The New Mexico apple is just different! Its growing conditions- water, soil and dry air and its incredible genetic history make this apple so very different in the way it looks, tastes and grows. Join this class as we delve into what makes ‘our’ apple so different and in many cases, better than other apples. You will get a chance to try the New Mexico apple as well as learn about the history of this wonderful tree. More information available here.
You have the chance to taste and vote from an impressive, curated bracket of independently owned restaurants from across New Mexico. The Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown has one simple goal: to determine the BEST burger in New Mexico. Your votes will determine the People’s Choice Winner. A panel of foodie celebrities will judge the Reigning Chomp Winner.
With a menu informed by the September harvest, the culinary team at Campo has thoughtfully selected proteins and handcrafted pastas to serve as vehicles to showcase seasonal Rio Grande flavors, culminating in elevated, comforting dishes that come together in the ultimate celebration of summer. For more information, click here.
Come to the Botanical Garden to learn all about the different spices that pair perfectly with your favorite fall foods. Kate Wheeler will include the history, lore, flavor profile, and uses of 20 different spices. You will be able to taste and smell a variety of products and foods. Leave with recipes to explore at home and a small goodie bag! Bring your questions and appetite for knowledge about how our favorite plants become our favorite spices.
You may remember her from the last season of Top Chef. Now, we are excited to welcome Chef Nini Nguyen to Los Poblanos to showcase her talents here in the Rio Grande River Valley. Hailing from New Orleans, Chef Nini Nguyen is the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, and she embraces both culinary influences in her cooking style. Her career spans from Sucré and Coquette, specializing in pastries to Eleven Madison Park, nationwide at Dinner Lab and beyond. Click here for tickets and additional information.
Explore the food and beer history of New Mexico at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Step back in time, as you taste your way through the history of the Land of Enchantment. Experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from food & beer historians, attend demonstrations, sample delicious locally made creations, shop from vendors & artisans and grab a beer from local New Mexican breweries! It’s all here at New Mexico’s premier living history museum El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Click here for more information.