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La Plazuela Designated a Culinary Treasure

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.

Proclamation - New Mexico True Culinary Treasures - Feb 27 2014

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!

La Plazuela is #NewMexicoTRUE

La Plazuela is #NewMexicoTRUE

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.

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss reads the city proclamation for Santa Fe Culinary Treasures Day.

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss reads the city proclamation for Santa Fe Culinary Treasures Day.

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.

We salute La Plazuela’s fellow Santa Fe designees:  The Shed, Burt’s Burger Bowl, The Pantry, Tomasita’s, Shohko Café, Rancho de Chimayo, The Plaza Café, The Santa Fe Bite, El Farol and The Compound.

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!

Secretary of Tourism, Monique Jacobson, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and La Fonda's Chairman of the Board, Jenny Kimball.

Secretary of Tourism, Monique Jacobson, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and La Fonda’s Chairman of the Board, Jenny Kimball.

5 Responses to “La Plazuela Designated a Culinary Treasure”

  1. Andy Ritch

    We celebrated Restaurant Week last night at La Plazuela. Delicious. And, we were blest with Connie. What a waitress. However, all the wait staff is great. She is still beaming over her recognition. We beam with her.

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    • Jenny Kimball

      Andy, I could not agree more. How lucky we are to have Connie (Stormi)! She rocks.

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  2. Gloria Wise

    None of the others have been a restaurant as long as La Fonda, can’t beat that.

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