresh Bonberi juice such as the “Drink the Sun,” made with kale, celery, fennel, cucumber, ginger, and lemon, offers a revitalizing beverage to complete the spa meal.
“We are excited to elevate our wellbeing initiatives and promote healthy living in partnership with an acclaimed partner like Bonberi,” said Frederic Vidal, managing director of Las Ventanas al Paraíso, and Regional Vice President Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “Las Ventanas is a sanctuary for renewal and revitalization, and we look forward to offering a mindful and organic culinary journey for our guests with the Bonberi pop-up.”
In conjunction with the launch, Berrie will lead intimate cooking classes in the resort’s flourishing and fragrant Herb Garden. Enveloped in freshly grown herbs and produce, the garden’s open air-kitchen makes the perfect backdrop for Berrie to educate guests on her philosophy of achieving a thriving lifestyle through clean meals that indulge the senses from the inside out. In line with Las Ventanas’ Sense of Taste philosophy, this experience invites guests to create authentic connections in an extraordinary al fresco setting, edged by desert and sea.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of this special project with Las Ventanas al Paraíso, one of my very favorite hotels in paradise,” says Nicole Berrie, founder of Bonberi. “Together with Chef Diego Stefan, we have curated a menu of thoughtful, abundant, plant-based dishes, rich with local, organic ingredients. Each dish is designed to gently awaken, cleanse and indulge the senses and I am excited for guests to get the full Bonberi experience while staying in paradise.”
Las Ventanas al Paraíso continues to operate with enhanced safety and hygiene protocols, abiding by Commitment to Care, Rosewood Hotel Group’s global health and safety program, and Punto Limpio, a set of guidelines from the Secretary of Tourism, Economy and Sustainability (SETUES) of the Baja California State Government.
About Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
Las Ventanas al Paraíso sets the standard for the luxury hospitality industry with its unparalleled level of service, innovative amenities and romantic ambiance. The resort offers 84 luxurious accommodations, including 66 rooms and suites, 5 villas, 12 Signature Beach Villas and the 28,000 square foot Ty Warner Mansion, which was unveiled in July 2016. Thirty new and exceptionally crafted Signature Residences recently became available for sale and were designed to showcase the warmth of Baja culture and the quintessence of seaside living. The resort also features five distinct dining venues, including an authentic Mexican menu at Alebrije, The Sea Grill featuring ‘Cocina del Fuego’ dishes cooked over a fire; Arbol featuring fine Pan-Asian cuisine; the gourmet poolside Taqueria; a special teppanyaki ice cream bar; and a dynamic Tequila & Ceviche Bar. Renowned for an extensive array of innovative, ultra-luxury amenities and programs, Las Ventanas boasts Los Cabos’ first lazy river at its new Oasis pool, a highly-trained team of Pool Butlers to care for every poolside need, a Director of Romance dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true, and a team of Villa Hosts, a position introduced for the Signature Villas in 2015. Trained in all resort categories, Villa Hosts deliver the most private, ultra-exclusive and personalized vacation experience to the resort’s most discerning guests. The Spa at Las Ventanas, which offers a variety of holistic treatments inspired by Los Cabos, is heralded as one of the world’s top spas, featuring exquisite indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, private terraces, duet suites for couples, a serene solarium and a full-service beauty salon.
Bonberi is a NYC-based multimedia brand devoted to making clean eating and clean living, approachable and fun. Bonberi Mart, is a modern-day, eco-responsible convenience store carrying grab-and-go salads and grain bowls, raw, cold-pressed juices and smoothies, vegan snacks and non-toxic household, pantry and apothecary items for everyday life. Hippie but not woo woo. Sustainable but not dogmatic. Healthy but not complicated. We’ve done the vetting for you. No hyper-processed ingredients, synthetic flavors or fragrances or preservatives you can’t pronounce. Here, we love whole, organic and seasonal foods in simple dishes designed to aid digestion, boost indulgent cleansing and most importantly, taste good! After all, #HEALTHISWEALTH
Saludos from Co-Founders…
Chris Sands – Writer and Michael Mattos