Monday, February 28, 2011

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Back in Santa Fe

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, now in the midst of a national tour culminating in August at the renowned Jacob's Pillow, will be stopping through Santa Fe for two nights.  Guests of The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn will want to get tickets for one of these mind-blowing performances taking place at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on March 11 and 12. 

To celebrate their 15th anniversary season, the mixed repertory program will debut two new pieces from master choreographers Jiri Kylian and Nicolo Fonte in what promises to be an exhilerating performance.

Says Pulitzer prize winning dance critic Sarah Kaufman of The Washington Post:  “Took hold of your heart and never let go - it still gives me chills.”  I feel the same way every time I see this innovative and talented young company.

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
March 11 and 12
Ticket Prices $20-$72

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 505.988.1234

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Music Man, Not in River City, But Right Here in Santa Fe!

Looking for some uplifting entertainment while in Santa Fe?  Whether you are a guest at The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn or not, you will want to order your tickets now for "The Music Man", one of Broadway's most popular musicals. The production will be presented at The Lensic Performing Arts Center for one show only, at 3pm on Sunday, March 6.

The show became a major Broadway hit in 1957, winning a total of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, running for 1,375 performances.

"The Music Man" will be performed by Windwood theatricals, an enterprise that has produced popular hits on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the United States.  Their Santa Fe production of "Cabaret" in 2010 was a big success, so there will no doubt be a strong demand for their 2011 production  of "The Music Man".

Ticket prices range from $20-$72.
Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 505.988.1234

Monday, February 21, 2011

Through the Looking Glass with Button Wagon

Here is some off-the-wall entertainment for guests of The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn and Santa Fe locals looking for a mind-bending experience.  Let your imagination run wild with an evening of surreal entertainment by contortionist/illusionist performers Ember Bria and Matt McCorkle.  The duo, known as Button Wagon, makes use of over-sized props (a three-foot-long sewing needles, a spool of thread large enough to fit a person, a button as big as an x-large pizza and, last but not least, a four foot tall rabbit made of sewn burlap), mime, magic tricks and contortionist moves to tell a fantastical tale.  This circus/theater performance is a delight to audiences of all ages.

After a six month international tour, Button Wagon will perform in Santa Fe at the Railyard Performance Center on February 25 and 26 at 7:30pm.

Tickets to be sold at the door.  General Admission is $15.  Students and Seniors $12. 
Children 12 and under $8.

Railyard Performance Center
1611 Paseo de Peralta



Saturday, February 19, 2011

Jazz Meets the Classics

The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn is a home away from home for both classical and jazz musicians coming to Santa Fe throughout the year.  This Sunday, guests and locals alike will be treated to a bit of both musical styles when the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra brings 'Jazz Meets the Classics' to the Lensic Performing Arts Center

The program unites the Santa Fe Symphony with Grammy Award Winner Danilo Perez and his Trio for an evening of works by Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin and Perez's own rendition of works by Rachmaninov.  With his unique blend of Pan-American jazz, integrating the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music, Perez is viewed as one of the most important and exciting musicians performing today.  In fact, he was awarded the 2009 Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Latino Center for his contribution to American culture.

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM
February 20, 2011

Tickets for the concert range in price from $20 -$70.
Children ages 6-14 are half price when accompanied by an adult. 
For tickets call the Lensic Box Office at 505.988.1234 or online at

For a real treat, plan to join in the celebration immediately following the concert.  The event, "Club Symphony" will take place at La Posada, is a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Symphony's Jazz Meets the Classics Concerts Initiative.  There will be delicious food, dancing and music (jazz, of course!) and the opportunity to meet Danilo Perez himself.  Tickets for this event are $125.  For more information on "Club Symphony", please call 505.983.3530.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Santa Fe's Best New Restaurant

The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn attracts many foodies who follow the Santa Fe food scene very closely.  The latest hot spot is Koi Restaurant, recently selected by "Local Flavor Magazine" as The Best New Restaurant in Santa Fe, offering discerning diners a feast for the senses.  Innovative Euro-Asian fare served in small portions, along the lines of a tapas bar, allows you to sample from a tantalizing menu including: Grilled calamari with grapefruit, cilantro pesto & kimchi aioli; fresh-from-the-sea sashimi; Duck Two Ways - breast w/ red curry, sausage w/ celery root hash; and the superb Berkshire Kalua pork spring rolls with banana curry.  The menu changes following the seasons so you can go back again and again without ever tiring of the selections.

The restaurant is situated on the third floor of a building just about one block from the Plaza.  With stunning panoramic views,  Koi is an ideal place to go to watch one of Santa Fe's glorious sunsets while enjoying a drink and appetizer.  This establishmente is also a good pick if you are looking for inspired and beautifully-presented cuisine in a calm environment.  The chef will also, with advance notice, prepare a totally vegan meal.  

After the dinner hour the scene changes to a vibrant bar scene.  Located one block from the Plaza, Koi is also a great choice for those attending a function at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, just around the corner.

