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Food Tour New Mexico: Sample Santa Fe

Is a walking food tour through the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe that will be sure to inspire your palette and your mind!  A fun experience that makes  Food Tour Santa Fe a must do for tourists and locals alike.  Join us, as we guide you through one of the most historically rich cities in the United States while tasting food as we Sample Santa Fe.

Food Tour New Mexico was started on the idea that when history, culture, food, and people combine, something very exciting is born. On a Sample Santa Fe food and historical tour, we do just that.

While walking through the streets of Santa Fe, there are many shops that offer a much different look inside this old historic city. From the hotels and restaurants that have been serving patrons for decades to the new quaint shops and cafes that offer a glimpse into the evolution of the times here in New Mexico, there truly is something for everyone. At Food Tour New Mexico, we would like to give guests this inside look into our beautiful city.

History is brought to life with demonstrations, samples and stories, making this a great, behind the scenes look at one of the Southwest’s greatest destinations. Tourists and locals alike can learn and explore many great places that may otherwise go unseen! This is a three hour experience full of information, demonstrations, stories and great food.  Guests will be guided around all of Santa Fe’s best places by a real local that knows the ins and outs of this great western town. Along the way we will point out great places to eat, shop and explore.

We will be stopping at about 6 places and sampling a variety of different foods. For most people there will be enough food that lunch afterwards is not necessary. We will be stopping at a wide variety of specialty stores, eateries and restaurants. We choose a unique and delicious blend of flavors. Many places offer water along the way and additional drinks can be purchased during the tour.

Examples of stops may include:

You must notify us when purchasing tickets of any special requirements so that we can attempt to accommodate.

Price: $43

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Santa Fe School of Cooking: Restaurant Tours – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Only in Santa Fe for a few days and can’t decide which of the world famous restaurants to choose for dining? Let us help you try as many restaurants as possible while you are here! Lace up your most comfortable walking shoes and arrive hungry for the only tour of its kind in New Mexico. We’ll start at the internationally recognized Santa Fe School of Cooking for a meet and greet with our chef/guide and fellow adventurers, including a delicious sampling from our repertoire. Then its out for a guided tour of four of Santa Fe’s most prestigious dining destinations.

Each stop will include a private tasting and audiences with the chefs, owners and other key players that make this city one of America’s Top Culinary Capitals!
We look forward to introducing you to some of Santa Fe’s top chefs and bringing you into our diverse culinary scene!

Restaurant Walking Tour – 1

This tours includes…

  • Rio Chama is the largest restaurant in Santa Fe and as a result offers its clientelle an electic choice of environments in which to wine and dine. Among the rooms that you will visit on a tour of the restaurant are a beautiful wine cellar, a private dining area decorated with unique photos of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home, and a large party room exquisitely decorated in antique Native American textiles. After the tour you will visit the kitchen where you will be treated to a tasting of the food and wine that makes Rio Chama so popular.
  • La Casa Sena, situated in the beautiful Sena Plaza, dazzles their customers with sumptuous food and an amazing wine list. Chef Patrick Gharrity will welcome us into the luxurious wine bar where you will taste one of the house specialties.
  • Santacafe, situated in the spectacular Padre Gallegos House, is a Santa Fe institution that has consistently received the highest praises from visitors and locals alike. We will finish our tour of fine dining establishments at the restaurant Travel & Leisure once described as “elegant yet informal, with successfully inventive dishes, it is widely considered to be the cities finest restaurant”.

Restaurant Walking Tour – 2

This tour includes…

  • At the Galisteo Bistro meet the chef/owner Robert Chickering whose passion for authentic made-from-scratch Mediterranean food has skyrocketed his restaurant to #1 the Santa Fe Trip Advisor!
  • The Ore House at Milagro is a beautiful two story courtyard dining area. It is the perfect setting to highlight the bright, festive and authentic flavors of Latin America and Mexico. Enjoy a tasting from one of the best selection of specialty tequilas in Santa Fe.
  • La Boca, James Campbell Caruso’s Spanish tapas restaurant is the place to be seen in Santa Fe. James has a unique cooking style that has made him stand out. He has been been nominated three times by the James Beard Foundation for the “Best Chef in the Southwest” award. James takes the concept of tapas to a whole new place.
  • The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is one of New Mexico’s most highly acclaimed culinary destinations, The Anasazi Restaurant offers a fine dining atmosphere that is welcoming, elegant and rustic. Regional art is tastefully displayed throughout this beautiful Santa Fe restaurant. Enjoy tastings from the menu of Argentinean chef Juan Bochenski.
Restaurant Walking Tour – 3
This tour includes…

  • The Pink Adobe restaurant was established in 1944 by the legendary Rosalea Murphy.  Known affectionately by locals as “The Pink,” the restaurant has grown into a local and national landmark since its humble beginnings of serving French onion soup and apple pie. For over 50 years Rosalea filled her days using her talents and energy to create a unique flavor, décor and personality that makes this restaurant so special.
  • Nostrani Ristorante & Shibumi Ramenya welcomes diners into an exemplary Northern Italian fine dining experience. With a rose garden in the front and fresh herb and vegetable garden in the back, it is one of the most romantic restaurants in Santa Fe.

    Attached to Nostrani Ristorante, and utilizing garden fresh herbs and vegetables, is Shibumi Ramenya, a traditional Japanese noodle house. Chef Eric Stapleman studied Japanese cuisine in New York City and Chef de Cuisine Harris Brazina studied in Japan, and they bring the authentic flavors to the traditional Japanese menu.

  • Il Piatto, led by chef/proprietor, Matt Yohalem is on the forefront of the effort to promote seasonal, fresh and local ingredients in the Santa Fe restaurant scene. Matt works with local farmers to offer a uniquely delicious regional Italian cuisine.
  • We ask that you please refrain from wearing any fragrance for this afternoon’s tour.

Restaurant Walking Tour – 4

This tour includes…

  • Restaurant Martin is the restaurant that Chef Martín Rios and his wife Jennifer envisioned: A comfortable, refined and pleasing atmosphere where local people and Santa Fe visitors can enjoy Chef Rios’ award-winning progressive American cuisine. He has a long-standing reputation for his innovative combination of flavors, colors and presentation. Using fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, Chef Rios creates cuisine that reflects Southwestern and Asian styles influenced by his classical training in French technique. He has been nominated several times for the Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.
  • Secreto Lounge at Hotel St Francis offers a unique experience in Santa Fe. Internationally acclaimed mixologists prepare garden-to-glass cocktails from locally grown ingredients while entertaining guests with the lore and history about their selection of vintage cocktails.
  • Luminaria at the Inn at Loretto celebrates the art of food by presenting Santa Fe’s only Concious Cuisine dining experience. Chef Matt Ostrander purchases fruits, vegetables and spices from local farmers and prime grades of meat from regional ranchers to create a menu that focuses on a sustainable approach to food.
  • Located next to the New Mexico state capital, The Guadalupe Cafe offers traditional home style New Mexican food in a charming, relaxed environment. The hot chile and the authentic local food has been pleasing folks for 36 years.

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