Then, you'll be transported to the Santa Fe School of Cooking, where you'll start your Southwest cooking adventure with a demonstration breakfast/brunch 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 before dinner.Dinner: If it seems like all you do is eat, you're right! Dinner tonight will be at a popular New Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe.Evening: Return to the hotelLodging: Santa Fe Sage InnMeals 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.
You'll have free time for the rest of the morning to explore the Railyard Park and other parts of Guadalupe Street (galleries, shops, more) on your own.Lunch: Lunch on your ownAfternoon: 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 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 restLodging: Santa Fe Sage InnMeals Included: Breakfast
Then stop at the Santa Cruz Farm. You'll have a walk around the farm and learn about farming, 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 Restaurant.
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: Return to Sage Inn and free eveningLodging: Santa Fe Sage InnMeals 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 a nearby restaurantAfternoon: Free afternoonDinner: 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: Program closing at the hotelLodging: Santa Fe Sage InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner