VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

December 29, 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."

     Beginning January 1, 2010, Your VIP Club welcomes "Bacco" an Italian style Restaurant, Hernandez Macias #59, inside Hotel Sautto, 154-5513, Tuesday through Saturday, lunch and dinner til 10.  Sunday, Noon 'til 6 p.m. Southern Italian style menu including brick oven baked Naples type pizza. Your host is Ricardo and VIP Club members may take 10% off their bill with a minimum spent of $100 pesos. Full bar.

     Your Club's 2010 brochure should be out and at outlets early next week

     Member Bob Remak says, "I paid for my card in just one week when my family was in town, saving money on all the drinks and food we ate in VIP Club restaurants. Read more of what fellow members say here on the Comments page.

    Earn free shuttle trips to the airport, get a deep discount off your dry cleaning, visit one of the many health spas or gyms where VIP Club members get discounts.

     Members who haven't heard they might want to check out a nifty The New York Times travel article about one of their correspondents spending 36 hours in San Miguel! Some VIP Club establishments were proudly mentioned like: Berlin Restaurant, Tio Lucas, The Restauarant (Sollano #16), and Sierra Nevada. In case you missed it, just click here:

     La Puertecita Hotel Restaurant's 2010 New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu ~ Grilled Cheese with fine herbs ~ Apple and Lettuce Salad with poppy seed, red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing or Cream of red bell pepper with a salmon terrine. ~ Traditional Turkey with mashed potatoes, yams and cranberry jelly or Pork Loin stuffed with squash blossom in a chilaca pepper sauce garnished with romeritos, potatoes and cactus in mole. ~ Goat cheese tartlet with raspberry sauce or carrot cake with cappuccino ice cream. Live Music! Price $750 Pesos per person + 15% Service. Includes free bottle of sparkling Spumante wine. Free Transportation from centro to Hotel. Santo Domingo #75, Col. Los Arcos, 152-5011

     New Year's Eve menu at Harry's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar! Harry's full-scale everyday menu will be available: Vizcaina Cod fried won ton seasoned with black and green olive oil, Orange Marinated duck and mixed vegetable, dressing with tamarind vinaigrette, Almond cream soup with sauteed mushrooms, Grilled tenderloin pork skewer and fresh plum served with prune sauce, Puffy pastry wrapped beef loin stuffed with goat cheese and dried fruits, served with morel sauce and candied asparagus, Black cod fillet plating over shrimp risotto seasoned with basil veloute, Mango three ways over a cheese and coconut crouton; $495 p/person, includes glass of sparkling wine and the traditional 12 grapes.

     Participating VIP Club restaurant, Mi Casa, Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio #20, offers a Mexican Fiesta Dinner welcoming the Bicentennial beginning New Year's Eve at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy and watch the best view in town for the incoming year's fireworks over the parroquia. See Ballet Folklorico de San Miguel and fantastic dance troup. Mi Casa's New Year's Eve menu: Entremes: Tamales de polle en chile verde; Sopes: Gorditas Atotonilco con nopales guacamole, cram of black beans; White fish filet Veracruz style w/white rice, Nogada Poblano peppers; Capirotada/yogurt flan w/rompope; Cafe de  olla , Ponche de frutas. All inclusive with glass of sparkling wine. $470 pesos.

New event, new price, New Year...



 10:00 PM-1:30 AM


Nuevo evento, nuevo precio, nuevo ano!

 Solo $500 pesos 

Fiesta de Ano Nuevo de Arthur Murray


Wine and champagne/Vino y champagne 

Light appetizers/Botanitas

Dance demonstrations/Demonstraciones de Baile

Ball drop on TV from NYC/Show de Nueva York

General Dancing/Baile

Excellent view of San Miguel fireworks from our rooftop/Vista de los cohetes



 ($400 PESOS for Arthur Murray students 

plus $50 pesos discount for you for each guest you bring

who enters at the normal rate--$400 PESOS para alumnos de Arthur Murray mas $50 pesos de descuento para ti para cada huesped que traes a la fiesta que paga el precio normal)




*********** Last, BUT NOT LEAST AT PASADA SAN FRANCISCO . . .  Click the poster below for VIP Club participating restaurant Alfredo's New Year's Eve gala.

     VIP Club member Kris Rudolf wants members to know about her Arts and Crafts Sale, La Casa de Diezmo, Jesus #36, Friday, January 1st 12-5, Saturday, January 2nd 10-5 and Sunday, January 3rd 10-2.

     Long time cabaret favorites and charter VIP Club members: Rick Davey, Marilyn Bullivant and Reesha Browning - ala: The Literary Cabaret - open their 2010 season at bar restaurant Planta Baja, with an irreverent take on the world of finance, entitled: "Right on the Money," Jan. 4-7, (Mon - Thus) 8 p.m. No admission price was provided at time of sending news flash.

     VIP Club member and renowned photographer and balloonist, Robert de Gast, is offering a 15% discount on his books. Robert has offered to sign, inscribe, and deliver copies to any address within San Miguel. His works offered are: The World of San Miguel de Allende: An Uncommon Guide, normally sells for 400 pesos. The Doors of San Miguel and Behind the Doors of San Miguel, normally sell for 300 pesos each. Telephone 152-7396 or e-mail:
     Congratulations to Gabriela who works at Solutions on the birth of her beautiful daughter: Vanna

     Congratulations to David and Caren Cross on the birth of their grandson to daughter Carey.

      Have a great 2010!

     Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

Your San Miguel VIP Club


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