Los Poblanos is proud to be working with the Southwest Grain Collaborative (SGC) to support a renewed grain infrastructure for New Mexico and revive traditional heirloom grains through regenerative organic farming. We are excited to offer a collection of heritage grains, now online and in our retail spaces.
We are thrilled to share two new gins developed by our team of farmers, gardeners, herbalists, distillers and mixologists expressing the flavors of Los Poblanos’ historic farm and gardens, and the essence of the Rio Grande Valley. Our western-dry style gin was born by studying and sampling the wide variety of flowers, herbs and native plants that thrive on our small organic farm. This unique blend of 16 botanicals includes piñon resin, rose, violet, hawthorn and chamomile.
Fruit trees are integrated throughout the landscape at Los Poblanos. We grow a wide variety, each with a distinct season and individual flavor. The farm team meets regularly with the culinary team, and much of what we plant reflects direct requests from chefs, bakers and others who help us to develop a farm that supports the diversity of Los Poblanos. From the mulberry syrup in your cocktail, to a plum tart in the restaurant and the blossoms and branches that adorn our public spaces, fruit trees enliven every season on the farm. Some are hardy and reliable, while others have challenges that can lead to bounty or failure.
Capturing the taste of summer
Lavender lemonade is a longstanding summer favorite at Los Poblanos. After a hot day in the fields or an afternoon bike ride, there’s nothing more refreshing. For many years we made our lemonade in small batches from a family recipe, cold-steeping culinary lavender in fresh-squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor, serving for special occasions and sharing with lodging and dining guests.
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Ranchlands, an agricultural business focused on the conservation of ranch lands in Southern Colorado that incorporates hospitality, craftsmanship, consulting and ecotourism initiatives. Our two properties share many of the same values around regenerative farming and supporting the local food economy. The team from Zapata Ranch will be visiting Los Poblanos for a conversation on Sustainable Ranching and Land Conservation on August 10th as part of our Dr. Armin Rembe Lecture Series, and a Dinner with Guest Chef Ivan Guillen on August 12th.
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.