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June 19th, 2015 | 9:30am

From Our Kitchen to Yours: Prime New York Strip Asado

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as cooking up the perfect plate of steak and potatoes. Indulge your inner chef with this recipe from Luminaria’s award-winning Executive Chef Marc Quiñones. 

For Steaks

Ingredients needed

Four 13oz New York Strip Steaks

7 Cipollini Onions (Peeled)

Cooking instructions

Season liberally with Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper. In a heavy bottomed pan add 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and Sear on both sides until desired temperature is achieved. Add Cipollini Onion during the last two minutes of searing your Steaks and allow to brown. When steaks are done, brush with Brazilian Asado Sauce and let rest for 7 minutes tented in foil before slicing.

For Fingerling’s

Ingredients needed

4oz's Green Garlic

10 oz's Fingerling Potatoes

Cooking instructions

Split Potatoes in half and boil in water for 12 minutes or until they can easily be pierced with a fork. Cool them down in refrigerator. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and potatoes to a sauté pan and sauté until brown and crispy. During the last 1 minute of cooking add chopped Green Garlic and toss until well combined.

For Pinot Noir Reduction

Ingredients needed

2 Cups of Pinot Noir Wine

Cooking instructions

Add Wine into a sauce pot and reduce until half and Alcohol has been burned off. Add 1 Cup of Beef Stock and reduce until thick or until the sauce can coat the back of your spoon.

For Brazilian Asado Sauce

Ingredients needed

7 Charred Tomatoes

2 oz's Brown Sugar

1oz Coriander

2oz's Beef Stock

1 Yellow Onion

1 Head of Garlic Peeled

Cooking instructions

Puree Ingredients into sauce like consistency


Stack fingerling potatoes on the plate. Cut steak in half to expose the perfectly cooked center, and lay on top of the potatoes. Drizzle with the Pinot Noir Reduction and Brazilian Asado sauce. Enjoy! 

Posted by Sarah Sims

May 8th, 2015 | 1:59pm

Santa Fe’s Top Five Must-See Summer Art Events

Santa Fe is continually recognized as one of the top art markets in the country – sharing the shop light with such notable cities as New York, Boston and L.A.  With the abundance of fine, contemporary and Native art, as well as an extraordinary assembly of international art markets, it’s no wonder travelers come from all over the world to experience Santa Fe’s creative culture.  And one of the best times for an art-full escape is summer of course! The streets are lively with locals and travelers alike, all in search of the perfect new piece to add to their collection. Santa Fe galleries are keen on showing off the newest work by their artists, and Friday night openings always draw impressive crowds of collectors, art lovers and bourgeoisie. To get you started we’ve compiled a list of our top five must-see art events and exhibits. 

Summer of Color

Starting Memorial Day and lasting through Labor Day, Santa Fe’s museums, galleries, restaurants and hotels will all come together in celebration of color. Leading the charge are the six cultural institutions on Museum Hill who’ve partnered to create an extraordinary collection of one-of-a-kind exhibitions, events, programming and lectures – with each museum representing a different color. In addition, art lovers can experience a multitude of color themed events and offerings around town ranging from colorful cocktails like the Living Room’s Al Rojo Vivo Margarita (made with vibrant red strawberries and spicy jalapenos), to gallery openings and custom “Summer of Color” menus at local restaurants. To learn more visit

Al Rojo Vivo Margarita from the Living Room at Loretto

Hands-on Painting Workshop

The Inn and Spa at Loretto and Santa Fe Art Classes have teamed up in celebration of the Summer of Color to present a series of hands-on workshops held on Luminaria’s tranquil outdoor patio overlooking the Loretto Chapel. The classes, held two Wednesday’s a month June – September, invite guests to unleash their inner creative while exploring the vibrant colors of the Southwest. Whether you're a beginner who wants to try something new or an advanced level painter looking for an inspiring setting to work on your technique, you'll find opportunities to connect, learn and grow.  To learn more visit

 Studenst participating in hands-on workshop with Santa Fe Art Classes. Photo credit:

Passport to the Arts

Mother’s Day weekend marks the Annual Canyon Road Passport to the Arts. Artists and art lovers from around the country will converge on Santa Fe over Mother’s Day weekend for this two-day art adventure. More than 100 artists will participate in the weekend’s activities! This is a once-a-year opportunity to acquire a very special, original piece for your collection. To learn more visit

Visitors enjoying Passport to the Arts at Canyon Road Contemporary. Photo credit: 

Lines, Color, Composition

Don’t miss the newest exhibit at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum opening May 8th. The curated collection attempts to understand the richness of O’Keeffe’s artistic practices, revealing her disciplined drawing technique, dramatic color palette and innovative sense for composition through a series of incredible paintings and drawings that span her lifetime. A favorite of the show is a rare still life done using a pointillism technique completed during O’Keeffe’s stint as an art instructor. This unique and vibrant work is believed to be the only piece done in this style. For more information visit

Untitled by Georgia O'Keeffe from Lines, Colors, Composition

EAT Edible Art Tour

Typically a winter event, ARTSmart’s popular Edible Art Tour has move to June with a new name, and a new line up! This year visitors will enjoy two full evenings of gallery hopping and tastings - staring Friday night with the Downtown Arts District and continuing on Saturday night with the Canyon Road Art District. One ticket gives you access to both nights and over 40 gallery and restaurant pairings - with all proceeds going to benefit ARTSmart, a local non-profit focused on empowering Santa Fe's youth through art. The Inn’s signature restaurant Luminaria will partners with Abbate Fine Art on Friday evening, and again with Wiford Gallery on Saturday. This is one taste-full art event you won’t want to miss. To learn more visit

Posted by Sarah Sims

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