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July 02, 2013

The Bash of the Year

THank you to all that supported the Baja Bash

On June 15, 2013, WILDCOAST hosted the 2ndAnnual Baja Bash at the Port Pavilion in San Diego! This event raised over $40,000 for coastal conservation in Baja and featured the best food, beer, and wine from both San Diego and Baja California.
We also honored lucha libre icon El Hijo del Santo as a defender of the ocean and marine life, as well as chef Javier Plascencia, for leading Baja’s gastronomic revolution with a sustainable message. San Diego's own and nationally recognized B-Side Players entertained the 500+ audience, who danced the night away in support of our work. Chef Marcela Valladolid served as our host for the evening, and also presented her signature tequila line, Hacienda de la Flor Tequila, to the crowd.
The Baja Bash also featured the best flavors of the region, as we featured three San Diego food trucks and eight chefs from both sides of the border, including: (from San Diego) Flor Franco of Indulge Catering, Jason Knibb of NINE-TEN, Todd Nash from Blind Burro, Chad White of Plancha Baja Med, and (from Baja California), Humberto Aviles of La Caza Club, Drew Deckman of Deckman’s San Jose, Javier Plascencia of Mision 19, and Gabriela Rosales of La Querencia.
Special thanks go to our sponsors: San Diego Gas & ElectricBAMKOSeafood WatchSony Playstation and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Huge thanks also to our media sponsors, FM 94/ and The Mexico Report, as well as to in kind support from Stone Brewing CompanyGreen Flash Brewing CompanyCucapáPalumbo Family WineryLas Olas WinesEl Sargazo, and the Culinary Art School. Thanks to everyone for your support of a wonderful evening!

Be sure to check out our video and more photos from the evening: