The farm-to-table buzzword is well-established now at restaurants across the country, and many chefs are finding ways to thoroughly integrate the locavore ethic into their kitchens. Yet it’s not every day we hear about locally sourced food in tandem with Asian cuisine. But at Mu Du Noodles in Santa Fe, that is exactly what owner Mu Jing Lau and executive chef Michael Patrick McCann are serving up five days a week.
The Asparagus Salsa is inspired by the classic French “Persillade Garnish” that traditionally consists of chopped garlic, chopped parsley and bread crumbs bound together with olive oil that is often used as crust for roasted veal or lamb chops. But at Blades’, this spunky version is combined with chopped asparagus, roasted red pepper and hard-boiled eggs for a new twist on salsa verde.
This week we take you table hopping with Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila. Daniel Marquez has always been particular about food. As a child growing up in Mexico City, he was a picky eater; today he carefully chooses ingredients and flavor combinations for the creative Mexican and Southwestern dishes served at Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila on Central Avenue in Nob Hill.
The shop is a hip and happening breakfast and lunch joint located in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque just across from UNM. Owner Israel Rivera has put his own spin on the breakfast and lunch scene with gourmet dishes like the shrimp and grits which consist of organic stone ground grits, wild caught shrimp, bacon lardons, sauteed greens, fried egg & green onion. Unique and carefully sourced dishes like this are gaining The Shop popularity in the city.
This was one of our favorite #nmrestaurantweek stops @rwinnofanasazi - thanks for the great pic @santafecooking #ediblenm #simplysantafe
These kabobs at @miladpersianbistro are outstanding! Chef Neema is cooking up a sampler you won't want to miss for #nmrestaurantweek - make you reservations now. #ediblenm #simplysantafe #newmexicotrue
We checked out the handmade ravioli on the @osteriasantafe #nmrestaurantweek menu! Where are you dining this week? #ediblenm #loyaltolocal
The green chile cheeseburger at The Owl in San Antonio is the bomb! #ediblenm #ediblesmackdown #travelnewmexico
Where's you next stop for restaurant week? This stuffed poblano at @amayarestaurant is pretty fabulous! #nmrestaurantweek #ediblenm #simplysantafe
Cowboy Irish Nachos at @littletoadcreek to tide us over until the next restaurant #ediblenm #roadeats #travelnewmexico
Santa Fe Restaurant Week starts today. So many great menus and dishes to check out like the chicken mole at @laposadasf - make your reservations now. #nmrestaurantweek #ediblenm
Where in the world is edible? #travelnewmexico #roadtrip #roadeats #ediblenm
New York Strip with green Chile mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts! @laposadasf for #nmrestaurantweek menu next week. Make your reservations now! #ediblenm
Cavatelli with Perigord truffle, poached egg, and ham hock! @rwinnofanasazi for #nmrestaurantweek next week. Make your reservations now! #ediblenm