Lunch for Two. Includes:
- Choice of one menu Item from Santa Fe tacos and soup section per person
- Choice of one menu item from salads and entrees section per person
- One non-alcoholic drink per person
Dinner for Two. Includes:
- Choice of salad or appetizer per person
- Choice of entree per person
- Choice of one dessert (to share)
- One glass of wine per person (sommelier’s selection)
At Terra, Chef Kai Autenrieth's hands aren't just callused from years of cooking everywhere from Australia to Tanzania, but also because he does his own weeding in the vegetable and herb garden out back. This is just one example of his attention to detail that's won his food—seasonal New Mexican cuisine—praise from local and national press. Read on to learn more:
- Starter: roasted rainbow cauliflower gratin with house-cured lamb speck, manchego and chives
- Entree: beef short rib with green chile polenta, baby spinach, cured cherry tomato, and agave glaze
- Side: green-chile-and-chorizo mac 'n' cheese
- Dessert: tres leches mousse with ginger cake, caramel sauce, buñuelos, and blackberry hibiscus sorbet
Where to Sit: Request a table with a view of the sunset, as the hotel's on 57 acres with unspoiled views of the Sangre de Cristo foothills.
- The dress code is smart casual.
- Much of the menu can be prepared gluten-free.
The Chef's Table
The chef is very hands-on at Terra, and that includes instructing his guests in the kitchen. Those who book the Chef's Table begin the meal with drinks and appetizers at the garden behind the restaurant. Then up to 10 guests help prepare courses such as summer-squash soup and homemade fettuccine, and they'll need to work up an appetite, because eight courses are served. Chef Autenrieth also arranges getaways with guests to the Santa Fe Farmers Market, where they buy ingredients for the meal they'll prepare together.
- "They use a briquette grill and the result are tastes that will linger on your mind for weeks after you leave the restaurant." — travel blog We Blog the World
- "Don’t hold back on dessert --- the dark chocolate soufflé, served with a green chile cream, strikes the right balance between airy crust and gooey chocolate core." — Gayot
- "Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado enchants guests with panoramic views and artful twists on Southwestern cuisine." — Tourism Santa Fe