Saturday, July 3, 2010
Santa Fe Wine Festival
On Saturday we went to the Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, a living museum. There were 19 wineries there. The price of admission included your tastings. We did buy one unique bottle of a Hatch Green Chile Wine. It's taste does have a light green chile taste to it, but not over powering. We also bought a jar of hickory almond smoked mustard. I am looking forward to using that in a sauce over salmon or chicken. The Festival had many specialty gourmet foods of southwestern jellies, sauces and spices. They also had a lot of art work and jewelry. They also had entertainment. We were entranced by Kumusha Marimba Ensemble, an all woman Santa Fe band which has been performing African "community dance" music on handmade wooden instruments for over a decade. They switched around so they all used the different instruments. Of course there was also a food selection. We had some tamales at Roque's Carnitas, the original downtown cart vendor. Roque was voted Best Food Cart/Truck 2008 by Santa Feans in SFR's annual Best of Santa Fe issue.