John and Julie at Geronimo, Santa Fe

Linda and Chris, La Posada de Santa FeWe ate Christmas dinner at Geronimo late yesterday afternoon. Like Ristra, Geronimo’s kitchen produces copious, inventive dishes that blend many flavors including, of course, Southwestern tastes. The wine list was good (for my tastes, anyway), and not overwhelming (though I’ll bet a ‘special’ list lurks somewhere).

The hardest task, at least for John, was choosing from the many (perhaps 20 in all) dishes on the prix fixe menu. I think it’s fair to say we were all delighted, and the consensus was that we enjoyed our meals more, perhaps than even we had at the very nice Ristra the previous evening.

After dinner, we retired to La Posada, where the family was kind enough to prop me up in a chair by the fire while they played a furious card game called Phase 10 – when the dust had settled, only a few points separated winner from 3rd place, not uncommon in this competitive group. For the occasion, I ordered a local discovery, a bottle of Gruet Blanc de Noirs – a New Mexico-made sparkling wine – which is light and very dry, reminding me a little of Hans Kornell’s ‘Sehr Trochen,’ which Linda and I enjoyed as young marrieds. A loud, crackling fire of piñon wood capped the warm evening scene…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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One Response to Geronimo!

  1. Michael says:

    Hi there,
    I’m the waiter in the background.! 🙂 lol

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