Sunrise Springs Spa Resort has announced the appointment of Rocky Durham as executive chef overseeing all food and beverage on-property. Durham draws on his Santa Fe upbringing and international culinary experience to prepare ingredient-driven dishes and a wealth of nourishing, healthy choices for the resort’s all-inclusive guests and visiting diners alike.
Durham, a fiercely proud New Mexican and lifelong culinarian, meticulously sources vibrant local ingredients for bountiful compositions in his New American West menus including herbs and vegetables from the on-site garden, and sister property Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs’ two-acre farm. He looks forward to cultivating the well-known “three sisters” of corn, beans and squash to reflect the area’s ancient cultural heritage.
On Sunday, October 30, Durham introduced weekly Sunday brunch from 11am to 2pm for guests, visitors to Santa Fe and the local community, offering playful takes on classics such as Southwestern Benedict with Blue Corn Crepes, House-Cured Guajillo Bacon, Poached Egg and Roasted Tomatillo Hollandaise and Vegetable Latkes with Smoked Trout Rillettes and Horseradish Crème Fraîche.
“With a deep connection to Santa Fe and a dedication to pristine ingredients and inventive preparations, we are very pleased to welcome Chef Rocky Durham to our team,” said Andy Scott, founder of Sunrise Springs Spa Resort. “We look forward to working with Rocky to develop the Blue Heron Restaurant as a destination for our guests, local Santa Fe residents and visitors to our area.”
BLUE HERON RESTAURANT HOURS
By reservation only. Please call 877-977-8212.
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 6-8p; Friday + Saturday: 6-9p
Sunday Brunch: 11a – 2p
About Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
The only destination spa in enchanting Santa Fe, N.M., the new Sunrise Springs Spa Resort is a tranquil natural springs sanctuary that has been a source of rejuvenation for centuries, weaving ancient wisdom and healing traditions with modern wellness. At the heart of the resort’s 70 acres is a sacred Medicine Wheel surrounded by 20 spacious casitas and 32 guest rooms; the new Ojitos, open-air soaking experience; a spa; a greenhouse; yoga, fitness and expressive arts studios; puppy studio and chicken coop; and two restaurants serving nourishing farm-fresh cuisine. A passionate team of credentialed wellness professionals and Thrive Guides empower guests to forge their individual path to harmony amongst the four aspects of wellbeing: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. All-inclusive packages range from rejuvenating day escapes to multi-day transformative experiences. Guests can also visit the nearby historic sister property, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa just north of Santa Fe.
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, 242 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe
main: 505-780-8145 + reservation: 877-977-8212
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