THE ANASAZI RESTAURANT, BAR AND LOUNGE IS THE FIRST RESTAURANT IN NEW MEXICO TO OFFER CASA DRAGONES’ HIGH-END TEQUILAS

Santa Fe’s premier culinary destination celebrates the arrival of Casa Dragones in New Mexico by hosting a four-course dinner with expert tequila pairings

The Anasazi Restaurant, Bar and Lounge at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is the first restaurant in New Mexico to carry one the world’s most prestigious tequila brands, Casa Dragones. To celebrate this exciting new addition to the restaurant’s elite tequila selection, the Anasazi Restaurant and Casa Dragones will host a four-course dinner on December 10th, featuring an inspired menu of artfully prepared dishes paired with Casa Dragones tequilas. Created by Executive Chef Juan Bochenski, the dinner will showcase Casa Dragones Joven and Blanco tequilas alongside his Southwestern flavors.

“It is an honor to be the first restaurant in New Mexico to offer Casa Dragones and an absolute pleasure to serve a delicious dinner centered on this extraordinary brand,” said Managing Director Stephanie White. “On the heels of the Anasazi Restaurant’s recent renovation and the exciting addition of our new dedicated Tequila Table, it is the perfect time to welcome Casa Dragones into our comprehensive tequila selection and further solidify the Anasazi Restaurant as Santa Fe’s premier cocktail destination.”

The Anasazi Restaurant, Bar and Lounge will offer both Casa Dragones Joven and Casa Dragones Blanco. Casa Dragones Joven, designed for sipping, is a rare blend of silver tequila and extra aged tequila which have been stored in American oak barrels for five years. Its taste is soft and smooth with notes of pear, vanilla and spice finishing with hints of hazelnut. Casa Dragones Blanco was introduced in 2014, and is best served on the rocks or in cocktails. It combines hints of pepper and cloves with semi-sweet agave notes and an herbaceous aroma. Casa Dragones takes pride in its attention to detail and produces just 500 cases of tequila in each batch. With such limited production, it is an honor for Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi to be selected as one of the few distributors of the brand in the United States.

The arrival of Casa Dragones will be celebrated on Thursday, December 10, 2015 with a dinner prepared by Executive Chef Juan Bochenski. The dinner will start off with a delicate Ceviche De Ghuachinango with leche de tigre, rocoto pepper and sweet onions followed by two traditional Latin inspired main courses. Diners will enjoy Tacos Al Pastor partnered with pineapple and achiote in addition to Carne Asada paired with mushroom chilaquiles and tinga poblana. To end the meal on a sweet note, Chef Juan will prepare Sorbet De Tamarindo with agave nectar and compressed melon.

About Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Located in downtown Santa Fe, steps from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi® is an intimate world-class vacation retreat and New Mexico’s most lauded hotel. Since it was established in 1991, the Inn has set the standard for luxury and service among small city hotels. The 58-room boutique hotel unveiled a full guestroom reimagination in 2014 to embrace a more modern, sophisticated aesthetic, while still celebrating the enduring creative spirit of the region’s Native Americans. The guestroom design beautifully complements the Inn’s legendary décor and architecture, including works by local artisans, massive hand-carved doors, sculptured stairways and sandstone walls that whisper of prehistoric Pueblo living. The world-renowned Anasazi Restaurant, Bar and Lounge was reimagined in 2015 to boast a chic, new design as well as the addition of a new lounge area and a dedicated tequila table. To complement the stunning new look, the restaurant’s menus epitomize modern Southwestern cuisine, featuring the strong ingredients and flavors of the Southwest married with touches of Latin cuisine Chef’s reimagined menus. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has been honored four times with the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award, the highest accolade presented by AAA to hotels and restaurants based on facilities, amenities and service. Among its other esteemed honors this year, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi placed onto Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, received several accolades from Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best list and was named one of the “Best Hotels in the U.S.” by U.S. News & World Report:

About Casa Dragones

Since its United States debut in 2009, Casa Dragones Joven has earned praise from tequila aficionados, top sommeliers and renowned chefs for its distinctive taste, aroma and body that reflect the care and precision that go into its production. In 2014 the independent, small batch producer unveiled a second style, Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, a silver style of tequila in the ultra-premium category of the spirit that maintains the nuanced elegance and subtleties that have become synonymous with the name Casa Dragones. 

Casa Dragones has been featured on CNN and the Today Show, as well as in Time, Robb Report, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Departures, Travel + Leisure, selected by Men’s Journal as a “Best New Product of the Year” and recommended by Martha Stewart as a luxury gift for the holiday season. In September 2011, Oprah Winfrey named Casa Dragones Joven as her favorite tequila in a live interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Winfrey has included both Casa Dragones Joven and Casa Dragones Blanco in her Favorite Things (for 2012 and 2014, respectively). Wine Enthusiast gave Casa Dragones Joven a 96 point rating, the highest tequila rating in the May 2013 Buying Guide.

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