Koi Restaurant 
125 W. Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
Serving Dinner from 5pm-closing

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Roses + Champagne + Chocolate = Romantic Bliss

What better time to take advantage of the Romance Packages of The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn than now?  Wow your sweetheart with two nights of lodging - perhaps in a king bed/fireplace suite, with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in your room and a decadent spa experience at Absolute Nirvana.  There are two packages to choose from:  The Romance Package or the Deluxe Romance Package, both sure to kindle love and passion this Valentine's Weekend.

Our Romance Package includes a couples massage followed by a romantic fireside rose petal bath as you nibble on tropical fruits and homemade chocolate truffles.

For the ultimate experience, try the Deluxe Romance Package - rejuvenate both body and soul with a memorable two hours of massage, exfoliation, masque and steam, ending with a luxuriating soak in a sea of rose petals. 

Both packages include full breakfast each morning and an evening wine & appetizer hour.  Prices start at $539.

To book your weekend of bliss, call us at 888.321.5123.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Week Dinner Deal

Here is an extraordinary dining deal I want to share with all of our guests at The Madeleine Bed and Breakfast Inn.  Now through February 15, 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar is serving a three course dinner for only $18!  One would be hard-pressed to shop for all the ingredients of this meal for less money.  This intimate restaurant has been serving Santa Feans and visitors since 1995, featuring a menu of classic French cuisine.

The restaurant has received accolades from the likes of "Gourmet Magazine", "Wine Spectator" and "Bon Appetit". 

The $18 prix-fixe menu includes:

First Course:
Creamy Polenta with Tomato Coulis & Baby Arugula

Second Course:
Grilled Flat Iron Steak OR
Seared Prawn Skewer with club Fried & Baby Green

Third Course:
Lemon Bars with Chantilly Cream

Another option is the week's Specially Prepared Valentine's Day Dinner Menu.  The prix-fixe for this three course dinner is $42.  You will want to call ahead to make reservations as Santa Fe restaurants tend to very busy on Valentine's night.

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Incredible Lunch Special at Santa Cafe

While many guests of the Madeleine Bed and Breakfast Inn find our delicious breakfasts so filling they do not need lunch, there are plenty of others who are ready to eat again come mid-day.  This week the widely acclaimed Santacafe Restaurant has an incredible lunch special.  For a mere $10 you can choose from either a half Grilled Gruyere Cheese with Tomato and Roasted Sweet Pepper Sandwich OR a half Green Chile Meatloaf Sandwich.  Both sandwiches come with a cup of Cream of Mushroom Soup with Truffle Oil and a Salad of Baby Greens.

The food at Santacafe is top-notch and the setting is superb.  The restaurant is located just a few blocks from the Plaza in an historic 19th century adobe hacienda.  Small rooms, thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces make for a very intimate and relaxing dining experience.

This special is available from now until Friday, February 11th.

Santacafe Restaurant
231 Washington Street
Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Deals Galore at Sign of the Pampered Maiden

Guests of The Madeleine Bed and Breakfast Inn know that Santa Fe is noted for its particular style of dress - a mix of artsy bohemian, not too dressy, but definitely a unique style that is emulated all over the country.  Sign of the Pampered Maiden is a veritable Santa Fe institution, having been in business now for close to 40 years, where you can find just this sort of stylish attire.

They have fabulous dresses, tops, jeans and skirts, along with some of the coolest earrings around.  Besides this irrestistible collection, there is yet another reason to stop into this boutique, as they are in the midst of their Annual Winter Sale.  You will find deals galore, with winter goods priced at 30%-70% below retail. 

Another plus - the sales staff is made up of really warm and friendly women who will help you find just the right outfit for your shape and style.  If you are looking for something not found in your everyday large department store, this is the place to go.

Sign of the Pampered Maiden
123 West Water Street
Santa Fe, NM

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Such a Deal!

Guests at The Madeleine Bed and Breakfast Inn enjoy a hearty breakfast every morning, but come dinnertime, are always happy to hear about the dining deal of the week.  To celebrate their 15 years in business, Ristra Restaurant is offering any dinner entree on the menu for only $15 when you also order an appetizer.  This offer is valid seven days a week, now through February 10, 2011.

Simple and elegant in decor, Ristra's menu is a successful blend of French and Southwestern cuisine.  Appetizers range in price from $6-$19 and include a Butternut Squash Soup, Escargot, Foie Gras, Mediterranean Mussels (my personal favorite!), Tuna Tartare, Beef Carpaccio and more.  Entrees are priced from $19-$39 and include Crispy King Salmon, Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Achiote Grilled Elk Tendeloin, Veal Osso Buco, Grilled Rack of Lamb and more.

A lovely feature of this restaurant is that it is located in a historic Victorian so one has the feeling of dining at home while being served delicious food with great service.  And hey - no clean up afterward! 

Ristra Restaurant
548 Agua Fria
Santa Fe, NM