Anasazi Restaurant Executive Chef Edgar Beas Receives Edible Santa Fe Local Hero Award for Best Chef in Santa Fe

February 1, 2018

Edible Santa Fe today announced the results of its annual Local Hero Awards, which recognize local

individuals and organizations for their work to create healthy, sustainable food systems in New Mexico.
This year, the Anasazi Restaurant’s Executive Chef Edgar Beas won Best Chef in Santa Fe for his efforts
to support the local economy and food system through his close partnerships with the area’s farmers and
food purveyors.

“We are delighted that Chef Edgar was named one of Edible Santa Fe’s Local Heroes for 2018,” said
Gabor L. Vida, managing director of Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. “Since Chef Edgar arrived, he’s
found inspiration in the region’s produce and culinary history, and he has supported countless food
growers in and around Santa Fe. We are always proud of his work in the community and are overjoyed
that this esteemed publication has recognized him as the best chef in Santa Fe.”

Chef Edgar joined the Anasazi Restaurant, Bar and Lounge in 2015 and has created a food philosophy
rooted in the native culture and traditions in Santa Fe. The restaurant’s menus fuse old world techniques
with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating, and they are consistently changing and adapting to
reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients found in and around Santa Fe.

In fall 2017, readers of Edible Santa Fe nominated and voted for their favorite restaurants, chefs, food
artisans, food growers and advocates in 23 different categories. The winners of each category will be
celebrated at a special awards ceremony on March 4, and they will also be spotlighted in issues of Edible
Santa Fe throughout 2018.

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. 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.

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