Celebrate our favorite time of the year
As the weather gets warmer and days get longer, our lovely lavender plants awaken again for another summer season. We look forward to the fields turning purple all year long, and eagerly watch as the plants begin to spike. In fact, lavender season makes us downright giddy here on the farm. And we couldn't be more excited to share all that we have to offer during this fabulous season.
Presenting another exciting Los Poblanos Dining Series culinary event
You may remember her from the last season of Top Chef. Now, we are excited to welcome Chef Nini Nguyen to Los Poblanos to showcase her talents here in the Rio Grande River Valley.
Global Influences on New Mexico Cuisine
While New Mexican cuisine is traditionally considered a marriage of Pueblo Native American, Hispanic Spanish and Mexican Cuisine, dig a little deeper and you'll find our cuisine has been influenced by a spectacular range of cultures and regions across Europe as people migrated and moved through our land.
Savour de Legumbres
Using fresh, Rio Grande River Valley harvested ingredients, this vegetable-forward menu invites you to experience a dinner creatively explores flavors in a refreshing new way. Included are offerings such as the fresh Cavatelli with Mushroom. This beautiful noodle is crafted in-house and is the foundation for this complex and richly comforting take on a classic dish. In the third course, roasted leeks and deconstructed and reassimilated with carrots and chimichurri into a stunning and tastey presentation. The beet, from root to leaf, is celebrated in the fifth course and is a striking dish that will intrigue the palate and satisfy the soul.
We're thrilled to announce we've redesigned our website and are excited to share it with you. While we had wonderful feedback around our old website, our business has expanded over the years to become much more dynamic. Our intention was to create an online space that mirrors the energy of the property today. We hope you love it as much as we do.
In an ongoing partnership with Hotel Emma, San Antonio's leading luxury boutique hotel located at the historic Pearl, we're thrilled to announce our lavender apothecary line will now be the bath amenity available in all of their rooms. Guests at Hotel Emma will be able to indulge in Los Poblanos bath amenities such as bath salts and lavender lotion.
"We are thrilled to join forces with such an amazing family-owned company," says Bill Petrella, President and General Manager at Hotel Emma. "Los Poblanos organic products and overall group are an excellent fit with our brand. We are committed to enhancing our guests' experience, and we hope they will love these new bath amenities as much as we do."
We are so excited to announce that Los Poblanos has been selected as a new member of HIP Hotels, a London-based collective of uniquely stylish properties across the world. Los Poblanos is the first property in New Mexico to be invited into this discerning collection of hotels, and is in great company with stunning properties across the world and close to home, including Colorado's Dunton Hot Springs and California's Post Ranch Inn.
Selected for our dedication to preserving our rich agricultural heritage and maintaining a strong sense of place while providing a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, we are thrilled to share our story with a new audience that holds our values in high regard.
Los Poblanos is featured on the HIP Hotels homepage today, click here to see the feature.
Lavender in the Village Festival is just around the corner! Find us there on July 7 from 9-5, across the street from the farm at the Agri-Nature Center. Come say hello at our Farm Shop tent and Education tent. The Farm Shop will be selling our artisanal lavender products, lemonade and doughnuts. Swing by the Education tent for talks from our incredible team, including Executive Chef Jonathan Perno, Garden and Landscape Manager Wes Brittenham and more.
Please note that Los Poblanos will be closed to the public for a private event the day of the festival, with exceptions for guests with Inn or Campo reservations.
Help us kick off our very favorite season of the year by joining us for any of these exciting upcoming events: Walks with Wes (farm tours with our amazing Garden and Landscape Manager and team), art and architecture tours, one of our many lavender distillations and educational experiences, yoga classes on our serene, beautiful property, lavender cocktails at Campo, a delectable lavender long table dinner or wine dinner and so much more. See you soon!
Lotus flowers and roses are two of our favorite botanicals growing here at Los Poblanos and are the inspiration behind our upcoming The Lotus & The Rose workshop on Saturday, August 5th. Join us for a full day of relaxation and learning surrounded by our beautiful gardens. Begin the morning with a sound healing meditation, led by Aimee Conlee, where you will practice breathing, light stretching, and relaxation techniques involving sound. Once you’re fully relaxed, take a leisurely stroll around the pond and though the rose gardens, where Christa Obuchowski will talk about the different types of roses and how their essential oils are utilized in aromatherapy and herbal medicine. The in-depth discussion will continue with a demonstration of the distillation process that Christa uses to extract the precious oils from the plants.