The City of Santa Fe proclaimed Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Santa Fe Culinary Treasures Day to honor several Santa Fe restaurants, including our own La Plazuela, that have been designated as Culinary Treasures by the New Mexico Tourism Department.
We attended the city council meeting to celebrate our recognition complete with ‘La Plazuela is New Mexico TRUE’ shirts courtesy of the New Mexico Tourism Department. It was so much fun and we are so proud!
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Mayor David Coss, the Santa Fe City Council, Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson and the New Mexico Tourism Department and the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau.
You might be wondering, what constitutes a culinary treasure in New Mexico? Under advisement from the New Mexico Restaurant Association, the Tourism Department set the requirement of 40 years in business, family owned and have no more than two locations. They then put out a call for nominations across the state. A team of culinary experts judged each restaurant’s qualifications.
I encourage you to eat your way through the entire list and when you’re done with Santa Fe, you can hit the road across New Mexico to visit each region and try their culinary treasures. The full list is here by region and city. La Plazuela is New Mexico True!