Every fall, the aroma of roasting green Chile infuses the air in Santa Fe. From burgers and burritos to warm fall stews and even spicy cocktails, green Chile is a staple in New Mexico. Chile plants arrived in New Mexico with the Spanish in 1540, and today are synonymous with the state's unique cuisine, a blend of Spanish and Pueblo Indian flavors. A longstanding New Mexico tradition, Green Chile is harvested, roasted and sold everywhere from street corners and grocery stores, to the acclaimed Santa Fe Farmer’s Market.
This year you can experience a front row seat to the Santa Fe roasting season with the Inn’s Go Green Chile Package. Guests of the Inn and Spa at Loretto will receive a bag of freshly harvested Green Chile to take home with them along with instructions on how to roast them and recipes to try when done. (No room in your luggage? The Inn will ship your Chile for free).