Then, you'll be transported to the Santa Fe School of Cooking, where you'll start your Southwest cooking adventure with a demonstration brunch preparation that combines the richness of local products and traditions.
You'll experience Chilaquiles with Chicken and Green Chile, Tomatillo Sauce, New Mexican Egg Frittata, Chile-glazed Bacon (to DIE for!), Piloncillo Baked Apples with Cajeta Sauce, and a Fruit Liquado.Brunch: Enjoy a brunch featuring the foods prepared at the Cooking School.Afternoon: Participate in a guided walking and bus exploration of downtown Santa Fe, including a visit to the Roundhouse, New Mexico's capitol building, which has a wonderful collection of art works representing some of the state's most famous artists.
Return to the hotel for a brief rest.Dinner: If it seems like all you do is eat, you're right!
Dinner will be at La Choza restaurant, a local favorite that serves traditional New Mexican cuisine.Evening: Bus returns to the hotel at 8:00 PM.Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Located in the new Santa Fe Railyard Park, the market features fresh greens in season, sprouts, herbs, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, teas, dried chile, original crafts, body care products and more.
With over 100 small growers participating, the Santa Fe Farmers' Market is the largest in New Mexico and one of the best known in the country.
After visiting the Market, you'll have some free time to explore the Railyard Park and other parts of Guadalupe Street (galleries, shops, more) on your own.Lunch: Lunch on your own in the Railyard Park area. There are a number of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines (Indian, Italian, El Salvadoran, barbecue, New Mexican, and more) within easy walking distance.Afternoon: At 1:45 PM, meet at the Santa Fe School of Cooking for their hands-on "Chile Amor" class.
This experience will delight you if you're familiar with New Mexico's official "state vegetable," and will "light the fires" for those yet uninitiated.
You'll explore chile's unique culinary and medicinal qualities, learn about the different varieties, don aprons and prepare red and green chile sauces and homemade tortillas to taste.
The rest of the afternoon is free.Dinner: Dinner is on your own tonight. We'll provide a brochure with lots of options for your dining pleasure and information about evening activities around town.Evening: Free evening tonight to enjoy Santa Fe nightlife or to restLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast
You'll then go to Santa Cruz Farm, where you'll walk around the farm and learn about farming and vegetarian lifestyles of the area, and the Santa Fe Farmers' Market with Santa Cruz Farm owner, Don Bustos.
Much of Mr. Bustos' produce is used at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.
Later, the bus will depart for Chimayó, New Mexico, a charming little town that retains many of its old-world traditions.Dinner: Dine at historic Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante.
This is one of northern New Mexico's oldest and best-loved dining spots.
Dinner will start with salsa and chips. You'll have several entree choices and a dessert.Evening: Bus arrives back in Santa Fe at about 7:00 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Then, meet one of New Mexico's best-known wine critics and educators, who will talk about our state's terrific wines and wineries.
You'll learn what comes from which wineries, and you'll get to taste several of the best wines.Lunch: Lunch at the hotelAfternoon: FREE AFTERNOONDinner: Meet for dinner from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the well-known contemporary restaurant, Santacafe, in the downtown area.
You'll have a choice of several beautifully-prepared main courses, an appetizer or salad, and a specially selected dessert.Evening: Return via bus to the hotel for program closing in a hotel meeting room.Lodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner