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The Inn and Spa at Loretto Sends Chef Marc Quiñones to Texas in Partnership with Precept Gruet Winery and Central Market Cooking School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 15, 2015, 2015; Santa Fe, New Mexico:  Santa Fe’s award-winning Luminaria Restaurant at the iconic Inn and Spa at Loretto, A Destination Hotel, will be sending Executive Chef Marc Quiñones to Texas in August as part of a partnership with Precept Gruet Winery and Central Market Cooking School, which will host its 19th annual Hatch Chile Festival this year. Quiñones will be creating dishes at five demonstrations that all feature the renowned dish of New Mexico: Green Chile. The dishes made for New Mexico’s neighbors will also be featured on the Luminaria menu for a limited time and include Green Chile Shrimp & Chorizo, Green Chile Duck Confit Egg Rolls, and Green Chile Sorbet.

“There is a lot of synergy between the style of cooking popular in Northern New Mexico and the style in Texas,” said Quiñones. “I’m looking forward to bringing some of the heat of our Chiles to our Texas neighbors, and to show off some of the flavors of Santa Fe – all perfectly complemented by the award-winning New Mexico grapes of Precept Gruet Winery.”

The dates and Central Market locations of Chef Quiñones’ visit include:

8/10/15: San Antonio

8/11/15: Houston

8/12/15: Ft. Worth

8/13/15: Plano

8/14/15: Southlake

Chef Quiñones’ menu will include:


Green Chile Garlic Shrimp & Chorizo

Chorizo Infused Butter Sauce + Toasty Bread




Strawberries + Cheddar + Sourdough Croutons Green Chile & Maple Vinaigrette



Habanero Duck Confit Egg Rolls

Green Chile Lo-Mein + Peanut Crumble + Umami Sauce



Green Chile Agave Sorbet


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More Green Chile will be on the menu this fall when Quiñones enters the Santa Fe Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown competition for the second year in a row. (Voting begins August 1, 2015 with the final competition being held in Santa Fe on September 10, 2015. Please find more information at The Inn and Spa at Loretto’s Living Room bar will feature Chef Quiñones’ masterpiece Green Chile Cheeseburger along with nightly offerings including games, live music, pop-up galleries, and a new fire pit.

For press inquiries, contact:

Jennifer Hinsley
JLH Media
505 603 8643

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