Chef Hosea Rosenberg may keep his promise of debuting his highly anticipated Santo Boulder before the end of the October. But hardcore fans of his three-year old butcher shop and restaurant Blackbelly Market can sample their first tastes of Santo’s farm-to-table, northern New Mexico soul food menu even earlier in the month.
The charity event enlisted a host of other local restaurants, including Motomaki, BRU and Arcana and the night will feature an open bar, small plates, a silent auction and live music. While Blackbelly remains the marquee draw for food fans, the chef has announced the event will give Santo the opportunity to debut some first bites.
Located at the corner of Alpine Avenue and Broadway inside the former, distinctive shallow-pitched roof home of Scott’s on Alpine, the Santo menu will draw on Rosenberg’s New Mexico roots. The space has been designed by Alan Ortiz around a central bar and decor accents like wooden holy saint sculptures and hanging chile ristras. When the restaurant opens daily for lunch and dinner, dishes such as queso fundido, a whole oven-roasted rainbow trout and New Mexican stacked blue corn enchiladas topped with red or hatch green chilis, or in a Christmas-style combination of both make the menu.