Side Dish, April 10, 2019
Terra Verde Organic Grand Opening
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11; 851 W. San Mateo Road
Santa Fe’s new juicery-meets-smoothie bar-meets-coffeehouse will serve free bites and smoothie tastings and showcase its local grab ’n’ go offerings during its grand opening celebration. Join the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce at noon for the official ribbon-cutting.
More info: facebook.com/events/344411139755813
April Cask N Curry
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 11; Second Street Brewery, 1814 Second St.
In this monthly affair, the original Second Street Brewery location taps a special cask-aged ale and pairs it with an Indian curry-inspired menu.
More info: facebook.com/events/385706712263283
La Boca Spring Wine Dinner
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11; La Boca, 72 W. Marcy St.; $125
La Boca’s spring wine dinner will feature five courses of seasonal fare from chef James Campbell Caruso paired with Galicia wines presented by guest sommelier Jason Romero of Favorite Brands and José Pastor.
More info (and menu): facebook.com/events/1613902678712999
Pints for Parkinson’s at Second Street Brewery
11 a.m. to close Saturday, April 13; all three Second Street Brewery locations: 1814 Second St., 1607 Paseo de Peralta, No. 10, and 2920 Rufina St.
Drink beer, grab grub and support the work to find a cure during this event benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
More info: facebook.com/events/332933487347206
Alto Spring Small Plate Dinner
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20; Leaf & Hive Brew Lab, 1208 Mercantile Road, Suite A; $125 or $200 per couple
Here’s something different for 4/20: Some 15 courses will be paired with Leaf and Hive Brew Lab’s housemade honeybrew during this hemp/CBD pop-up dinner. Dishes include inventive takes on corn dashi, lavender parsnips, ginger yuzu sorbet, Laotian mole and hemp salad.
More info: eventbrite.com/e/alto-spring-small-plate-dinner-tickets-58660102947
If you haven’t made your Easter reservations, it’s time to, ahem, hop on it. Here are just some of the local places offering special meals:
u Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21, $95 for adults and $47.50 for children. Chef Kai Autenreith presents a prix fixe menu of regionally influenced dishes including chilaquiles, Mexican-style shrimp cocktail, grilled Scottish salmon, a paella station and quiche. Call 505-946-5800 or visit fourseasons.com/santafe/dining/restaurants/terra.
u Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21, $45 for adults and $18 for children. The grand buffet features brunch classics, a carving station and sweets display, and a special kids table. Peeps included! Call 505-995-4570.
u Luminaria, 5 to 9 p.m. April 21, $80. Spring is king on this Easter dinner menu, including choices such as minted pea soup, king crab on the half shell, seared salmon and chile-rubbed filet. Visit hotelloretto.com.
u Eloisa Restaurant, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 21, $75, with optional $35 wine pairing. Easter classics get an upgrade in this prix fixe menu with options including deviled eggs with arugula chiffonade and Spanish paprika, New Mexico high country lamb chops and the “world’s best carrot cake.” Call 505-982-0883.
u Julia — A Spirited Restaurant & Bar, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $75 for adults, $39 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and under. This elaborate brunch buffet includes New Mexico leg of lamb, honey-glazed ham, a seafood display, half a dozen sides and a selection of Easter desserts. Call 505-954-9670.
The New Mexican