October 5, 2006
Baja community begins where the land ends
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Kalach's wife helped design the hotel's interior, which is intended to evoke Mexico at its best. "Almost everything is Mexican. The furniture, the fabrics, the paintings, the sculptures ... everything had to be from Mexico," said Frederique Naffrichoux, sales director for the Marquis Los Cabos.
Although Kalach's five-star Marquis Reforma in Mexico City offers a kosher menu, at this time there are no plans to do the same for the Marquis Los Cabos. In fact, Los Cabos has no kosher restaurants or hotels. The closest it has come was this year when Travel Center of Miami organized a weeklong Passover event at the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, which required that the kitchen be kashered.
Greenberg said many of the supermarkets are importing more boxed and canned kosher foods, and Orthodox friends who come to visit him will simply wrap fish in aluminum foil and cook it over his grill. "People do what they need to do," he said.
Given the entrepreneurial spirit in Los Cabos, if the demand for a kosher restaurant is there, someone likely will step in to fill that need. "As the town grows, more will become available," Greenberg said.
Chabad Without Borders
Se?or Greenberg's Mexicatessen
Villa Del Palmar
Marquis Los Cabos
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Travel Center of Miami
The Marquis Reforma Hotel. (Photos by Adam Wills.)
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