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Epitourean’s Friday Five: Santa Fe, New Mexico

It’s once again time for a look at the top five things we love about a city on our radar. This week we travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico, home to great eats, stunning natural beauty and world class art.

1. At the top of our list are the luxurious Fort Marcy Condo Suites. Spacious and well-appointed, with an authentic southwest vibe, our Santa Fe travelers will rest their heads here in comfort and style.

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2. San Miguel Chapel, which is the oldest church in the United States. Not only can you visit the chapel to take in the history and learn more about the Tlaxcalan Indians who constructed it, San Miguel Chapel also provides Mass in Latin and English.

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3.  The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which is the only museum in the US dedicated solely to a female artist, houses over 3,000 pieces of mixed media art. Visitors can enjoy O’Keeffe’s cityscapes from New York along with gorgeous New Mexican landscapes, and other brilliant pieces of work focused on the natural world.

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4.  History buffs will enjoy the Santa Fe Palace of Governors, part of a the larger New Mexico History Museum, where one can learn all about Santa Fe, New Mexico and the greater southwest area.

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5.  Taking in all that culture will make you thirsty! Popular and centrally located in downtown Santa Fe, Coyote Cafe & Rooftop Cantina is the perfect place to cap off a day of exploration. Hit the rooftop bar for refreshing drinks and inventive takes on Southwest cuisine.

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Have we whetted your appetite for a trip to Santa Fe? Click here to learn more and book our Southwestern Foodie Fiesta culinary getaway, 50% off for a limited time!

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GREAT GUACAMOLE Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Chef John “Johnny Vee” Vollertsen of Las Cosas Cooking School

When you come to Santa Fe on our Southwestern Foodie Fiesta, Chef Johnny Vee will take you through all the tips and techniques you need to create a masterful southwestern meal. His hands-on Flavors of New Mexico cooking class is one of the most popular in the area, and will truly open your eyes to the magic of Santa Fe’s cuisine.

Take enchiladas to the next level with Johnny Vee's cooking class.

Take enchiladas to the next level with Johnny Vee’s cooking class.

 

In the meantime, though, get a little taste of the southwest with this simply delicious recipe for Great–not just good–Guacamole!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ripe haas avocados
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 roma tomato, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño, minced
  • 2 scallions, fine chopped white and green parts
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, stemmed and chopped

1. Halve and pit avocados. Scoop out flesh into medium bowl. Using two dinner knives cross cut avocados into small 1/2 inch pieces.

2. Add lime juice, salt, and garlic and mix slightly.

3. Fold in tomato, onion, scallions, jalapeño and cilantro.

4. Cover guacamole with plastic wrap that has been pressed right onto the surface of the avocado and refrigerate. This will keep it from browning for up to three days.

5. Enjoy with an ice cold margarita!

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