Cooking, Dining and Touring
in the Cultural Heart of New Mexico
Native American culture permeates every fiber of the town, from the incredible cuisine and enchanting art to the mesmerizing landscape. You will enjoy luxury accommodations just a few blocks from the Plaza, the heart of the historic district. A melting pot of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European cultures is responsible for the City’s distinctive architecture and cuisine…with an ambience so unique that it earned the nickname, “The City Different.” Santa Fe is a food lover's paradise. The first question you will be asked when dining on its famous southwestern cuisine is "red or green?" This refers to the kind of chile you would like served over enchiladas, chile rellenos or other staples of New Mexican fare. With an annual festival devoted to wine and chile, Santa Fe is a culinary capital. During your special culinary getaway to this enchanting destination, you’ll enjoy authentic New Mexican cuisine, a 3-hour hands-on cooking class with a master chef, experience a docent-guided cultural tour of historic Santa Fe, and experience the best of the city’s considerable art scene.
Inn and Spa at Loretto - Pueblo King - For One (Dbl Occ)
Travel is all about having real, memorable experiences. It’s about going on vacations that inspire you long after they’re over. Here at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown, you’re immersed in the real Santa Fe, free to experience Southwest culture as it was meant to be. You’ll find it in the vast, open landscapes. You’ll find it in the vibrant downtown Plaza. And you’ll find it in our distinctive guestrooms, luxury suites, event space, spa and restaurants. Welcome to the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Enjoy your authentic New Mexico experience.
Hands-on Southwestern Cooking Class with Master Chef
Learn the artistry of Southwestern cooking from the area’s top chef instructor in this participatory class. In the state-of-the-art kitchen, you'll learn the most delicious secrets to add to your cooking repertoire with a fun and informative class on techniques, tips and food specialties. With class topics covering a variety of New Mexican favorites, you are sure to enjoy this hands-on cooking class that is conducted in a small group format. This renowned chef and food editor will lead you through dish preparations to create the most savory meal, which you will then sit down to relish.With class topics covering a variety of cuisines, from Southwestern flair to Asian flavor to holiday favorites, you are sure to enjoy this hands-on cooking class that is conducted in a small group format. This renowned chef and food editor will lead you through dish preparations to create the most savory meal, which you will then sit down to relish.
Personally Signed Glossy Cookbook by the Chef!
Chef John Vollertsen ("Johnny Vee") has taught cooking for over 15 years and enjoys a second career in food writing as a regular columnist for The Santa Fe New Mexican and as the dining and food editor for The Santa Fean magazine. With its rich culinary history, Santa Fe serves as a Mecca for "foodies" worldwide and Chef and Cooking School Director, Johnny Vee, is no exception. His new cookbook is filled to the brim with unique and delicious recipes, full-color photography, useful tips, menus for entertaining, and a section on stocking the pantry. Each couple will receive a personally signed copy of Chef Johnny’s cookbook as a delicious way to remember your special culinary getaway in New Mexico.
Multi-Course Dinner at the Acclaimed Geronimo
The cuisine at Geronimo has been described as creative New Mexican, and the Kiva fireplace in the main dining room adds a touch of Southwestern warmth to your dining experience. Housed in an historic building dating back to the mid-1700s, Geronimo is known for their mesquite-grilled entrees and fresh ingredients presented in innovative ways. Each evening, the chef presents a tasting menu that takes advantage of local foods and produce to showcase the indigenous cuisine of New Mexico.
Southwestern Foodie Tour with a Cultural Kick!
During this 2-1/2 hour Santa Fe culinary tour you will be immersed in the history and culture of this famous southwestern city. Discover how this unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants and other culinary landmarks. This experience will give you a delicious, well-rounded sampling of Santa Fe’s famous regional cuisine, and a different perspective on one of the Southwest’s greatest destinations.
What Our Customers Say
"Our accommodations were really great and nice people. Great location. The food tour was so fun and great guide, Carlos. Our cooking class was great fun and I can't wait to have a dinner party when I get home. Chef Johnny V was so much fun!!! The dinner at Geronimo's was very memorable. Staff were fabulous and the food indescribable."
- Brunella D., August 2016