There are few things that announce the holiday season like the aromas of traditional New Mexican cuisine wafting from kitchens across The City Different. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that are sure to bring the spirit of Santa Fe’s holiday season home.
Note: While 48 hours is not enough time to explore The City Different, we understand that a weekend is sometimes all the time you can afford. Local author Tantri Wija shared her ideas on “How To Spend a Perfect 48 Hours in Santa Fe, NM” with Matador Network.
Santa Fe is the nation’s oldest capital city, and probably its most unique, as well. This is a land of red and green chile, jaw-dropping sunsets, and adobe-everything. It’s a cultural hub — be it indigenous, literary, artistic, or culinary — and is full of activity options for an eye-opening / mouth-watering / just-plain-needed weekend. Here’s 48 hours of ideas to get you started.
Note: In September 2017, we invited several bloggers to experience Santa Fe for the first time. This week we are sharing a blog post from that trip, written by Ashley of Surf and Sunshine. We hope Ashley’s blog gives you new ideas for your next Santa Fe weekend getaway itinerary.
Before touching down I can tell you I knew all of two things about Santa Fe: it was in New Mexico and I would definitely be eating tamales at some point during my 3 day Santa Fe weekend itinerary. I slowly opened the shade and blinked blindly into the full New Mexico sun. I waited for my eyes to adjust first taking in miles of flat red landscape against the Sandia Mountains jutting from the earth. I had 72 hours in New Mexico and we were about to hit the ground running.
What other cocktail delicately balances four of the five human tastes, comes in flavors ranging from chocolate to raspberry to jalapeño, pairs with literally every single type of food on the planet, and has its own goddess? Only the margarita. Tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice, shaken for 15-20 seconds. Slide in a lime wheel and voilà. Perfection.
Lucky for me, I come from the state with the best margaritas anywhere — hands down — and they’re all on Santa Fe’s Margarita Trail (making it almost dangerously easy to find them). In fact, the city’s known as the margarita capital of the world. Or should be. Will be. Here’s proof.
For one week, each February, Santa Fe’s culinary scene shows off in a flavorful and affordable way. Santa Fe Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to indulge and taste the flavors of all your favorite meals around town. You’ll also find new favorites as you explore the choices. This delectable week begins February 18, 2018 and feasting continues through February 25, 2018.
Winter in Santa Fe offers the perfect time to tantalize your taste buds in one of the world’s culinary capitals. After a day of outdoor adventure, spa-going, shopping and more, relax over celebrated cuisine in revered restaurants. You’ll savor unique northern New Mexican fare as well as creative contemporary cuisine and ethnic foods from far-flung places. Here are four must stop food spot recommendations to whet your appetite.
When it comes to dining destinations, few can top Santa Fe. One of the best times to experience the city’s rich culinary diversity is during Santa Fe Restaurant Week which takes place February 19th through the 26th. The City Different’s participating restaurants are offering multiple-course dinners for just $15, $25, $35, or $45 per person, and several also will feature prix-fixe lunches. Some hotels will offer special rates for Restaurant Week, making this the perfect time to plan a wallet-friendly gourmet getaway.
Santa Fe is an over 400-year-old historic city that is ever changing. Color and creativity are on display this fall in Santa Fe with new culinary experiences, art exhibits, and more. We want to make sure you are in the know about all the latest happenings in the City Different!
Five Things To Do During Your Santa Fe Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving always brings an opportunity to take a deep breath and be thankful for the wonders of the year. Here in Santa Fe, we are grateful for the scenic beauty of our mountains and the many unique experiences that are available for you.. From dining in our world class restaurants to the festivities on the Plaza to kick off of the holiday season, Santa Fe is filled with fun. Discover what you can do during the Thanksgiving weekend in the City Different. You’ll be thankful you did.