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Liana Turner Opens Restaurant in Vallarta
email this pageprint this pageemail usDavid Olvera - PVNN
March 08, 2010

Daniel Alvarez takes us behind-the-scenes at Paradise Bakery & Catering owner Liana Turner's newest venture, Liana’s SazOn!
Liana Turner returns to the restaurant business with the Grand Opening of her new restaurant ˇSazÓn!

After over six years of running Paradise Bakery & Catering, Liana Turner has decided to go back to her true roots... the dinner restaurant business. This was all inspired by an impulsive walk-through of a house when Liana saw a 'For Rent' sign over the door. "I felt like I was at home when I first walked in, and that is the feeling I hope my customers and friends will have when they walk into Liana's ˇSazOn!"

The regular menu will feature a selection of Mexican Food, Gourmet International and American Style Comfort Food, as well as a "Full Breakfast for Dinner" and a variety of Teriyaki Dishes.

The Restaurant is located on Calle Del Santuario #149, corner of Paseo de Las Palmas in Colonia Barrio Santa Maria. Coming from old town it is the third light after the tunnel. Turn right and then a quick left over the small bridge and a quick right as you follow the river. Then stay to the right past the new Pemex gas station, and go two more blocks on the left corner Behind Paradise Bakery.

Normal operating hours will be 6 pm to 11 pm, closed Sunday and Monday. Paradise Bakery is still in operation in the new location.

Liana Turner, the chef and owner at Paradise Bakery & Catering, home of the "Best Cinnamon Rolls in Vallarta," and some of the finest catering anywhere, is also an accomplished writer whose weekly column, The Irreverent Chef, has been delighting readers in local publications since 2005.

Raised in the Northwest U.S., in Seattle and the San Juan Islands, and having spent a short and dry couple of years in the desert of Eastern Washington State, Liana has worked in a variety of jobs on three continents, most of them having to do with food, wine or boats.

She has been a hotel restaurant chef, a salmon slimer, a winery Public Relations Manager, an ad salesperson and designer, a "pilebuck" on a pile driving barge, a tugboat cook in Alaska, a salmon, halibut and dogfish fisherwoman, a guest house manager, restaurant owner, a chef on the Antarctic ice, dishwasher, bartender, luxury yacht chef, a comedy writer, photographer, and a few other things along the way.

The proud mother of daughter Maia, son John, a really unruly adopted dog and three terrified cats, Liana has been living in the Puerto Vallarta area and concentrating on cooking up some of the best and most creative food in town for the last thirteen years.

In January of 2003, Liana opened Paradise Bakery & Catering on the south side of Vallarta, serving delicious sandwiches, salads, main dishes, yummy sweet treats and her famous cinnamon rolls, and providing full service catering to all kinds of special events in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay area.

Today, Liana continues to write her informative and entertaining column, now called The Art of Dining & Living Well, which can be found right here on BanderasNews. As a long-time resident and one of the city's best known chefs, Liana can answer all of your questions about food, drink, home matters and living in Puerto Vallarta, so if there's something you'd like to know, please write to her at lianasea(at)

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