Taos Farm to Table Summer Dinner

El Monte Sagrado, Town of Taos
Wednesday, July 25th 
5:30 - 8:00pm

In The Kitchen with Chef | Dinner Menu

Local Ingredient | Cherries

Appetizers | Coonridge Farms Goat Cheese stuffed Squash Blossoms | Grilled Artichokes with Black Garlic Aioli and Drawn Butter
Salad | Peach and Roasted Grape local Watercress Salad House-made ricotta and Marcona Almonds, Grilled Sage Bread with Spanish Olive Oil
Main | Red Chile Rubbed Ribeye’s
Side | Elote Grilled Squash
Dessert | Dark Cherry Pie, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Taos Lightning Whiskey Caramel

Meet Chef Cristina Martinez

We are delighted to partner with the Executive Chef at El Monte Sagrado Resort. This Native New Mexican opened her own catering company at 18 years old. Martinez’ skill set was augmented at Le Cordon Bleu in California, where she graduated with honors. Bringing her talents back to New Mexico she worked in a culinary capacity at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, The Lodge at Santa Fe, Pueblo Harvest Cafe, and most recently, served as the Executive Chef of Albuquerque’s Artichoke Cafe for four years before she came to Taos.

Martinez’ culinary influences were mostly nurtured by her maternal grandmother’s amazing cooking. Her grandparents had a beautiful farm and property in the south valley of Albuquerque. “There we got to eat farm fresh eggs, fresh produce and farm raised meat slaughtered by my grandfather and prepared beautifully by my grandmother. Every day she had stacks of homemade tortillas, beans and some kind of chile with meat. She was always ready for anyone just stopping in. I will never forget how special that was and how amazing her cooking was,” remembers Martinez.

Now Martinez and her husband, who she met as her sous chef at Albuquerque’s Artichoke Café and is now the head Chef at the Historic Taos Inn, are settled into Taos. They enjoy the quiet life while being the big fish in a small pond. Martinez is currently working on the farm at the resort and adding ingredients to our Farm to Table experiences!

In Partnership with Vivac Winery

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