|Another Fantastic Sunset in Santa Fe|
Santa Fe is also the home of some of the most fantastic restaurants in the US. It is constantly featured in magazines and on the Food Channel and is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 restaurant cities in the US. Many of the foods are derived from the Spanish, Indian and Mexican heritages and in some cases feature the spicy Chile. So when you have the opportunity to order a dish that comes with Chile try it with green or red Chile or as they call it when you combine the two Christmas.
The last several times we have been to Santa Fe I have focused on some of the newer restaurants that feature farm to table organic meals. Our trip in August combined the old with the new including The Compound, Tesuque Village Market, Guadalupe Cafe, Santa Fe Bite (Formerly Bobcat Bite), Jambo Cafe and Paper Dosa.
|Alaskan Halibut with Chorizo|
|Soft Shell Crab|
For the main course I had the Halibut presented on portuguese chorizo and potato with saffron aioli. The Halibut was perfectly cooked and the combination with the chorizo provided a great bite. Others at the table had the Smoked Berkshire Pork with peaches and sweet potato gratin. The meal was terrific but the experience of having a meal in this historic building turned restaurant was quite the treat, combine that with good friends, great service you have the perfect meal.
|Watermelon and Tofu Salad|
|Coconut an Peanut Chicken Curry|
One of the new local places we tried out this time was Jambo Cafe on Cerrillos Road. Jambo Cafe is very difficult to get into so if you do not have reservations you need to get there before 6pm. The restaurant fuses African and Caribbean food to produce some of the best curries I have had. Not all curry is spicy and I had the Coconut and Peanut Chicken Curry which was both very filling and delicious. Jambo Cafe has a variety of food like goat stew, seafood dishes, jerk chicken and kabobs. Jambo serves great comfort food nothing fancy but very well prepared.
|Breakfast Tacos at TVM|
Santa Fe never disappoints there are over 50 great restaurants and some terrific chefs either started here or have made it their career here.