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Flavors of Santa Fe Culinary Getaway

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$998 USD *
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
4 days | 3 nights

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 will enjoy authentic New Mexican cuisine, a hands-on cooking class with a local chef and food editor, and indulge in a guided foodie tour of Santa Fe’s unique culinary landscape. You will also have ample time to explore the City’s culture and historic landmarks, along with its considerable art scene.

Flavors of Santa Fe Culinary Getaway

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3 Nights Luxury Accommodations
Hands-On Cooking Class
Chef’s Personally Signed Cookbook
Gourmet Dining at Geronimo
Southwestern Foodie Tour
Year-Round Based on Your Travel Schedule
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Day 1
Arrival and Check-In 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. All rooms feature individual climate controls and exceptional working facilities. Bathrooms have marble slate floors with vanity, hairdryers, tub and shower combination, along with plush terry bathrobes and an internationally recognized bath amenity line from Gilchrist & Soames. Additional appointments include: clock radio stereo, mini bar, coffee maker, pay per view movies, voice mail, oversized arm chair with ottoman, and a glass top desk.
Day 2
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.
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.
Day 3
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.
Day 4
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you’re having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, culinary oasis. Remember, you can always extend your stay based on availability. Should you desire an extension, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Inn and Spa at Loretto
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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
What Currency is being quoted?
All prices are quoted in USD. The price quoted on the first page of a tour is always per person, double occupancy.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Is a Deposit required to book a tour or getaway?
Yes. We require a 30% refundable deposit for all our domestic (USA and Canada) getaways and tours, and a 50% refundable deposit for international destinations outside of the USA and Canada. Reservations made for destinations within the USA and Canada must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Reservations made for destinations outside of the USA and Canada must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Our full cancellation policy is stated in the Terms and Conditions when making your reservation. Cancellations with a full refund are allowed up to 31 days or more prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or up to 61 days or more prior to departure for international tours. No refund is allowed 30 days or less prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or 60 days or less prior to departure for international tours.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Should I Purchase Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228- 9792 and reference location number 06-0248.

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My husband and I did the Flavors of Santa Fe trip and would like to express how much we loved it! We take a road trip to Santa Fe 1-2 times a year and have never had a greater experience! The level of service and itinerary was perfectly and professionally executed. The art tour with Elaine gave us a whole new appreciation of what to look for in a painting or sculpture. We were introduced to the Kakawa Chocolate House. We have never tasted a drinking chocolate elixir and were able to sample many new flavors and combinations. The culinary dinners at night were incredible. We would highly recommend Epitourean for planning a vacation.
Carla - April 2017
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
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