We are delighted to host another enchanted escape to the beauty of La Mesita Ranch Estate for you to enjoy an elevated culinary experience amidst the mesmerizing landscape of northern New Mexico. The autumn colors will be especially magical during this time of year, while the temperature is still warm and inviting for a specular curated al fresco wine pairing dinner.
Open Kitchen owner and Chef Hue-Chan Karels has designed a special menu to take you on a journey of taste, history, and culture that tells the story of French influences on Vietnamese cuisine during its almost 100 years colonization of the country. It is a story of the vibrancy and tenacity of the Vietnamese people and culture through food as a vehicle for resiliency and adaptability. Each course has been beautifully paired with wine that has been thoughtfully selected by Greg O’Byrne (Executive Director of the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta).
Again, 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.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
3:30 pm Arrival | 5:00 pm Social-Distancing Seated Dinner
Bánh Patê Sô (or Pâté Chaud)
Pastry of Ground Pork, Chicken Liver, and Shiitake Mushroom influenced by “Pâté-chaud à la Marinière,” a French seafood pie covered with a puff pastry shell
Alzinger Grüner Veltliner Federspiel, Wachau, 2017
Súp Măng Tây Cua
The French introduced asparagus to Vietnam and this elegant and silky soup is normally served for special celebrations (gf, df)
Gobelsburg Schlosskellerei Riesling, Kamptal, 2016
Bò Lúc Lắc
“Shaking Beef” is French-inspired wok-seared sweet-and-savory beef tenderloin served on a bed of watercress with cucumber, tomatoes, pickled onions, and tangy lime dipping sauce (gf, df)
Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Spätlese Tradition, Rheingau, 2013
Vịt Nấu Cam
Vietnamese’s version of “Carnard à l’Orange” with lemongrass, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, fish sauce, chilies and fresh orange juice served with jasmine rice (gf, df)
Schlossabfüllung Pinot Noir Rose de Diel, Nahe, 2017
Bánh Flan Cà Phê
Vietnamese coffee flan (v)
Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel, 2015
Dining seating is limited. Reservations are required through Open Kitchen.
Tables can accommodate parties of up to 6 people who are comfortable and safe sitting together.
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.
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.