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Visiting Santa Fe

2014, May Summer Savor Summer in Santa Fe

It’s officially summertime in Santa Fe, and we’re celebrating our food and wine culture this season with “Recipe for Adventure”—a citywide culinary extravaganza. Come discover regional flavors that are always fresh and innovative. Away from the table, our legendary summers are full of outdoor activities, cool mountain breezes, and a creative energy that invigorates the city with food, art, and culture.

Tailgate in Style
Performances by the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera begin at sundown, but you don’t have to wait until twilight to enjoy the evening adventure. Tailgating offers a vibrant addition to the Santa Fe Opera scene, with homemade treats, catered courses, or a tented preview buffet on the rehearsal grounds.

Margaritas Taste Better on Rooftops
Summer is the perfect time to nibble and sip outdoors in Santa Fe. Patios, rooftop decks, and scenic al fresco options welcome diners citywide. Restaurant Martín, home of James Beard-recognized Chef Martín Rios, wows guests with progressive American cuisine in an art-inspired setting. The Amaya restaurant at Hotel Santa Fe highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican-influenced dishes on its ample patio with mountain views. Margaritas taste especially magical in the summer when enjoyed amidst the city’s most dramatic mountain-to-city panoramic view at the Bell Tower Bar in the La Fonda hotel. Local wines, craft beers and other refreshments satisfy summer thirst in the cozy setting amidst a stunning mountain-to-city panorama.

Sample Food and Culture
Our local markets enable you to sample the vast flavors of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (the world’s largest of its kind) offers an art-filled trip around the world. Not to be outdone, The Santa Fe Indian Market showcases more than 600 artist booths in downtown Santa Fe’s historic downtown Plaza.

In Santa Fe, cooking is more than just a spectator sport. Experience our fresh local flavors and regional techniques firsthand at The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in the Railyard. Open year-round, the Market’s dozens of growers offer up local ingredients and advice. Blocks away at the Santa Fe Culinary Academy, chef Rocky Durham combines his culinary expertise with local produce, to help lifelong cooks and first-timers alike create their own Santa Fe specialties.

Pair Local Wine and Food
Taste New Mexico wines and meet local winemakers at the Santa Fe Wine Festival July 5th and 6th at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Along with award-winning wines, sample a bounty of local food, including summer favorites like barbeque, traditional carnitas, and gourmet ice cream. Picnic under the cottonwoods, enjoy live entertainment, and browse an outdoor gallery of Santa Fe’s fine arts + craft, jewelry, paintings and pottery.

This summer, discover your very own Recipe for Adventure in Santa Fe.


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