Come Enjoy the Old, the Now and the New Tastes of Santa Fe
Celebrated Chef John Rivera Sedlar to Host Taste of Santa Fe 2010
(PRWEB) May 17, 2010 -- The Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) is presenting Taste of Santa Fe
2010, a two-day festival benefiting the New Mexico History Museum. The festival begins Friday, July 16th with
a Gala “Taste off” and ends Saturday, July 17th, with a Community Tasting event. Gala tickets start at $600 per
couple and tickets for the Community Taste event start at $25 for 12 tickets or $50 for VIP.
The Friday night Gala, hosted by Chef John Rivera Sedlar, will be held at the History Museum and will include a
5-star dinner, world class live and silent auction, and an exciting showdown between top New Mexico chefs.
Saturday’s community tasting event will take place outdoors at Santa Fe’s new Railyard Park and will feature 50
restaurants, adult wine garden, and light entertainment.
Chef John Rivera Sedlar, the event’s celebrity chef, is a Santa Fe native who literally wrote the book on Modern
Southwest Cuisine. His Rivera Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles celebrates Latin food in all its diverse
varieties, which opened at the beginning of 2009 to rave reviews and accolades. John Mariani of Esquire
Magazine recently named Rivera, “Best LA New Restaurant 2009.” Sedlar originally helped define Los Angeles
as a dining destination with his inspired cooking at Saint Estèphe, Bikini and Abiquiu.
Les Samuel, Chairmen of the Taste of Santa Fe says, “We are excited to put on our 13th year of Taste of Santa
Fe. It is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase the breathtaking city of Santa Fe and our amazing, local
culinary talent while raising money for the New Mexico History Museum. We hope this year’s festival will be the
Celebrating its 13th year in 2010, Taste of Santa Fe is an annual Fundraiser for the New Mexico History
Museum. So far, the two-day event has raised over $250,000 for the cause. Taste of Santa Fe is a voluntary,
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