Friday, December 27, 2013
A restaurant walk
We met at the Santa Fe school of Cooking where they gave us a bowl of soup and some wine then we began our walk to Restaurant Martin.
Restaurant Martin is the restaurant that Chef Martín Rios and his wife Jennifer envisioned: A comfortable, refined and pleasing atmosphere where local people and Santa Fe visitors can enjoy Chef Rios' award-winning progressive American cuisine. He has a long-standing reputation for his innovative combination of flavors, colors and presentation. He has multiple nominations for the Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.
We had a delicious sampling of one of his dishes after a tour of the kitchen. Our next stop was Tanti Luce 221 situated in a gorgeous 100 year old adobe home in historic downtown Santa Fe, we were treated to tasting of green chilli crafted by Chef Tom Kerpon and sampled a lovely reisling.
Then a short trip to the historical La Fonda Hotel meeting in the newly renovated La Plazuela dining room. We met with Chef Lane Warner and sampled one of his specialty dishes sipping on sangria.
Our final walk brought us to Terra Cotta Wine Bistro in a charming 19th century adobe building near the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the Downtown Plaza. This unique Santa Fe restaurant features globally-inspired food, wine and beer, utilizing local and regional foods made from high quality, seasonal ingredients.