Then, we'll walk to the Santa Fe School of Cooking, where we'll start our Southwest cooking adventure with a demonstration breakfast/brunch that combines the richness of local products and traditions: 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: Brunch featuring the foods prepared at the Cooking SchoolAfternoon: Participate in a guided walking 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.
There will then be some leisure time, followed by a class about New Mexico wines and wineries.Dinner: If it seems like all you do is eat, you're right!
Dinner will be at a selected Santa Fe restaurant.Evening: Evening at leisure after dinnerLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Located in the new Santa Fe Railyard Park, the market features fresh greens and fruit 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.
We'll then free time for independent explorations of the Railyard Park and other parts of Guadalupe Street (galleries, shops, more).Lunch: Lunch today is on our own. There are a number of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines within easy walking distance of the Railyard and the hotel.Afternoon: Meet at the Santa Fe School of Cooking for their hands-on "Chile Amor" class.
This experience will delight those who are already familiar with New Mexico's official "state vegetable," and will "light the fires" for those yet uninitiated.
We'll hear about 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 at leisure.Dinner: Dinner on our ownEvening: Evening at leisureLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast
We'll then go to Santa Cruz Farm, where we'll learn about farming in the area, followed by a trip to 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. Well have several entree choices and a dessert.Evening: Return to the hotel in Santa Fe.Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The MIAC offers a huge collection of pottery, basketry, rugs, jewelry and artifacts, mostly from tribes of the southwest region. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and documented.
The Museum of International Folk Art features the huge collection of folk art of Alexander Girard, displayed in charming scenarios.
Both museums have great gift shops as well!Lunch: Lunch at a selected local restaurantAfternoon: Bus returns to the hotel after lunch, followed by afternoon at leisure.Dinner: Dinner at the well-known contemporary restaurant, Santacafé, in the downtown area.
There will be 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: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner