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Well guys, I’m so excited to share my first Restaurant Week experience in Santa Fe with you! All week I ate more and worked out less (not sure that is something to be proud of 😂 definitely felt it). However, the food was incredible and I loved every minute of it! Total foodie right here 🙋🏻‍♀️ 

The best part about it was that I got to try 4 restaurants I’ve never been to - all fabulous and will certainly be going back 🤗 

The first was Milad, a Persian bistro. You. Guys. YUM!!!! Holy smokes. This was for sure my favorite because it was unlike anything I’ve experienced in awhile. I couldn’t stop eating. The taste was unreal - all three courses! Here’s what I ordered: 

Falafels & Hummus Plate (two carrot & beet falafels with mini hummus & vegetables)

Stuffed Trout (pan seared trout stuffed with walnuts, barberries, and tarragon)

Stuffed Dates (medjool dates stuffed with feta cheese) 🤤

I truly can’t put into words how delicious this was. I could eat at Milad every week! 

Next, I went to Estevan at Hotel Chimayo. Such a cute, cozy very Santa Fe-ish spot. Chile ristras everywhere 😍 the kind of charm you look for when you visit the southwest. Food was also crazy good. Here I had the following: 

Carne Adovada Ravioli (ravioli filled with Chimayo red chile marinated pork and served with a garlic red chile cream sauce) 

Black Angus Ribeye Steak  (aged ribeye steak grilled, served with a red chile demi-glace, fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables)

Tres Leches Cake (sponge cake made with three milks, served with a strawberry cream icing)

Won’t be my last time there 🤗 

Thennnn, hit up The Pink Adobe - also has a very Santa Fe vibe. Loved sitting by the fireplace while enjoying some incredible Mexican seafood. I’ve been to The Dragon Room which is the restaurant’s bar next door, but this was my first experience at the restaurant. Pretty dang good, y’all. Check out my menu:

Blue Lump Crab Cake (lightly spiced - jalapeño - chipotle tartar sauce) 

Seafood Enchiladas (lobster, crab and shrimp covered with a green chile lobster bisque served with Spanish rice, beans and posole) 

French Apple Pie (warmed and topped with hard rum sauce and vanilla ice cream)

I should mention that during Restaurant Week, this three course meal was $35 and on non-Restaurant Week weeks, the seafood enchiladas alone are $30. So, a really great time to check out new spots in town! 

Lastly, I LOVE La Posada - has one of my favorite bars in town - great fireplace, awesome drink menu, etc etc. However, I had never been to Julia. Super wonderful atmosphere and amazing food. This is what I had: 

Bacolao (salt cod fritters, sweet potato, pine nuts, mojo verde)

Pan Seared Striped Bass (quinoa pilaf, tomato ceviche, lime aioli)

Chef’s Tasting of Desserts 

Had a marg too (which I don’t typically drink) and it was great also 😝 

Soooo lots of these food items are also available on each restaurant’s menu throughout the year. You don’t have to come during Restaurant Week to enjoy - but you should! I’ll eventually make it to all the participating restaurants 😏 you just wait. 

If there’s one thing nobody can deny, Santa Fe has an absolutely incredible food scene. Charming restaurants, delicious dishes, tastiest drinks. I’ll do my best to share my favorites on a regular-ish basis 🙃  

xoxo - Courtney 

 (ps next year I’m gonna make sure to take my camera with me so I can snap some good food shots!)  

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