2016 September, What's New in Santa Fe, New MexicoSeptember 20, 2016: Color and creativity are on display this fall in Santa Fe with new dining experiences, art exhibits and the birth of a pop-sensible apparel and accessory line. Visitors can watch the scenic majesty as aspen trees turn gold, enjoy the world’s best freshly harvested chile, and save on value-driven packages at area hotels and resort through www.santafe.org.
Here’s just some of what’s new in The City Different:
New Culinary Experience: Brews Cruise
Routes Bicycle Tours, the award-winning bicycle tour boutique located inside the historic La Fonda On The Plaza hotel, has launched a ‘Brews Cruise’ foodie tour series which highlights Santa Fe’s award-winning craft beer and cider offerings. ‘Brews Cruise’ are scheduled for every other Saturday March through November and the tour explores local breweries, cideries, microbrews, and scenic bike routes throughout Santa Fe. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Santa Fe’s beautiful outdoors and historic areas, VIP tours, hand-crafted pizza, and the opportunity to meet with some of the city’s top brewmasters and cider-makers.
Stops on the tour include Blue Corn Café & Brewery, Chili Line Brewing Company, Pizzeria & Trattoria da Lino, Santa Fe Cider Works, New Mexico Hard Cider and Santa Fe Brewing Company. Tours are approximately 3-1/2 hours in length and include beer flights, brewery tours, pizza and exclusive gifts from each partner. Packages range between ＄70-75 and are available on the Routes Bicycle Tours website www.routesbicycletours.com or by calling 505 933 5667.
New Bakery: Biadora Bakery
Art meets passion meets seriously impressive culinary skills at Salvador Biadora’s newly-opened Santa Fe bakery. The Filipino-American baker cut his chops in the educational kitchens of Manhattan and is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Academy. He moved to Santa Fe to pursue a passion for his craft. Visitors to the bakery find such classics as warm and buttery croissants, cream cheese lemon cookies, almond brownies and mini Danish with cheese, cranberry, chocolate and cinnamon. The stars of the Biadora Bakery show, however, are the cakes. Think Butter Crust Tart with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit or Milk Chocolate Mousse with Banana Flambe Gelee Center and Butter Sponge. Biadora Bakery is located at 1807 Second Street.
New Tasting Room: Hotel St. Francis
New Mexico-based Gruet Winery announced the grand opening of its new Santa Fe tasting room at the Hotel St. Francis, scheduled for September 22. The tasting room is located at the heart of Santa Fe’s historic district and provides an opportunity for Gruet Winery to share its sparkling wines with visitors and residents alike. Hotel St. Francis, located at 210 Gaspar Avenue and owned by Heritage Hotels & Resorts, is Santa Fe’s oldest hotel on the National Register of Historic Places.
New Cookbook: Raaga - Modern Indian Cuisine
Paddy Rawal, executive chef and owner of Santa Fe’s Raaga - Modern Indian Cuisine, recently released his second cookbook “Curry, Korma & Kebab, A Culinary Journey of India.” The cookbook is a celebration of the best in Indian cooking and features recipes for dishes not typically found in restaurants. The book presents exotic recipes but in a simple manner accessible to every level of home cook. The 272-page hardcover cookbook featuring 250 recipes and more than 100 color photographs is available exclusively from the restaurant for ＄33.
THE ARTS & ADVENTURE
New Product Line: Future Fantasy Delight
Institute of American Indian Arts graduate Nico Salazar has partnered with renowned Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf to launch Future Fantasy Delight, a new product design and development company. The company will develop 21 products for its first line, which includes apparel and accessories featuring the illustrative imagery and themes that run throughout Salazar’s art work, including features at the incredibly popular House Of Eternal Return by Meow Wolf. His ultra-graphic, black and white style merges influences from manga, fashion, and street art to culminate a unique synergy of cute and grotesque that has won him quick international popularity on Instagram, Tumblr and other social media.
New Immersion Experience via the Inn on the Alameda: Get In Touch With Your Inner Artist
The Inn on the Alameda now offers guests an immersive way to experience the city’s famed art scene. Renowned local artist Lisa Flynn, whose artwork adorns the walls at this boutique property, guides visitors on a walking tour of the city as she explains art history, the inspiration of the artists and more. The group, which can be as large as eight people, will visit Canyon Road and other locations after which Flynn will conduct “en plein air” painting classes while guests enjoy dramatic Santa Fe scenery.
The cost of the guided tours starts at ＄30 an hour per person when booking as an individual, and is as low as ＄10 per person depending on the size of the group. The hotel will provide all necessary art supplies for a cost of ＄10.
New Adventure Experience: 18-Course Disc Golf Course at Ski Santa Fe
Ski Santa Fe recently unveiled a new 18-hole, championship-level disc golf course, the result of a collaborative effort with Elite Brothers Disc Golf. While the base of Ski Santa Fe sits at an elevation of 10,350 feet, the high point of the new course reaches 11,564 feet—making it one of the highest courses in the world. Participants can choose to hike up to the start of the course or take the chairlift, which operates on select weekends through October 10 for the price of ＄10 per person. The course is open seven days a week during daylight hours and is free to play.
New Exhibit: Alchemy Of Decay
Through December 9 at the Rotunda Gallery in the New Mexico State Capitol, artists Amy Parrish, Bill Skrips, Ann Laser, Patricia Pearce, and Marilyn Chambers present “Alchemy Of Decay” – a new exhibit curated by Director and Curator of the New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation Dr. Cynthia Sanchez. Alchemy of Decay addresses the themes of alchemy and decay using sculpture, altered books, printmaking, and textiles. The new exhibit highlights the artists’ fascination to watch things age, decay and be cast away, only to be redeemed in the artistic process.
New Performance Venue: El Flamenco de Santa Fe
Santa Fe’s new performance venue for premier flamenco – El Flamenco de Santa Fe – opened its doors at 135 W. Palace Avenue earlier this month to tremendous fanfare. Performances take place through October 1 on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. The company will showcase a rich variety of flamenco song and dance direct from Spain.
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