Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Dinner in Santa Fe

Guests begin every morning at Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn with a full breakfast, often including southwestern favorites such as Stuffed Poblanos, Blue Corn Pinon Waffles, or a Green Chile Frittata, always made with plenty of fresh, local and natural ingredients.   We do not, however, serve additional meals, so here are some recommendations for those in search of a big Easter Dinner.

The Compound is one of my favorite Santa Fe restaurants.  Aside from serving consistently tasty meals, I love that it is located in an historic adobe compound on Canyon Road.  This year they are serving an a la carte Easter Brunch from 11:30am-3pm.  Begin with a Made to Order Spring Pea Soup, Crepes Suzette or perhaps Cracker Crusted Crab Cakes.  Main Course selections include Chicken Schnitzel (incredibly tasty, if not so healthy), Jumbo Crab and Lobster Salad, Forever Braised Short Rib Benedict and more.  Finish off your meal with Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Mousse or a Lemon Tart.  Call the Compound at 505.982.4353 or book on their own website to make reservations.

My other top choice for an Easter Sunday feast would be Luminaria, situated in the Inn at Loretto.  They have an extensive brunch menu with starters such as Smoked Salmon, Grilled Anchiote Shrimp and a Warm Spinach Salad, followed by entree choices including Eggs Benedict, Buckwheat Pancakes, Glazed Ham and Tuna au Poivre.  These brunch items are served with Family Style Platters of Breakfast Breads and Pasteries.  Save room for the mouthwatering assortment of pies and cakes on their dessert menu.  The three course meal is $43 for adults and $21 for children ages 4-12.  Children 3 and under eat for free.  Reservations would be highly recommended here as well, and may be made online on by calling 505.984.7915.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Don't Miss Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's March Performances

Guests of The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast are always looking for things to do in Santa Fe, and those fortunate enough to be in town on March 29 and 30, 2013 will want to purchase advance tickets for the renowned Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.  This small troupe of dancers perform not only in Santa Fe and Aspen, but have toured both nationally and internationally, going as far afield as Guatemala, Brazil,  France, Germany, Italy and Israel. They are currently performing for the first time in Russia, where their innovative blend of classical ballet technique with modern dance is being very well received.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will be performing three pieces by contemporary American choreographers on March 29 and 30 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.  These include Jiri Kylian's Return to a Strange Land; Alejandro Cerrudo's Last; and Trey McIntyre's Like a Samba.  These three pieces showcase the broad range of this talented and innovative company, from breathtakingly seductive to powerful and bold moves.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by phoning 505.988.1234.  Ticket prices range from $25-$72.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
March 29, 30, 2013 - 7:30pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM