If you want a special afternoon outside of San Miguel de Allende go spend it at Finca Luna Serena!! Only 10 minutes from the Luciernaga shopping center this property overlooking the Bajio Valley feels like you are in another world.
Olive oil, olive oil products and vinegars are a passion for Victor Gutierrez and his wife. And they share this passion with you Monday to Saturday with a presentation on the production of olive oil, a tasting and a lovely luncheon for the very good price of 400 pesos per person (cash or credit card). Included are round trip transfers from Luciernaga at 12 noon. The tour/luncheon takes about 3 and a half hours and is in Spanish or English and is for four or more people.
Glenn and I gathered our good friends Phyllis, Kim, Maida and Ralph together for this experience. And it was one of the best things we have done in San Miguel. We have plans to bring others out in the future.
After the presentation on the production and different types of olive oil we were able to taste several oils and vinegars made at the farm. And they were all excellent. We made sure to purchase a few at the end of our afternoon.
We took a short tour of the orchard then sat down to a filling and excellent lunch including wine. (One bottle per every 4 people with the opportunity to purchase additional at a reasonable price, or you can bring along your own).
The introductory lunch consisted of small tasting dishes of mediterranean food using olives and olive oils as much as possible. Ours included home-cured olives of several flavors and a delicious olive tapenade. Next came a plate of 4 goat cheeses with various herbs and lemon zest to accompany the infused oils at the table. We then could choose between a small plate of pasta with fixings or a cold cucumber soup. refreshing the palate was a small salad of greens to which you added your favorite oil. And for the mains Greek Pastisio, Chicken parmigiana and Broccoli Romanesco were served family style. We finished off with a refreshing olive oil gelato. If you have any dietary restrictions just let them know and they will fix something special to accommodate you.
Feel like spending the night with a bit of solitude? There is a very nice three bedroom cottage on the property to rent.
You don’t have to go out to the farm (although we think you definitely should) to buy their olive oil. They have a store in Centro San Miguel on Hernandez Macias inside the Opal Mine and have just opened another inside Sano market on Ancha San Antonio. You can also find them on Sundays out at good friend Gil Gutierrez’s Zandunga.