La Cruz’s “hidden culinary gem,” Casiano’s (formerly Il Violli) will host a special Cocktail & Tapas Party to benefit the Acción En La Cruz program on Wednesday May 29th at 6:30 PM. The special evening will feature a unique sampling of Chef Carlos Rojas’ signature tapas.
“Hiding in plain sight” at the corner of the incoming lateral and Calle Monte Calvario in La Cruz, Casiano’s lucky guests will discover a truly unique dining experience at this intimate spot.
The brainchild of Chef Casiano Reyes, his first two restaurants were opened in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, before moving here to open a 3rd location two years ago. Each night a custom menu is created from the freshest local produce, seafood and meats available as a prix-fix three or five course meal.
The special event that Chef Carlos and Manager Enrique have put together for Acción En La Cruz will be a special chance for guests to try this culinary treat for the first time.
This evening will help to restart the Acción En La Cruz program (called both Action and Work for Food previously) which has been in hiatus since March due to funding problems caused by the changes in The PEACE organization and lost backing from Amigos de La Cruz.
In order to continue the program in La Cruz, an interested local non-profit partner was sought and program advocates are pleased to announce that beginning immediately, La Fundación Punta de Mita will manage all financial and tax obligations as well as receive all donations and contributions to the program.
Part of the agreement for this alliance is that the program have an initial operating fund of $25,000 pesos.
We are very close with $9,000 pesos from TASTE OF LA CRUZ and a generous donation of $10,000 pesos from a local altruistic organization.
Well-received and popular, the program has provided over 400 families in La Cruz with food staples for 10 meals in return for 2 hours of work over the last 2 years.
The organizers of Acción En La Cruz will be working closely with the La Cruz Delegado to provide direction for the workers towards town’s proclaimed plans to be the cleanest Pueblo in the Bahia!
The menu for the evening (included in the $300 peso price of the ticket):
-2 beverages (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
– Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
– Shrimp Tempura Skewer with Habañero/Potato Puree
– Pita Bread with Grilled Arrachera and Mint Jelly
– Tuna Tartar and Mango Mezcal Margarita Salsa
By Landon Hollander