Chef Estevan Garcia Courtesy/Heritage Hotels and Resorts
ALBUQUERQUE ― Well known for its red and green chilies, New Mexico will now offer residents and tourists a new Santa Fe restaurant, which will feature dishes that pay tribute to one of the state’s oldest communities, Chimayo.
Estevan, the Northern New Mexican restaurant created by Chef Estevan Garcia, will open inside Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe in early May and will incorporate authentic Chimayo chile into its signature dishes.
Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc., the parent company of Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, is thrilled to be able to offer guests the culinary art of top native New Mexican Chef Estevan Garcia.
Estevan will be the first locally sourced northern New Mexico restaurant in Santa Fe, using authentic Chimayo chile, local goat cheese, lamb and chicken as well as cocktails designed by local distillery, Santa Fe Spirits and locally brewed craft beers and wines.
“Chef Estevan Garcia has a long tradition of offering the very best New Mexican cuisine in Santa Fe. We are delighted to have Chef Estevan’s newest location opening at Hotel Chimayo and offering the traditional flavors of Northern New Mexico to Santa Fe residents and visitors,” says Heritage Hotels and Resorts President Adrian Perez.
Chef Estevan is a native New Mexican Chef who had an early passion for cooking. While studying under the Franciscan order for four years, he further developed the art of old native traditional cuisine. He is a recognized originator of southwest regional cuisine and has been featured in major publications such as Gourmet, Bon Appetite and The New York Times. Chef Estevan is known for redefining New Mexican cuisine with some of his signature appetizers such as the Chile Relleno Del Cielo.
“I like chile, and when you can fill it with fresh mushrooms and lay it over a delicious sauce, it just brings out a wonderful flavor. It’s very New Mexican,” the Estevan owner said.
The eclectic menu will include produce and meats sourced from the Santa Fe’s Farmers Market and locally owned New Mexico farms, while the ever-present New Mexico chile will be harvested from Chimayo. Estevan’s will be one of the only New Mexican restaurants to serve authentic Chimayo chile.
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe is one block from the historic plaza in downtown Santa Fe. A special menu also will be served in Hotel Chimayo’s Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar.