Meet Liz Gallery and Chris Bethoney
We are thrilled to announce that Liz Gallery has been appointed Culinary Director and Chris Bethoney has been promoted to Head Chef. Together with the rest of our Culinary Leadership Team, whose members have been at Los Poblanos for between 4 and 14 years, we are grateful to have such a talented and dedicated group of individuals who continue to shape Rio Grande Valley Cuisine at Los Poblanos.
Campo, meaning field in Spanish, reflects our dedication to organic farming, both in our own fields and within our local food shed. As our talented culinary team imagines new menus and sources ingredients, the underlying mission is to stay close to home. On the farm, this means our culinary and farm teams work together each season and create plans to grow heirloom, organic produce.
Spice Up Your Favorite Dishes
As the weather is cooling off, it's time to heat things up with our amazing Los Poblanos Hot Sauce. A favorite of our guests and employees, you will find the Los Poblanos Hot Sauce in every office and on every table around the farm. Hand-crafted by the Campo culinary team using organic hot peppers grown on the farm, this small-batch hot sauce is as good as it gets.
Brunch at Campo always proves delicious, and the current menu is undeniably a treat. From the return of our mouthwatering Blue Corn Pancakes, paired with seasonal fruit and a decadent chocolate ganache, to the savory Brisket & Eggs with underground corn and a house-made barbecue sauce, our inventive breakfast favorites always delight. The Local Grains & Vegetable Salad is a beautiful medley of flavors that represent our state's agricultural bounty, with stunning, fresh ingredients harvested from our own farm and local agricultural partners.
Growing Herbs at Los Poblanos
Herbs. Just the word conjures up delightful associations of fragrance and flavor. With multiple uses across the culinary, beverage and wellness spectrum, a single herb or a blend of multiple essences can really make an experience sing. As we diversify and expand the ways herbs are incorporated in the kitchen, bar and spa, our farm team is increasing the quantity and variety of herbs grown around the farm. Thoughtful conversations between chefs, mixologists and estheticians allow creativity to begin in the farm fields and manifest in the many experiences available here at Los Poblanos. Each herb's potential is being explored and expanded.
Fall is just around the corner, and soon, farm stands will begin roasting green chile and infusing the air with its unmistakable, mouthwatering fragrance. This traditional New Mexican crop is beloved in many forms, but around here, our Green Chile Jam is at the top of our list. While we could be biased, Bon Appétit calls the addictive spread "sweet, spicy, smoky and floral - best spread on toasted sourdough."
We are delighted to share that Campo has been awarded the 2021 Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence." Making its debut in 1981, the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards Program has been championing excellence in restaurant wine lists for decades. The "Best of Award of Excellence" recognizes wine lists that display a significant vertical depth of top producers or substantial breadth across multiple wine growing regions. Typically offering 350 or more selections, Best of Award restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, and show a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team. Campo is one of only two restaurants in our state to be awarded this honor!
It's hard to believe we are halfway through this year already, and it's time to get a vacation on the calendar before any more time slips away. If you've been considering a visit to the farm, don't let any more time go by before booking your escape. Late August and early September are the perfect times to sneak in a trip as the weather is still warm and it still feels like summer here in the North Valley. Read on for our favorite ways to spend a few summer days on the farm.
As summer arrives, all the previous season's preparations culminate in a flurry of activity across the property. From preparing the fields and turning in cover crops to laying out rows in the fields for planting and laying drip tape for effective watering, our dedicated farmers have been preparing for the arrival of our favorite season. There's no doubt our beloved lavender fields get most of the attention as the plants begin to flower, but the farm is busy tending to even more than lavender. We're excited to share what else is going on during this special time of year.
Campo, meaning field in Spanish, reflects our dedication to organic farming, both in our own fields and within our local food shed. As our talented culinary team imagines new menus and sources ingredients, the underlying mission is to stay close to home. At home, this means our culinary and farm teams work together each season and create plans for growing heirloom, organic produce. This partnership supports our regenerative agricultural model and brings freshly harvested ingredients to your plate.