90 Years of Blooms: The Rose Greely Garden

Rose Greely Garden

Amid the bright blooms of late spring, we reflect on the 90 years of history preserved in the prolific gardens of Los Poblanos.

Posted: 9 May, 2024 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation, Farm Life

90 years of Los Poblanos: the historic hacienda

Albert Simms in the Hacienda Courtyard

Nestled in an original, historic home designed by the father of Santa Fe style,  the Hacienda Spa is an intimate space that encourages a sensory spa experience. With over 90 years of history, this important structure has been home to three families and opened its doors to countless guests.  

Posted: 4 Apr, 2024 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

A Visit to (and from) Martin Woods Winery

Martin Woods Winery Sign

Our team of chefs and sommeliers have been long-time fans of Martin Woods Winery, and Evan Martin, winemaker/vigneron of Martin Woods has strong ties to New Mexico. Campo regulars will be familiar with some of these special Willamette Valley wines on our menu, and we have enjoyed building a relationship with Evan over the years. His approach to wine-making is built on the same respect for the land and sustainable practices that drive our mission at Los Poblanos. 

In anticipation of our upcoming long-table dinner and wine seminar featuring Martin Woods wines, a team of our chefs and sommeliers traveled to Oregon in January to explore Evan's cellar, visit the vineyards and collaborate on ideas for a one-of-a-kind menu. Head Chef, Chris Bethoney, Director of Wine and Spirits, Dylan Storment, Head Sommelier, Graham Unverzagt and Lead Event Cook, Tom Hudgens have created an inspired menu blending Rio Grande Valley Cuisine with the distinct flavors of Oregon for a uniquely place-based dining experience.

Posted: 4 Mar, 2024 Filed Under: Rio Grande Valley Cuisine, People of LP

Chef Chris Bethoney recognized as James Beard Awards semifinalist

Head Chef Chris Bethoney, James Beard semifinalist from Campo at Los Poblanos

We are incredibly proud of our Head Chef Chris Bethoney for his recognition as a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for the 2024 Best Chef in the Southwest award.  

Chris has played an integral role in shaping Campo’s Rio Grande Valley Cuisine alongside a dynamic team of chefs, farmers and gardeners. He is a skilled collaborator, working with our butchery, bakery and craft distillery, artisan product development team, farmers and gardeners, and building relationships with growers and herders across New Mexico – all while leading and mentoring his team on a daily basis to deliver an incredible dining experience.

Chris was the opening Sous Chef of Los Poblanos’ onside restaurant, Campo, in 2017 and has been the Head Chef since 2022.  He and his team do things the hard way, the slow way – from cutting handmade pasta with guitar strings to mentoring anyone who wants to grind and nixtamalize corn – sous chefs, line cooks and dishwashers – to committing to an entire harvest of blackberries from a small local farm.

The James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards recognize talent and achievement in the culinary arts, hospitality, media, and broader food system, as well as a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability, and a culture where all can thrive.

We are honored to have our culinary team included on this list of exceptional individuals (including six in New Mexico!) from across the country. Learn more about our culinary team.

Posted: 1 Feb, 2024 Filed Under: Rio Grande Valley Cuisine, People of LP

Celebrating the Legacy of John Gaw Meem

old portrait of John Gaw Meem

Each November we pause and reflect on the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in the storied history of Los Poblanos: John Gaw Meem, the renowned architect behind Los Poblanos Ranch and the La Quinta Cultural Center. Meem, born on November 17, 1894, is widely considered New Mexico's greatest architect of the 20th century. Throughout his long, successful career, Meem worked on countless projects and collaborated with many leading figures in the Southwest including Ruth and Albert Simms, the owners of Los Poblanos in the 1930s.

Posted: 14 Nov, 2023 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

Q&A with Violet Jones, Pastry Sous Chef

A pastry chef laminating heritage grain puff pastry dough in the Los Poblanos bakery.

We asked our pastry sous chef, Violet Jones, to share some helpful tips for home bakers using heirloom grains.

Posted: 19 Oct, 2023 Filed Under: Rio Grande Valley Cuisine, People of LP, Recipes

Q&A with Graham Unverzagt, Head Sommelier

portrait of campo assistant sommelier graham

Congratulations to Graham, for recently achieving Level 3 Award from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. This advanced level qualification from one of the most highly regarded certifying organizations recognizes his exceptional skill level and deep understanding of grape growing, winemaking, theory and tasting. If you have dined at Campo, you probably know his upbeat, approachable style and perfect pairings. 

Posted: 4 May, 2023 Filed Under: People of LP

Recognizing Creative Women of Los Poblanos

lavender field

Over the past 100 years, a series of remarkable women have left a lasting mark on our historic property. From the bakery to the finance office to the fields, women continue to play an integral part of the story of Los Poblanos. We're pleased to introduce three women who's creativity drives our distillation and cocktail program. 

Posted: 29 Mar, 2023 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

Meet Liz Gallery, Culinary Director

image of liz gallery, culinary director

Liz Gallery was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She started her career in the front of the house, and after realizing her passion for restaurants and cooking, she took to the kitchen. Chef Gallery pursued classical training in the culinary arts through apprenticeships with admired chefs including Chef Champe Speidel, Gracie’s, in Providence Rhode Island and Chef Pauly Santee, Rococo, in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Posted: 19 Jul, 2022 Filed Under: People of LP

Welcoming New Leadership for a Longstanding Team

chef liz gallery and chef chris bethoney

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.   

Posted: 24 Jun, 2022 Filed Under: Rio Grande Valley Cuisine, People of LP