What a remarkable week in Santa Fe! My longtime high school friend and NYC fashion guru, Cynthia OʼConnor, have begun a tradition of getting our families together for holiday times in different locales.
We went for a week of gallery strolling, house hunting ( what a great hobby – it never hurts to look! ), game playing and general relaxation. It turned into a ski week infused with marvelous gourmet dining thrown in and a great deal of design inspiration.
Traveling epicureans: Cynthia and I have been cooking up fresh, unusual feasts since our time as early Dallas retailers in the 80ʼs. One stop at the local Whole Foods was an inspiration for several dinners – especially our New Yearʼs Eve Lemon Garlic Hens with Seared Sweet Peppers.
I am known amongst friends for photographing memorable meals – some of my best travel memories incorporate the dining experiences! Among this weekʼs Best of Show was the Cornbread (Native American style) BLT at Pasqualʼs. The brown sugar roasted bacon, heirloom tomatoes and arugula changed my life.
Pomegranate seeds became the staple of the week, topping the accompanying salad adding a tasty tang.
A stop at Tecolote cafe, a localʼs dinner with quintessential New Mexican cuisine proved to be amazing. The Huevos Yucatecos were crazy delicious: the requisite green chile sauce covered eggs beans and posole. Grilled bananas are a perfect sweet contrast to the roasted chiles.
What an inspirational and delicioso trip!