The goods at the Inn and Spa at Loretto are the very definition of scrumptious. Think red chile braised short rib egg rolls ($10), a Maryland jumbo lump crab cake ($10) accompanied by Granny Smith apple slaw and saffron aioli and a signature tortilla soup that’s picture-perfect for a Santa Fe fall. Thanks to South Bronx-born chef Marc Quiñones, you’ll be asking for a late checkout, or at least meander on at your table, making an experience out of every bite. “What matters to me, is that I want to embrace the locals,” Quiñones told me, as my Dirty BLT, which includes a fried egg, got delivered. “It was all about figuring out what the locals here in Santa Fe find enjoyable, and how do I give that to them in a way that’s exciting and relevant, but still something that’s close to home from a comfort standpoint,” he continued. Mission accomplished. Now, someone please hand me a napkin.
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 984-7915 Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; brunch on Sunday destinationhotels.com/inn-at-loretto
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