The holidays are a magical time, especially in Santa Fe. Farolitos and holiday decorations light up the crisp cool nights, seasonal activities abound, and adventure awaits around every corner. Nowhere else is that truer than at Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, where you are invited to experience a Southwestern winter wonderland, nestled spaciously within 317 acres bordering the Santa Fe National Forest. Thanksgiving week kicks off the holiday season with a full range of activities, including a special collaboration at Bishop’s Lodge signature restaurant SkyFire, between Executive Chef Pablo Peñalosa and guest Chef T.J. Steele from New York City’s Michelin celebrated Oaxacan hot spot Claro, on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
The dinner, “A Gathering of Heritage,” will spotlight diverse textures and flavors of homemade dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients that speak to both indigenous Mexican and native New Mexico techniques with a modern approach. Each course will be accompanied by a menu of mezcal, “the spirit of Oaxaca.” The Thanksgiving weekend dinner will be a journey of the influence and ingredients found along the trade route from Mexico to Santa Fe.
“We look forward to welcoming the esteemed Chef T.J. to our soulful Southwestern kitchen,” says Chef Peñalosa. “A Gathering of Heritage is dedicated to celebrating the rich history and influence of Oaxaca and will explore ancient culinary techniques through a modern lens.”
Claro is where New York and Oaxaca meet and the result of Chef T.J. Steele’s long-time love for Oaxacan food and culture. In his many years living part-time in Oaxaca, Steele has cultivated relationships with craftsmen, artists, mezcaleros, cooks, and farmers throughout the region. He visits them regularly and sources the corn for Claro’s menu from farms that hand-pick non-GMO heirloom (criollo) varieties. All meat and produce are organic and sourced locally when possible. His restaurant is dedicated to making everything by hand, including the masa, cheeses, chorizo and moles.
SkyFire at Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collections invites guests to inhale the atmospheric earthy scents of cuisine that celebrates storied, Southwestern ingredients. Beyond the resort’s textured and multi-layered restaurants, its one-of-a-kind experiences, healing elements, nature-driven adventures, and picturesque views of the Santa Fe National Forest create cherished memories for creativity, reflection, and discovery.
Additional Thanksgiving experiences at Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection include a Biscochitos-Making Class on November 22, where guests can learn how to make the traditional cookie of Mexico. A festive Wreath-Making Class will also be held on the same day. Resort guests can also visit the stables to greet the Lodge’s heart-full horse pals on November 23, followed by evening Native Storytelling with Navajo storyteller, Ehren Kee Natay, around the fire for stories and traditional blue corn atole. A Gather & Give Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on November 24 in addition to a Gratitude Hike. On November 25, guests can attend a Tortilla-Making Class and enjoy live music and spirits in SkyFire the evening of the 25th through November 27th.
For more information on, or to reserve you place for, A Gathering of Heritage, click this link. To find out more about the many Thanksgiving-themed events taking place at the resort, visit the website.This article was posted by David Salcido