Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Anasazi Restaurant and Bar Reveals Interior Renovation and Brand New Menus
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, New Mexico’s premier boutique hotel, has unveiled a complete redesign of its renowned Anasazi Restaurant and Bar, and introduced brand new menus for both dining destinations.
The transformation includes a redesign for the interior of the dining room and bar areas, the addition of a lounge area, and a new table dedicated to tequila. The new design was created by Jim Rimelspach of Wilson Associates, who was also responsible for the Inn’s original interiors when it opened nearly 25 years ago, as well as its full guestroom renovation in 2014. The space boasts chic, sophisticated design aesthetic comprising leather chairs and linen-covered barstools in shades of brown, white and charcoal, complementing the natural wood and stone tables. A freestanding wall was installed to separate the dining room from the lounge and create a more intimate space for the those wanting to enjoy a more formal meal.
Traditional Southwestern cuisine serves as the foundation for the Anasazi Restaurant’s new menus, which include regional Latin influences that celebrate Santa Fe’s vibrant Latin communities. To create the new menus, the hotel’s executive chef Juan Bochenski found inspiration in the city’s culinary history, as well as in the fresh ingredients that he finds locally. The new dinner menu includes a special “Grilled for Two” section that features grilled meats to share, and an expansive selection of side dishes. Highlights include the tira de asadi (beef short ribs), pollito “al limon” (whole free-range chicken with lemon confit), chili fries, and jalapeño-Cheddar croquettes.
As another part of the update, the Anasazi Restaurant is introducing a new “Para Picar Menu,” which is served to diners in the bar and lounge area and also on the Inn’s seasonal patio. This new menu includes a selection of fresh ceviches, as well as small plates designed for sharing, such as the chef’s signature (and beloved by locals) empanadas and revuelto gramajo (omelette with smoked ham) and shoestring fries. The patio also gets an upgrade with the addition of a traditional Argentinean grill, which chef Bochenski will light up each Sunday for brunch.
In addition to offering new food menus, the Anasazi Restaurant has enhanced its bar experience by adding a lounge area with more seating and a dedicated tequila table. At the tequila table, guests can taste the restaurant’s vast and impressive collection of premium tequilas, enjoy unique tequila and food pairings, and participate in cooking classes with chef Bochenski. Creating this tequila table and increasing seating around the bar furthers the Anasazi Restaurant’s reputation as a favorite watering hole for both locals and guests, as well as one of Santa Fe’s top destinations for classic cocktails.