Celebrity Chef & Author Sara Moulton and Five Local Chefs Host Santa Fe's

Powerhouse Wine Dinner Event at the Inn and Spa at Loretto

A who's-who chef lineup, with six-course wine dinner

Date April 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Author Editor

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Food


As New Mexico's culinary epicenter, Santa Fe burgeons with talented chefs that tantalize and satisfy even the most discerning palate. While this culinary bounty draws foodies and hungry patrons to local restaurants, the dilemma often is deciding where to dine. On May 5, the Inn and Spa at Loretto puts this indecision to ease by hosting a culinary powerhouse wine dinner featuring celebrity chef and author Sara Moulton and five accomplished Santa Fe chefs all under one roof. Each chef will prepare one specialty course that will be expertly paired with varietals by Luminaria's Wine Director Natasha Aasgaarden. The event will conclude with a public book signing of Chef Moulton's new book Everyday Family Dinners, which features 200 exciting new simple recipes for home cooks looking to prepare a delicious yet affordable meal. The wine dinner event will begin at 6pm and costs $95 per person with advance reservations required.

Sara Moulton & The Chefs of Santa Fe Wine Dinner Menu
Guests that attend this marquee culinary event will enjoy an inspiring evening complete with culinary delights, jovial conversations and memorable Santa Fe moments. The six-course, wine-paired soiree will highlight the distinguished talents of each participating chef and complementary wines to accentuate the dish. The event will be held in Luminaria with patio seating available weather permitting.

First Course: Sara Moulton
Goat Cheese and Parmesan Soufflé in a Mini-Phyllo Cup
Micro-Greens Shredded Radishes
Cava, Brut, Segura Viudas, Reserva, Spain, NV

Second Course: Joseph Wrede, The "New" Palace Restaurant
Crispy Crab and Fresh Spring Herbs
Chardonnay, Markham, Napa 2009

Third Course: Mark Connell, Max's Restaurant
Beet Salad with Brown Sugar Vinaigrette
Orange Puree, Buttermilk, Pistachios and Black Pepper
Rosé, Sutcliffe Vineyards, Mc Elmo Canyon Colorado 2010

Fourth Course: Andrea Clover, Luminaria

Fifth Course: Matt Ostrander, Luminaria
Pinot Noir and Fig Braised All Natural Rabbit with Smoked Tomato
White Corn Grits and Purple Basil Oil
Pinot Noir, Belle Glos, Clark & Telephone Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, 2008

Sixth Course: Johnny Vollertsen, Las Cosas
Mocha Mint Tiramisu with Espresso Coffee Beans
Antique Tawny, Yalumba Dessert Wine

Pairings by Wine Director Natasha Aasgaarden

To make a reservation or inquire about the event, please visit www.innatloretto.com or call

Sara Moulton's Visit to Santa Fe
Chef Moulton is on a multi-state press tour promoting her new cooking book Everyday Family Dinners. In addition to the wine dinner event at Luminaria, Chef Moulton will also host a private cooking demonstration the night before, May 4, at Las Cosas. The interactive cooking event will feature recipes from her new book and will also highlight Chantal's new Copper Fusion cookware. The cooking event starts at 6pm and costs $50 per person, which includes a signed copy of the book. For more information, visit www.lascosascooking.com or call 505.988.3394.

About the Inn and Spa at Loretto
The Inn and Spa at Loretto, an award-winning, AAA Four Diamond hotel, is ideally located in the heart of Santa Fe, steps from the Canyon Road galleries and just one block from historic Santa Fe Plaza's galleries, museums, restaurants and boutiques. Eloquently blending old-world charm with world-class splendor, the exquisite Inn and Spa at Loretto reflects the culture and sophistication of its historic Santa Fe location. The hotel features 134 guestrooms, a full-service spa, casual fine dining, three art galleries and a tranquil garden. Enjoy Luminaria Restaurant and Patio for three meals daily; The Living Room for happy hour, late night dining and live music and The Spa at Loretto for a holistic and complete indulgence experience.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
The Inn and Spa at Loretto is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, which is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.