Dining and Drinking in Santa Fe, New Mexico: Fall 2015
This fall, Santa Fe, New Mexico welcomes a slew of new restaurants and nighttime venues that are sure to please both locals and visitors alike. Here’s a rundown of the exciting food and drink coming to Santa Fe over the next few months:
Derailed at Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites
Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites will open Derailed, a new bar and restaurant from chefs John Bobrick and Jessica Butler adjacent to the celebrated Santa Fe Railyard and Arts District. The restaurant will feature an eclectic menu with cuisine ranging from American comfort food to fusion dishes, along with craft beers, wine, locally distilled spirits, and specialty cocktails. The interior space will be designed in an industrial railyard motif with a fireplace and an outdoor patio with personal fire pits and stone water features.
This Italy-meets-the-southwest establishment is billed as “Santa Fe’s premier wine bar and lunch-until-late-night gourmet dining destination” and has a sleek bar and speakeasy feel to back it up. Diners select from antipasti including calamartichokes (calamari with artichoke hearts and three dipping sauce) and gourmet pasta dishes, salads, and pizza that pair with their internationally-focused wine list and unique beer selection. Finish with house-made tiramisu, panna cotta, flan, and other desserts.
Luminaria Restaurant at Inn and Spa at Loretto
Santa Fe’s award-winning Luminaria restaurant at Inn and Spa at Loretto has launched a Chef’s Table, featuring eight globally inspired menu options designed by renowned executive chef Marc Quiñones. The experience will be offered to groups of 6 to 8 people at a private table near a roaring kiva fireplace on the Luminaria patio. Following the meal, guests will be treated to a bonus course and a culinary gift to take home. Pricing for the Chef’s Table is $79 per person excluding wine pairings and $99 including wine pairings.
Red Sage at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Red Sage, the fine dining New American steakhouse at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, recently unveiled a new menu of colorful, traditional New Mexican-inspired small plates and seasonal dishes with modern twists. New chef de Cuisine Edgar Morales joined Red Sage in spring 2015 after spending nearly 20 years building his culinary career in Las Vegas, and his new menu includes (among other dishes) chicken chop and Durham Ranch bison.
Acclaimed Santa Fe chef Fernando Olea’s new eatery, Sazón, opened in early September. The menu features traditional New Mexican cuisine with fresh, locally sourced meats and produce.
Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
Terra has launched a weekly event, “Artful Pairings: Wine, Bites, Art,” which combines two past popular events — “Wine & Bites” and “Artist Reception.” Each free event features a live artist demonstration, gourmet bites, and wine pairings, and is open to the public every Friday at 5:30 p.m.