Then, we'll walk to the Santa Fe School of Cooking, where we'll start our Southwest cooking adventure with a demonstration brunch that combines the richness of local products and traditions.
This experience will delight those alreadyfamiliar with New Mexico's official "state vegetable," and will "light the fires" for those yet uninitiated.Brunch: Brunch featuring the foods prepared at the Cooking SchoolAfternoon: 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 we do is eat, that's right!
Dinner will be at a local favorite Santa Fe restaurant.Evening: Bus returns to the hotel after dinnerLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Much of Mr. Bustos' produce is used at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.
The bus then departs for Chimayó, New Mexico, a charming little town that retains many of its old-world traditions.Lunch: Lunch at Rancho de Chimayó restaurant. Located in an old hacienda, the restaurant is very popular, serving up traditional New Mexican cuisine. Lunch will include salsa and chips to start, a choice of entrees (vegetarian available), and dessert.Afternoon: Return to Santa Fe after lunch, followed by afternoon at leisure.
At 5:30, we'll meet in the hotel lobby and walk to the School of Cooking. From there, we'll go to four of Santa Fe's most prestigious dining destinations where we'll have tastings and meet chefs and owners.Dinner: Dinner will consist of tastings at the various restaurants we'll be visiting.Evening: Eveing at leisure after returning to the hotelLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Located in the 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, we'll have some free time to explore the Railyard Park and other parts of Guadalupe Street (galleries, shops, more) on our own.Lunch: Lunch today is on our ownAfternoon: Afternoon at leisureDinner: Dinner on our ownEvening: Evening at leisureLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast
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