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SEVEN TASTES OF NEW MEXICO - Pairing Food with Vistas.
A culinary vacation with the best of New Mexican cuisine.

red chileJohnny Veegreen chile

SEVEN Directions Tours launches a tasty New Mexican food and wine vacation in Santa Fe, dedicated to savoring SEVEN of the most popular dishes of New Mexico. Your eating experience includes cooking with charismatic chef and writer Johnny Vee, and meals at different places, whether restaurants, markets, or outdoors. Including local wines! In your free time between breakfasts, lunches and dinners, you can discover the truly unique history of Santa Fe and why it's called "The City Different." We have selected for you one of two Heritage Hotels & Resorts that are both located just one block from the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. The Hotel St. Francis was inspired by the early presence of the Franciscan Missionaries in New Mexico. The hotel is designed where peace and tranquility are the key elements throughout. www.HotelStFrancis.com. The Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe celebrates the Northern New Mexican community of Chimayo called "the Lourdes of America." Unique original art elements of devotion, village crafts, weaving traditions and traditional foods are featured throughout the hotel. www.HotelChimayo.com

 

Join us any time of the year for this three day and three night food, wine and sightseeing experience!

 

The three cultures of New Mexico, Native American, Spanish-Mexican, and Anglo, make up the rich culinary history which is unique to our region. The distinctive flavor that sets New Mexican food apart from that of Mexico and from the popular Tex-Mex, is our famous local chile, red or green, or, as the locals say, Christmas, when both are combined for a fantastic flavor. Incredibly, it also shows up in all the exotic cuisines, from African to Japanese, that want to succeed in chile-addictive Santa Fe.


Friday Dinner

Tonight your culinary adventure begins! You will experience some of the most typical dishes inspired by the Mexican culinary traditions in one of the oldest restaurants in town. Your hosts and the decor will immediately introduce and welcome you to the warm spirit of Santa Fe.

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Saturday Breakfast

Chimayo Chile VendorA very exciting early morning awaits you at one of the liveliest Farmers' Markets on earth! Here you begin your day the Santa Fe way selecting from a variety of offerings by local food vendors.

Sightseeing suggestions: stroll through the newly renovated Railyard District and Park, home of the International Biennial of contemporary art and many first-class galleries.  

 

 

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Saturday Lunch

Chef JohnnyAt 10a.m. your first cooking class awaits you at Las Cosas where chef Johnny Vee guides you through the secrets of the indigenous gastronomy, its influence on other cuisines, and the techniques of cooking. An abundant lunch follows, served with local wines and margaritas.

 

 

 

portal, palace of governorsSightseeing suggestions:  a Santa Fe lover and long-time resident helps you discover and appreciate this historic and vibrant town. First you walk through the 400-year-old Plaza and historic downtown, and visit the Palace of the Governors and History Museum. Later a stroll along Canyon Road’s art galleries and historic charming homes gives you a real feel for the city’s culture.

 

 

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Saturday Dinner

Santa Fe is known for its fabulous and creative cuisine and for restaurants at the top of the country's best. Now is your opportunity to experience one of the most outstanding, where the world cuisines come to the Southwest to create an unprecedented delicious culinary experience.

 

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Sunday Breakfast

blue cornTime for you to savor the exceptional blue corn of New Mexico! At a locals' favorite neighborhood restaurant some delicious blue corn waffles will be part of this breakfast experience.

Sightseeing suggestions: a drive out of town to the quaint Galisteo village area, the mine town of Madrid, and the small ghost town of Cerrillos.

 

 

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Sunday Lunch

Madrid

A mining town now turned artsy, Madrid still maintains an atmosphere that it’s difficult to find in today’s world. At the local historic tavern you can enjoy the best road food and a great green chile hamburger.

 

 

 

 

ChimayoSightseeing suggestions: El Santuario de Chimayó is a charming sanctuary in the center of a valley surrounded by red sandstone "badlands" and rich of traditional antique Hispanic art. A National Historic Landmark, the adobe church has been called the “Lourdes of America” for the miraculous mud that attracts pilgrims year- round, making it the most important Catholic pilgrimage center in the United States. One can still pick some “dirt” in El Posito, a small room next to the altar. The village is famous for its red chile and for one of the only surviving examples of fortified plazas in New Mexico. Before arriving in Chimayó you have a chance to taste local wines at a lovely winery.

 

 

 

Sunday Dinnner

 

Johnny will welcome you at a small historic hacienda right at the center of the country's oldest barrio for a Three Cultures Menu that you will prepare with him. Your Farewell Dinner is ready! Your menu will be created with what the local farmers and the rancho's fields have in season.

tamalesmarket veggies

 

Details about the Program

Every meal offers a choice among three appetizers and three entrées. A bottle of local wine for two is also included at lunches and dinners, or you can choose a beer by a local brewery. When another typical alcoholic drink, such as margaritas, is a signature of the locale, you can opt for it.

If you have special dietary requests, please let us know as soon as you book this tour.

This tour is available year-round. Restaurants and menus will vary according to the season.

When the booking is complete, you will receive your detailed program with the restaurants where your table is reserved, directions and sightseeing information. A personal voucher for each meal will open the doors to your restaurants.

Gifts will await you in your room to remind you of the Seven Tastes of New Mexico and inspire you to come back for more!

 

Prices:

January-June. $1,200 per person, in double room.
July-August 26. $1,350 per person, in double room.
August 27-December 21. $1,255 per person, in double room.

Single supplement: $181; $332; $239.

Price includes: 3 overnights, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, private guide for Santa Fe tour, admission to History Museum and Palace of the Governors, N.M.tax

Transportation can be provided upon request.

 

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$400 deposit per person is due at booking, payable by check or using the PayPal link on this website. 80% of deposit is refundable if cancellation is made by written notice 20 days prior to departure. Deposits are applied to payment of the program price. Full refund for cancellations made by Seven Directions Tours.

Check payable to: Seven Directions LLC. 1027B Canyon Road. Santa Fe, NM 87501. USA.

Balance due upon invoicing, 20 days prior to departure.

If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room, we will do our best to find someone on the tour. If a roommate cannot be found, the single supplement will be charged.

Some minor itinerary changes may be made. Due to fluctuations in oil prices and State tax increases, a surcharge may be added to your tour fee. Details and costs will be advised before departure. Hotel choice depends on availability.

Travel and Life & Health insurances are recommended. An “Indemnification and Hold Harmless” agreement has to be signed by each participant before starting the trip.

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For information please contact us:       
Tel.877.992.6128 – 505.820.3305
e-mail: info@sevendirections.net

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