The freshest evidence the trend is gaining traction comes from Haak Vineyards & Winery in Santa Fe.
While Haak, 6310 Ave. T, is popular for the wine it produces, it’s now stepping up its culinary offerings in a big way, hiring Chef Mary Bass.
Bass, a culinary art instructor at Alvin Community College and also owner of successful pastry company Viva La Cake Balls, will prepare farm-to-table meals using produce and foods from Santa Fe vendors.
Bass will prepare the meals for visitors at the winery’s events.
“Chef Mary Bass brings a new and fresh perspective to our winery,” owner and winemaker Raymond Haak said. “Offering visitors great meals makes their time at the winery a well-rounded one. Chef Bass’s ability to pair wine with food is really going to bring revived life to our kitchen, and we’re thrilled about everything she has in store.”
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