From left, Buffalo Thunder Food and Beverage Director Dan Daugherty, Pojoaque Pueblo Agriculture Department Director Frances Quintana, Buffalo Thunder Sales and Marketing Director Christine Windle and Chef Thomas Hartwell at a special unveiling Wednesday evening of the new menu at Red Sage. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Buffalo Thunder’s Red Sage Unveils New Menus, Chef De Cuisine And Partnership With Tewa Farms
Submitted by Carol A. Clark
SANTA FE – Red Sage, the fine dining new American Steakhouse at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, unveiled a new menu during a special event Wednesday evening at the restaurant.
The new menu includes colorful, New Mexican-inspired small plates, seasonal dishes and traditional favorites with a modern twist under direction of the restaurant’s new Chef de Cuisine Edgar Morales.
Morales took the reins of Red Sage this spring, following a nearly 20-year culinary career in Las Vegas, Nev. including stints at The Palazzo Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and Bernard’s Bistro at Lake Las Vegas.
New Chef De Cuisine Edgar Morales greets guests at Wednesday’s special event in the Red Sage at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Taking a modern approach to traditional, New Mexican-inspired cuisine, Morales’ new signature menu items at Red Sage include:
Small Plates & Starters
- Roasted Peppers – salted shisito peppers, shaved radishes and lemon oil
- Pork Belly – posole stew, red onions, shaved radish and achiote demi
- Chicken Chop – warm potato salad, leeks, sorel, mustard demi and salted pepitas
- Summer Risotto – Al dente Arborio, edamame, heirloom tomatoes, asparagus and chive oil
- Durham Ranch Bison – a sustainably ranched bison tenderloin known for its tender and juicy body and sweet, rich flavor.
Following a new partnership with Tewa Farms, many Red Sage menu items feature locally-sourced seasonal ingredients from Tewa Farms. The local Pojoaque farm currently provides onions, basil, green chiles, jalapeños and chile pardon to the restaurant and resort.
An evening at Red Sage is made memorable with thoughtful cuisine and a dramatic ambiance featuring a wall-length fireplace, dramatic artwork, expansive glass-enclosed wine cellar and outdoor fire pits overlooking the turquoise pool waters and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Recently receiving The Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence, the restaurant’s extensive wine collection is under direction of Certified Level II Sommelier Laurie Catazone, who also serves at the restaurant manager.
During this year’s Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, Red Sage will present a five-course dinner featuring PlumpJack and CADE wineries Sept. 24. For more details, visit http://www.santafewineandchile.org/wine-dinners/.
The team behind Red Sage gathers for a photograph at Buffalo Thunder. Courtesy/Buffalo Thunder
Sommelier Laurie Catazone with Chef De Cuisine Edgar Morales. Courtesy/Buffalo Thunder
Food and wine pairings at Red Sage inside the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Courtesy photo
Food and wine pairings at Red Sage inside the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Courtesy/Buffalo Thunder
Burger and beer options at Red Sage inside the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Courtesy/Buffalo Thunder
About Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino offers one of Santa Fe’s most unique resort experiences located on the sovereign Native American land of the Pojoaque. Featuring traditional Pueblo architecture, the AAA Four Diamond resort is home to a world-renowned Native American art collection valued at over $2 million maintained by an in-house curator. Rich with amenities for all interests, the resort offers 27 holes of golf at Towa Golf Club, Pojoaque-influenced spa services at the Wo’ P’in destination spa, lavish indoor/outdoor pool complexes, world-class fine dining at Red Sage and opportunities to enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming and sought-after entertainment and events at the adjacent upscale casino. With 395 guest rooms and 66,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, the resort is the largest of its kind in Northern New Mexico. For more information, visit www.buffalothunderresort.com