In time for the Santa Fe Opera’s 60th Anniversary, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi’s Opera Concierge and new opera dining menus help guests enjoy the opera season in style
July 07, 2016
To coincide with the milestone 60th season of the Santa Fe Opera, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe’s most luxurious boutique hotel, creates the new role of Opera Concierge and launches special menus and experiences that make the opera season truly memorable. Wesley Geyer, the Inn’s first Opera Concierge, can assist guests in obtaining opera tickets and coordinating “Tailgating for Two” for guests to enjoy chic alfresco dinners at the Santa Fe Opera’s picturesque grounds.
“The Santa Fe Opera brings thousands of people to Santa Fe every summer, and we are excited to have Wesley as our new Opera Concierge to enhance our guests’ opera-going experiences,” says Stephanie White, managing director of Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. “His passion for and knowledge of the Santa Fe Opera combined with our chic new Tailgating for Two picnic and special opera menus will cement Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi as the place to stay for opera enthusiasts.”
Wesley works with guests both before and during their stay to coordinate unique cultural activities around Santa Fe, including behind-the-scenes tours of the opera, lively and informative lectures by opera staff, outdoor concerts, cooking classes, museum tours and much more.
Wesley is also available to help guests arrange for unique dining experiences surrounding the Santa Fe Opera, including a pre-show prix fixe dinner, post-show in room bites and a special picnic menu called “Tailgating for Two.” Available on opera performance nights, these three menus allow guests to enjoy the Anasazi Restaurant’s renowned cuisine before, during and after the opera. The new special opera menus include:
Tailgating for Two: Tailgating at the Santa Fe Opera is a classy affair involving fine wines, linen tablecloths, beautiful dresses and gourmet picnics. For guests to join in on the festivities, Chef Edgar Beas can prepare an elegant meal for guests to take to the opera’s grounds, including menu items such as house smoked salmon on brioche topped with dill crème fraiche and smoked trout roe, a charcuterie plate or an artisanal cheese plate, packed alongside starters such as homemade chicharones and spicy peanuts and dessert options such as seasonal macaroons or fresh summer fruit. Chef can also customize picnic baskets based on guests’ preferences. The meal will be perfectly packed alongside a quaint bistro set, candles and wine glasses for a one-of-a-kind picnic for two. Tailgating for Two must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance and is priced at USD75 per couple.
Opera Prix Fixe Menu: Available from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., guests can enjoy an exceptional three-course meal at the Anasazi Restaurant before departing for the Santa Fe Opera. The meal begins with a beautiful young beet salad with cress, goat milk curd, lime and apricot as a palate-enticing appetizer, before progressing into an entrée of wild salmon with corn pudding, braised bacon and Romano beans. A honey panna cotta or chocolate cremeaux ends the meal on a sweet note. The Opera Prix Fixe Menu is priced at USD45 per person.
Opera Late Night Menu: For night owls seeking a bite to eat after the opera, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi’s Opera Late Night Menu offers gourmet snacks and bites that guests can enjoy in the comfort of their room. Before departing for the opera, guests choose from a menu that includes house-made chicharonnes and spiced peanuts, marinated olives, and a cheese plate, and the dishes will be delivered to the room before guests arrive back at the hotel.
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 cuisines. 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.