On May 21, 2022, in celebration of SantaFe’s first annual Literary Festival, the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is hosting Chef Freddie Bitsooe for a one-night-only dinner at the hotel’s beloved Anasazi Restaurant.
While the Literary Festival was designed to showcase Santa Fe’s rich storytelling tradition, this unique dinner will tell the story of Native American culinary traditions through the lens of a beloved Diné (Navajo) chef. Bitsoie, former executive chef of Mitsitam Native Foods Café (the restaurant of the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC), is the owner of FJBits Concepts, a company that specializes in Native American food fads and is also a popular foodie. and cultural educator.
The literary festival will run May 20-23 and will feature Joy Harjo, America’s first Native American Poet Laureate; Roshi Joan Halifax, Buddhist teacher, social activist, author and founder of the Upaya Zen Center, Sandra Cisneros, writer and MacArthur scholar, and the legendary Margaret Atwood.
Bitsoie’s dinner on May 21 will showcase local and regional ingredients, including a corn trio – with corn broth, Navajo corn cake, hominy salad and juniper-marinated seared halibut with corn sauce and sautéed zucchini, as well as a piñón chocolate pie with red agave chili sauce.
Held at the Anasazi restaurant at the Anasazi’s Rosewood Inn, the dinner will bring together several local authors, including game of thrones author George RR Martin and novelist and journalist Douglas Preston.
Reservations for this exclusive course of seven Fixed price the menu is priced at $395 per person, plus taxes and service. Call 505-988-3030 to inquire.