Award-winning Pastry Chef Andrea Clover began her sweet tooth career at the tender age of four, when she first received an Easy Bake Oven. She took her adolescent past time and transformed it into a profession earning her culinary and pastry degree from Le Cordon Bleu. She traveled the United States perfecting her craft in various restaurants and hotels.
Restaurant Reviews in Santa Fe
Luminaria Truly Shines By Anne Hillerman / From the Albuquerque Journal
Whether you choose the inside dining room or the patio, Luminaria ranks as one of Santa Fe's most attractive restaurants. The expansive patio with its central covered ramada, elegant draping and classic entrance fountain allows guests to celebrate the all-too-brief summer without the inconveniences of wobbly tables or too much sun. Inside, the ambiance is contemporary, sleek and inviting.
A restaurant as beautiful as Luminaria could get by on looks alone, so it's reassuring to have first-rate service and a menu to match. The new menu, launched in April, features some interesting choices, and every dish I saw was beautifully presented, food as elegant as the setting in which it is served. Our party of five had an opportunity to sample a broad section of the menu, and much of what we had tasted as good as it looked. Read the complete review.
Eat, Drink, Grow Santa Fe Blog
In July, Chef and author Johnny Vee showcased two of New Mexico's most prominent pastry chefs, Darci Rochau of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Albuquerque and Luminaria's Andrea Clover. In addition to eavesdropping on their entirely entertaining tales of dessert daring do, I photographed signature plates from each chef. I'll say this: it takes some serious discipline to photograph such sweet smelling concoctions without caving to temptation and dipping a finger in the chocolate. See Blog
A great deal for a superb dinner!
I took my aunt here for her birthday, and we were delighted with the menu, service, and beauty of the patio. The early dinner (3 course prix fixe for $29) was a wonderful bargain.
Open Table Diner
If well prepared food and attentive service in a gorgeous outdoor setting sounds good to you, then Luminaria is the place to go. We tried all the top-rated restaurants during our recent stay in Santa Fe, and Luminaria stood out from the pack. I strongly recommend it not just for its romantic intimate atmosphere, but for the quality of the food, the excellent selection of wine, and the attention to detail by its staff. Overall, this was an outstanding dining experience.
Nice Special Occasion Place
Excellent food all around from soup to dessert. Very original takes on classic dishes with a southwestern flair. Even the bread was great ( dont miss the blue corn muffins). Coming fom the east coast having chicken in mole sauce ragout is quite the treat. Service was great and loved the quiet little booth.