Santa Fe Tidbits: Taos Wine Festival and more…

We’re  in the last part of January and it seems like the year just started. We’ve had a warm-up the last few days after some pretty cold temperatures.  Love all the winter sunshine we have in Santa Fe.

Green chile cheesburgers

Try the green chile cheeseburger at Bobcat Bite, photo/Steve Collins

Santa Fe food news:
According to the New Mexican’s El Mitote, the Travel Channel will feature New Mexico’s best burgers sometime in mid-February. The newspaper’s Rob DeWalt, will take the show’s host, George Motz,  to Bobcat Bite and Bode’s General Store and Café in Abiquiu.

One of our old favorites in town, 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, is introducing a new “classic bistro” menu. The lamb stew looks great for a cold winter’s night.

Santa Fe music

Pianist Jan Lisiecki, photo/courtesy Santa Fe Pro Musica

Santa Fe music:
Santa Fe Pro Musica presents its Winter Classic Weekend from Friday, January 25th through Sunday, January 27th offering three performances. On Friday, pianist Jan Lisiecki offers a piano recital of Chopin Etudes at 7:30pm on Saturday evening at 6pm and Sunday at 3pm, the Pro Musica Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 ( The Clock)  and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. All concerts are at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.  There is a pre-performance talk an hour before the concert begins.  Tickets, ranging from $20 to $65 are available at the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office, the Lensic box office or from Tickets Santa Fe.  Students, teachers and families can get discounted tickets through the Pro Musica Box Office.

Santa Fe art

19th century Manton de Manila, silk embroidery on silk photo courtesy Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Art news:
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts presents a new exhibition, Filigree and Finery. The show’s focus is on the “fine art of elegant adornment in the Spanish world.” There will be both historic and contemporary pieces in the show. There is a members-only opening on Friday, January 25th from 5:30 to 7pm.  It opens to the public on Saturday, January 25th at 10am and runs through Monday, May 27th.

Santa Fe art

Robert Highsmith’s watercolor, “Nestled in the foothills”, photo/courtesy Marigold Arts

Artist Robert Highsmith will have a one-man show of his watercolors at Marigold Arts. The show titled, Winter Shadows, opens  Friday, February 1st and runs through Thursday, March 14th. Meet the artist from 5 to 7pm on opening day.  Highsmith received the Governor’s Painting Award, 2011 New Mexico Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

Taos food and wine

El Meze will be a participating restaurant in the Taos Wine Festival, photo/courtesy El Meze

Taos news:
The 27th annual Taos Wine Festival takes place from Wednesday, January 30th through Sunday, February 3rd . Events are scheduled for both the town and the Taos Ski Valley. Special events include the opening night Reserve Tasting on Thursday at 7:30 at El Monte Segrado. Admission is $75 per person. Thirty-six wineries will bring their reserve wines. Appetizers will also be served.

The Grand Tasting takes place at the Taos Ski Valley Resort Center (at the foot of chair lift #1) on Saturday from 4 to 6pm. The participating wineries will offer their wines and a dozen local restaurants will offer food tastes.  Tickets are $75 per person. In addition, their are wine dinners and seminars on a variety of wine topics being held in conjunction with the Taos Wine Festival.

Enjoy your week. Tidbits will be back next Tuesday. If you have any local news to share, let us know.

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