VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

December 19, 2009

This VIP Club Newsflash is sponsored by the 4th Annual San Miguel International Cook-Off, benefiting Centro de Crecimiento on January 30, 2010, Noon to 5:30, at Hotel Real de Minas. Find out more at


"The 4th Annual San Miguel International Cook-Off, benefiting Centro de Crecimiento, January 30, 2010, noon to 5:30, Hotel Real de Minas. Prizes are fantastic ,(trips and cash!). Sign up by January 11 for your chance to win. Please plan to attend. Music by Whitney Moore and her funk band, Maria (of La Fragua fame) and VUDU Chile, rodeo ring performances by the charros and escarumasas from Atotonilco. Several local restaurants will also be on hand selling inexpensive and delicious food. Tickets are $80 pesos if purchased in advance. See website at for all the details."

Your Club wants to remind members that the list of restaurants printed on the back of your present VIP Club cards was printed in December 2008! Long time members realize many restaurants and other services have joined in 2009. We continue to urge members to go to to see the latest up dates and the current list of participating restaurants and services.

Lot's to report, so here goes:

Your VIP Club welcomes Gozo's, Zacateros #85, 152-5829. The house specialty is chicken wings, available with sixteen different sauces plus they have burgers, fries and a whole mix of other San Miguel favorites. U.S.A. and Mexican sports play on their flat screens all open hours. VIP Club members may take 10% off their bills when paying cash with a bill minimum adding up to $100 pesos.

Your VIP Club welcomes La Cantesse Hotel Restaurant. Located next to the entrance to Los Frailes, La Cantesse is a great alternative for folks living in that area who don't wish to venture into town. Open early for breakfast, 7:30, 7/365 and open 'til 11 p.m. Full Mexican faire menu. VIP Club members may take 15% off their bill when paying cash and 10% with credit card, with a minimum bill of $100 pesos.

Your VIP Club welcomes Sunset Bar and Terrace, on the rooftop of Casa Linda, Mesones #101, 154-4007. Local favorite, 8:30 a.m. til 11 p.m., Breakfast, lunch and snacks. Live entertainment, Thursday through Saturday, 7- 9 p.m.. 10% discount paying cash.

Your VIP Club welcomes Counter Cultures, Zacateros 21, 154-8375. Specializing in quality hardware, faucets, toinlets, sinks and custom designed baths. VIP Club members may take 10% off purchases more than $2,500 pesos.

CHRISTMAS GIFT PACKAGE Fitness International

Yearly 50% TOTAL $4350.00

Six-Months 40% TOTAL $2610.00

Valid only until 28th of December, 09.

Give your family a healthy gift this Christmas with Fitness International

*This is a great deal, no more discounts apply with either one year/six months package.

VIP Club member Dawn Gaskill, of Galeria Eclectica, inside Instituto Allende wants member to know she carries a unique selection fo perfect holiday gifts. There's a 10% discount at Eclectica through Christmas Day, from Eclectica's original art work to art gifts.

Gonzalo Tapia GM at La Gruta Hot Springs, wants to remind members, along with using their VIP Club card for an admission discount for you and your party, they offer 10% off for massages to VIP Club members while using their hot springs.

News from Berlin is, not only will Berlin be open for Christmas & New Year's Eve and Day, with its everyday and everyday price menu, members might want to Google around 20th Dec. : New York Times, travel, 36 hours, San Miguel and read up on what the new York Times had to print and show about Berlin Bar here in San Miguel.

Many VIP Club restaurants have special menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's. As they come into us we will print them in newsflashes between now and the holidays in mention.

The Restaurant, Sollano #16, Christmas Eve menu: Amusb Buche: Brandy turkey liver crostini with bacon apples and pickled shallots. First Course: Beet, fennel and jicama salad with macadamia nut dressing Or Cumin scented albondigis soup with zucchini jalapeno, lim e and cilantro. Main Course: Roasted turkey in hazel nut mole with poblano and goat cheese tamales served with black beans, red rice rimbale, stone ground corn tortilla and salsa. Dessert: "Capirotada" Mexican bread pudding with raisin walnuts and piloncillo syrup Or Pastel tres leches. Cost $495 per.154-7877, for reservations.

Harry's New Orleans and Cafe Oyster Bar Christmas, four course menu: Mushroom tart with Dark mayonnaise pumpkin cream; three separate entree options: Andouille Stuffed turkey with gravy $270; Roasted pork leg with orange marinade $260; Wellington Beef Filet with port Sauce $295. Side options: garlic mashed pototoes, Baked rice with bell peppers or glazed mixed vegetables. Dessert: Apple strudel with Hazelnut ice cream. (Harry's everyday menu will also be available along with free valet parking.)

La Puertecita Hotel Restaurant, Santo Domingo #75, 152-5011 Christmas Menu: Sea scallops on a bed or lettuce and cremini mushroom sauteed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar-Christmas salad with escarole lettuce and spinach with sherry dressing or Cream of corn soup with huitlacoche-Traditional turkey with almond sauce, walnuts and pistachio with mashed potatoes, yams and cranberry jelly or Salmon fillet marinated in achiote with citrus sauce and coriander garnished with Arborio rice pesto style and sauteed vegetables with sesame seeds.--Yuletide log cake or apple pie with vanilla ice cream $400 pesos + 15% gratity.

Harry's Cafe and Oyster Bar's Christmas gift to the community is by providing to all, a free Bullfight, Monday, December 28, at high Noon, at The Plaza de Toros. We should say this is a "Tienta" the bulls in this exhibition will NOT BE KILLED by the bullfighters. Yet this is a warm up for the main event, Thursday December 31, at 4 p.m. when a full fledged bullfight will take place partially sponsored by Harry's! Admission $150 pesos.

Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday and Sunday, December 26-27 10 - 6 p.m.

The latest winter and spring VIP Club brochure will be available at outlets next week.

Report lost or misplaced VIP cards for immediate replacement.

VIP Club Cards make great gifts.

For brevity sake Your VIP Club will send out another VIP Club Newsflash prior to New Year's Eve. Your Club will provide some New Year options plus let members know about a new San Miguel hallmark restaurant that joins the club on January 1.

Send your prayers and healing thoughts toward, Glenda Robinson.

Merry Christmas!

Peace and goodwill to all. (why not forgive somebody?)

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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