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Golden Fork Awards - The Best Of Food

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  • Best Menu That’s Never the Same: Farm & Table
  • Best Plating: Farm & Table
  • Best Restaurant: Farm & Table

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:31

New Mexico Magazine - May 2013

Cooking Up a Storm with New Mexico Magazine - Read the full article here. 

The James Beard Awards are the Oscars of the food world, and New Mexico’s top chefs have put the state on the national culinary map.

Jaye Wilkinson: Farm & Table, Albuquerque Looks like owner Cherie Montoya Austin made a good call on her second chef. Chef Jaye, a Santa Fe native, is a graduate of the Seattle Culinary Academy, the first in the country to have incorporated sustainability as a formal part of its curriculum. Wilkinson is making great seasonal meals nightly from the restaurant’s 1½-acre farm and other local sources. 8917 Fourth St. NW; (505) 503-7124;

Ka‘aimaina Ravey: Red Sage, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Pojoaque Chef Ka‘ai, a native of Hawaii, garnered raves for his simple but inventive cooking as the opening chef at Albuquerque’s Farm & Table. To further develop his career, he wanted to work in a larger venue, and seems to be settling in well at this Pojoaque Pueblo–owned resort with a creative American menu that includes touches from the Southwest and his island home. His slow-roasted pork belly with miso caramel sauce was among the top dishes I ate in 2012. 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Pojoaque; (505) 819-2056;

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Friday, 30 November 2012 17:00

Albuquerque the Magazine - December 2012

Farm & Table voted "Best New Restaurant" by Albuquerque the Magazine.

December 2012, page 173

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:00

Edible - November 2012

Edible Santa Fe Launches Their Annual Local Hero Awards

Farm & Table - Best Restaurant

Thanks to everyone who voted in this year’s Local Heroes poll. We appreciate your input, and knowing who you think are the champions of local food in Northern New Mexico. While we do our best to celebrate our local food heroes in every issue, these awards give our readers and community an opportunity to acknowledge the people on the ground doing the hard work.

This year, we have introduced a special award called the Olla, intended to recognize and encourage individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions in the realm of good food work in Northern New Mexico, and who are creating a more robust local food system. We invite you to join us in a special awards ceremony at 6pm during the Mixing Bowl Commercial Kitchen & Delicious New Mexico’s annual open house at the South Valley Economic Development Center on December 7, 2012.

And the winners are:

  • Farm - Skarsgard Farms & ARCA ORGANICS
  • Organization - Farm to Table
  • Food Artisan - Heidi's Raspberry Jam
  • Beverage Artisan - Marble - Brewmaster
  • Mobile Food - Harvest Truck
  • Restaurant - Farm & Table
  • Chef - Jonathan Perno, Executive chef, Los Poblanos La Merienda
  • Retailer - La Montanita Co-op
  • Olla Award - Patrick Staib, UNM Research Service-Learning Program Faculty & Sustainable Development Consultant

See full article here.

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Saturday, 30 June 2012 18:00

Local IQ - July 2012

Local iQ's Golden Fork Awards - Best Salad

Thursday, 12 July 2012
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Photo by Adria Malcolm
Foodies always know the best places to eat. And the biggest foodies are (logically) the ones who work in the food industry. With that in mind, Local iQ hand-picked some of the most knowledgeable food professionals (current or former) and foodies (including iQ columnists and staffers) in the Duke City for the premiere of the magazine’s  Golden Fork Awards.
We asked them to cast votes for their favorite dishes in town — from pizza and pasta to pancakes and Pad Thai. The answers we received were compiled, tabulated and resulted in a list of local dishes that, while obviously subjective in every manner, ended up working like an informal insider’s food guide to Albuquerque. Should you hold on to this issue and refer back to it when you’re looking for the best pho in town? Why not? Or, just dial up this story at Keyword: Golden Fork. Happy reading, happy eating.

Best Salad 
Tough category as there are many restaurants in town serving delicious salads, but edging out everyone is Farm & Table (though no specific salad was named in any of the answers). May we suggest the Orange Tarragon Roasted Beet?
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