Fine Dining in Santa Fe
Chef Sparman brings twelve years of expertise to Luminaria Restaurant and Patio. Having worked in Texas' most respected restaurants, Sparman has carried his passion of cooking to Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work in varied kitchens lends him great flexibility in creating Innovative Santa Fe Cuisine that is new, stimulating, and delicious
Santa Fe Dining
Join Us for Our Holiday Party & Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 4:00pm - 6:30pm in the Living Room.
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Luminaria Restaurant and The Living Room
Join us for fine dining in Santa Fe and experience our exceptional cuisine, signature drinks, and expansive wine selections in Luminaria Restaurant and Patio and The Living Room which include:
- Luminaria's "Early Evening" menu offered each evening from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
- The Living Room's "Happy Hour and a Half" from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. nightly.
- The Living Room's "Reverse Food Happy Hour" offered from 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. nightly.
For the Love of Food
People who love food love Santa Fe, New Mexico dining. Here, food is an art form designed to stimulate all the senses through flavor, aroma, texture and presentation. Our culinary team uses the very freshest local and organic ingredients, because we strongly support our community, purchase fruits, vegetables, and spices from local farmers and prime grades of meat from regional ranchers. Luminaria's menu focuses on a truly sustainable approach to Innovative Santa Fe Cuisine.
The "Study Of" Series at Luminaria
Cooking is more than the preparation of food. Cooking is a passion, a celebration of taste, the study of how ingredients come together to ignite the senses. Cooking is the mastery of techniques, the art of integrating the sciences, and a reinvention of cuisine.
Join us to celebrate the ingredients that allow us to create brilliant dishes to delight and inspire. "The Study Of" culinary series features an in-depth exploration of ingredients with the chefs of the Destination Culinary Collection. Throughout the year, we'll unveil a new gastronomic topic to examine through cooking demonstrations, educational lectures, innovative recipes or sumptuous tastings.
Explore the featured ingredient below, and dine at Luminaria Restaurant to personally sample new inspired dishes. Bon appetit!
The Study of Braising: Keeping it Seasonal
In this segment of the Study Of... series; we opted to focus not on a specific ingredient, but the age old cooking technique of braising. The Study Of Braising is best demonstrated during the fall and winter months as it evokes feelings of comfort and warmth that mesh with the holiday seasons. Braising is also a technique that has applications across all culinary disciplines. Many food varieties, such as meat, fish and vegetables are invigorated by this technique.
We hope our new braising recipes will delight and inspire your palate. Please join us at Luminaria Restaurant now through December to enjoy Chef Sparman's featured dishes, including:
- Blue Corn Crepe w/ Braised Duck Confit, Chile Colorado, Chipotle Crema
- Braised Pork Belly w/ Diver Scallops, Chorizo Black Bean Puree and Plantain
- Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs w/ Poblano Cheese Grits, Carrots and Pearl Onions, Escabeche
Award of Excellence - Wine Spectator Magazine (2009 - 2012)
The Award of Excellence is given to restaurants whose wine lists offer a carefully chosen selection of "quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style." In addition to this recognition, Luminaria is dedicated to vineyards that pay respect to, and lessen, our footprint on the environment. Wines that fit into this category have been designated on our wine menu with a destination earth logo leaf.
Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor (2013)
This accolade honors hospitality excellence and is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.