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Geronimo: Fine Dining in Santa Fe
     

Geronimo: Fine Dining in Santa Fe

by Cliff Skoglund, Eric DiStefano
 
Featuring huge overhead beams, creamy stucco details, and a fireplace sporting oversized moose antlers, the 250-year-old hacienda that houses Geronimo restaurant is a welcome addition to Santa Fe's trendy Canyon Road. Restaurant owners Cliff Skoglund and Chris Harvey along with chef Eric DiStefano have created a refined retreat in this once rough-and-tumble town,

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Featuring huge overhead beams, creamy stucco details, and a fireplace sporting oversized moose antlers, the 250-year-old hacienda that houses Geronimo restaurant is a welcome addition to Santa Fe's trendy Canyon Road. Restaurant owners Cliff Skoglund and Chris Harvey along with chef Eric DiStefano have created a refined retreat in this once rough-and-tumble town, serving exquisite contemporary cuisine that rivals the best in the country. GERONIMO brings Chef DiStefano's innate understanding of ingredients and uncanny instinct about flavors to the home table. You'll find such elegant dishes as Brie and Almond Soup, Napoleon of King Salmon with Chile-Butter Sauce and Braised Ruby Chard, and White Peach Shortcake with Champagne Ice Cream. At Geronimo, food is art, customers are guests, and everyone is welcome. A collection of 125 recipes and more than 50 full-color food and location photographs from Santa Fe's landmark restaurant, Geronimo. Geronimo restaurant is named for Señor Geronimo Lopez, the former owner of the hacienda in which Geronimo is housed. Geronimo was named the most popular restaurant in New Mexico by Zagat and received four stars from Mobil Travel Guides in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Geronimo of the title isn't the famous Apache medicine man, but rather Geronimo Lopez, who built an adobe house for his family of 13 in 1756 (or perhaps it's Ger nimo Gonzalez, who bought the place in 1769). Either way, the restored building stands today as one of Santa Fe's most popular restaurants. Owner Skoglund and head chef DiStefano go for broke, throwing simplicity to the wind in this highbrow collection of 125 of Geronimo's most savory delicacies. An early disclaimer can be read as either a call to arms for challenge-seeking gourmets, or a retreat signal for those without a foie gras budget: "We know that some of the techniques we describe may, at first glance, seem a bit daunting... we have occasionally referred to hard-to-find items...." This is no understatement, as exemplified by such entr es as "Quick" Braised Rabbit Saddle with Matzo Scallion Dumplings, and Mesquite-Grilled Peppery Elk Tenderloin with Garlic Confit Potatoes and Exotic Mushroom Sauce. Before attempting either, one might indulge in a Martini Shot, consisting of Vodka Sorbet with pureed cucumber topped off with creme fraiche and "a generous dollop of caviar." The salads chapter offers lighter, though similarly complex, alternatives. As counterbalance, the authors interject interesting, even soothing, passages on the life of the restaurant and the restaurateur way of life. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580084918
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

ERIC DISTEFANO worked in the kitchens of Hotel Hershey, Breaker'¬?s Hotel, and Hacienda del Cerezo before joining Geronimo as head chef. Skoglund and DiStefano both reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In 1990, CLIFF SKOGLUND achieved his lifelong dream of owning and operating a restaurant in a historic building with the opening of Geronimo.

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