Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Native American Chef Freddie Bitsoie Takes Over Santa Fe’s Anasazi Restaurant For Seven-Course Feast

On May 21st, 2022, in celebration of the first annual SantaFe Literary Festival, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is hosting Chef Freddie Bitsoie for a one-night-only dinner at the hotel’s beloved Anasazi Restaurant.

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi’s Anasazi Restaurant will be the site of Freddie Bitsoie’s Native … [+] American dinner on May 21st.

Douglas Merriam

While the literary festival was designed to highlight Santa Fe’s rich storytelling tradition, this unique dinner will tell the story of Native American food traditions through the lens of a beloved Diné (Navajo) chef. Bitsoie, formerly Executive Chef of The Mitsitam Native Foods Café (the restaurant of The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC), is the owner of FJBits Concepts, a firm that specializes in Native American food ways and also a highly regarded food and culture educator.

The literary festival will run from May 20-23 and feature Joy Harjo, the first Native American US Poet Laureate; Buddhist teacher, social activist, author, and founder of Upaya Zen Center Roshi Joan Halifax, writer and MacArthur Fellow Sandra Cisneros, and the legendary Margaret Atwood.

Bitsoie’s dinner on May 21st will highlight local and regional ingredients, including a trio of corn — featuring corn broth Navajo corn cake, hominy salad, and juniper-marinated seared halibut with corn sauce and sautéed zucchini, along with a piñón chocolate torte with agave red chili sauce.

Held at the Anasazi Restaurant in the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, the dinner will be attended by several local authors, including Game of Thrones author George RR Martin and novelist and journalist Douglas Preston.

Reservations for this exclusive seven course prix fixed menu are priced at $395 per person, plus tax and service. Call 505-988-3030 to inquire.

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