SFR just spoke with Michele Ostrove of Santa Fe Restaurant Week, who tells us many of next week's events are selling out fast—so if you want to learn to make gnocchi like an Italian grandma, you'd better get on it.
Santa Fe Restaurant Week runs from this Sunday, Feb. 24, through next Sunday, March 3 (click here for participating restaurants). While you're probably familiar with the basic setup—meals for a deal at a wide range of local restaurants, from Bert's Burger Bowl to The Compound—you might not know that this year, Restaurant Week also hosts a bunch of fun events.
Andrew Cooper, the new chef at Terra (the restaurant at Rancho Encantado, which was recently taken over by Four Seasons) hosts several Italian cooking classes, from gnocchi-like-grandma ($20) to How to Make Fresh Pasta (also $20). (Two other classes, each on making homemade mozzarella and ricotta, are already sold out.)
And there's also a $35 cocktail adventure with various mixologists around the city (more info here) and the affordably priced "best history class you've ever tasted"—on the history of beer, at the Cowgirl ($15).
Ostrove says the events, which give Restaurant Week "a nice, rounded flavor," are something she hopes to pump up in the future. But for now, tickets are selling fast, so go sign up!