Rejuvenate your body. Delight your palate. Awaken your spirit.​

Five Shades of Red

A five-course curated social-distance dinner

In celebration of the vibrancy of summer.


Saturday, August 22, 2020
5:30 pm Arrival

6 pm Social-Distance Seated Dinner

$175 per person (plus tax)

Escape to the beauty of La Mesita Ranch Estate to enjoy an elevated dining experience amidst the mesmerizing landscape of northern New Mexico.

Your five-course meal will be a flavorful celebration of the bounty of local foods in August, crafted by Chef Hue-Chan Karels. Each course will be paired with a different shade of red wine that has been thoughtfully selected by Greg O’Byrne (Executive Director of the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta).

We are proud to be a collaborator with La Mesita Ranch Estate! You can make it a weekend retreat and stay overnight at La Mesita. The Grand Hacienda and Barranca Cottage are available. Details below. 


Curated Al Fresco Menu & Wine Pairings


Wild Boar Bacon Tamaya Blue Corn Blinis

with Onion Jam & Red Chile Honey Drizzle

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé


Late Summer Tomato & Peach Gazpacho

with Olive Oil Flatbread Cracker with Confetti of Peppers, Cucumber, Mint, Basil & White Onion

Charles Joguet Chinon Rosé


Grilled Farmer's Market Radicchio & Seared Sea Scallop

with Corn & Shishito Peppers, Lobster Grits & Lemon Butter

Evening Land Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013


Five-Spice Duck Leg Confit

with Prickly Pear Glaze, Braised Fennel & Cauliflower Purée

Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Paso Robles 2014

Sweet Finish

Limoncello Panna Cotta

with Charred Lemon Syrup

Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé


Dinner seating is limited to 32 people. Reservations are required through Open Kitchen.

Tables can accommodate parties of up to 6 people who are comfortable and safe sitting together.


La Mesita Room Reservations

Room availability is limited. Reservations are required through La Mesita Ranch Estate.

The Grand Hacienda is for a group that is comfortable with close quarters and sharing a space (4 bedrooms, 4 bath).

Barranca Cottage is for a couple (1 bedroom, 1 bath).

Rejuvenate your body. Delight your palate. Awaken your spirit.​

This is a social-distance appropriate event. We adhere to all current regulations and requirements given by the New Mexico State Governor and the Governor of Pojoaque Pueblo. If regulations change prior to the event adjustments may need to be made.

A week prior to the event we will send guests a reminder email with driving directions, parking instructions, and a short survey relating to COVID-19. 

Tables are reserved per guest request. Tables can accommodate up to six people. Tables are separated by six feet or more. We follow strict food handling guidelines. All staff who work with and serve your food will regularly sanitize hands and the work spaces and wear masks and gloves.

Driving directions to La Mesita Ranch Estate and parking details will be provided to confirmed guests.