2.05.2016

BITES - CAPTURING MY FAVORITE MEALS



All of my friends know that if I join them for a breakfast, lunch or dinner out, that before they can take that first bite of what they've ordered, my camera is at the ready to capture the visual deliciousness of the moment. They are very, very tolerant!

HERE GOES...



T H E   H O L L A R 


I had recently been to Knoxville, Tennessee where I indulged in biscuits & gravy, grits and fried green tomatoes and banana pudding, so it was with delicious anticipation that I perused the Southern/New Mexico fusion menu at this much-lauded restaurant in Madrid (Mad'-rid), New Mexico. How could I resist - Fried Green Tomatoes napped with a beautiful house-made Lavender Bechamel Sauce. And, I never expected said tomatoes to be so artfully plated. They were amazing.




My friend had tender pulled pork  nestled between oh-so-flaky  sliced biscuits with a tangy BBQ sauce and splendid fruit salad. And so much more on the inviting menu.This gem is a must visit if you're up for a 20-minute drive from Santa Fe an a walk-about in this funky-wonderful former mining town turned artist colony.

2849 Highway 14 - Madrid, NM  
505.471.4821

Read & drool...




I N D U L G E   C A F E   &   M A   C H E R I E 
Lunch   Coffee   Pastry


Charming and delicious. A beautiful, diminutive dining room is the perfect spot to indulge a lunch or afternoon craving. The pastries are beyond wonderful and you can find options such as dairy, refined sugar,  gluten , grain , egg FREE and vegan.  But, let me assure you if you're a sugarholic like me, these delectable bites are memorable.


You can find several options to suit any sort of food preference- dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free, grain free, egg free, vegan,
 unicorn free. 


Photo courtesy of Cafe

The scrumptious brain child of talented friends Chaine Pena (lft) and Misha Hesse.



Sugarless Banana Bread


Vanilla Bean Cake filled with Whipped Coconut Cream


Lemon & Raspberry Garden Cake

 (last 3 photos courtesy of Ma Cherie)


317 Aztec St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

  Tel: 505.930.5983


Tues. through Saturday - 11- 4




C H E Z   M A M O U


I SWOON and probably put on a pound or two when I indulge in this chocolate ganache filled meringue perfection.  



Salad Nicoise - Beautiful



Through the pastry case window...

C H E Z   M A M O U

217 E. Palace Avenue - Santa Fe, NM

505.215.1845





S A N T A C A F E



Flowers and a radiant smile greeted us as we stepped into this iconic Santa Fe eatery for Sunday Brunch.



I love the  crayons on each table and the paper table cloth waiting for doodles...


A lovely tuna amuse-bouche to begin...



And the Luscious Mascarpone Stuffed House made Brioche French Toast was a must...with real Vermont Maple Syrup.  Next time - Lobster Mac & Cheese!

SANTACAFE

231 Washington Ave.  - Santa Fe, NM

505.984.1788





L U M I N A R I A   R E S T A U R A N T

INN AND SPA AT LORETTO


It's called a 'Dirty BLT' and it's a pip. Layered with the usual, 
but with a twist - garlic aoli and sourdough bread. 


Crispy Pork Belly "Mac'n Cheese" - this was simply mouth watering. I was humming, which I tend to do when I'm eating something
 SO good...




Red Chile Braised Short  Rib Egg Rolls - simply WOW!


L U M I N A R I A

211 Old Santa Fe Trail - Santa Fe, NM

505.984.7915

https://www.destinationhotels.com/inn-at-loretto/dining/luminaria-restaurant-patio#





               P R I V A T E   C H E F   A N Y O N E ?


Mark Oppenheimer is the real deal. He's creative, charming and can sweep into your kitchen and delight your guests with a beautiful repast - hors d'ouevres to dessert - all made with fresh, farm-to-table ingredients. He specializes in Ethnic/Asian cuisine, but loves a culinary challenge...


GORGEOUS PORCHETTA...







HIS PANS AWAIT...



MARK OPPENHEIMER - 310.740.0134




S W E E T   S E N T I M E N T S

Delights on-line by Evelyn Roybal


Green Chile Brittle


Red Chile Brownies


Apricot Dreams


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