Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Celebrates World-Class Culinary Destination in September

For more than 25 years, the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta has celebrated the annual green chile harvest with a festival that showcases the culinary artistry of the city’s restaurants and nearly 100 national wineries. This year, the fiesta takes place September 27 – October 1, 2017 and features wine luncheons and dinners, cooking demos, seminars and more.

The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera as all 75 participating Santa Fe restaurants and all 90 wineries serve samples of their best food and wine.  For full details on all fiesta events, click here.

La Crema Winery and Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar, Collaborate on Wine Dinner

La Crema wines will be paired with exceptional cuisine from new executive chef Jon Jerman at a wine dinner and reception on Friday, September 29th at 6:30 pm. The dinner is $150 per person and reservations are required.  Reservations may be made by calling the restaurant directly at 505-954-9670 or by clicking here.

Le Crema Wine Dinner Menu

Reception – Passed Hors d ’Oeuvres

  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Green chile mignonette/charred lemon
  • Prosciutto & Melon
  • Canary melon/speck chip
  • Ceviche Tostada
  • Citrus cooked fish/heirloom tomato pico

Paired with La Crema Pinot Gris


Frisee and 146 degree Farm Egg 

  • Smoked blue cheese mousse/lamb bacon lardon/banyuls vinaigrette

Paired with La Crema Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Ankimo Torchon

  • Apricot jam/grilled baguette

Paired with La Crema Rose of Pinot Noir

New Mexico Lamb Three-Ways

  • Achiote rubbed rack
  • Barbacoa
  • Tamale

Served with black bean puree, black garlic mole and agave glazed carrots

Paired with La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

CoonRidge Goat Cheese

  • Blackberry compote/ local honeycomb

Paired with Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Award Winning Chef Joins La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa

The culinary scene at La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa, has gotten even hotter with the recent appointment of Jon Jerman as executive chef.  

Over the past two decades, Jerman has sharpened his award-winning skills at some of the most prestigious resorts in the country including the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, the Harbor View Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and the Sonnenalp Resort & Spa in Vail, Colorado.

 “Exceptional hospitality and cuisine are long-standing traditions at La Posada,” said Joe Kelley, general manager of the resort. “Jon and I worked together previously and he has both the vision and expertise to build upon these traditions and take our culinary programs to even higher levels.”

 Jerman’s vision incorporates upscale dining with regionally-inspired fare and unique menus at each of the resort’s venues. Restaurants include Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar, named after Julia Staab, the resort’s original owner, legendary hostess and reputed ghost; the La Posada Patio for seasonal outdoor dining and The Staab House, named “Santa Fe’s Coziest Bar” by Travel+Leisure Magazine. 

As a long-term advocate of the Farm to Table movement, Jerman utilizes locally sourced products including beef from a coop of small Native American ranches and produce from family-owned local farms. For food that cannot be obtained locally, he focuses on securing the highest quality products available from sustainable sources.

Signature dinner entrees include Grilled Coffee Rubbed Native American New York Strip with Dark Chocolate Mole Demi, Fresh Water Alamosa Striped Bass with Lime Emulsion and PEI Mussels with Crispy Spanish Chorizo and Tequila. View all of his restaurant menus or make reservations here

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