Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Green Drinks at Bishop's Lodge! Featuring Guest Speaker Holly Roach of Green Production Resource!

July 23rd!

Green Drinks and the Santa Fe Alliance are inviting the community, especially those of you in the film industry and local business owners, to a special Green Drinks Pool Party at Bishop’s Lodge Resort & Spa in Santa Fe for an organic and fun summer event you won’t forget.

Guest speaker Holly Roach is the owner of Green Production Resource, a business she created to “supply knowledge, products and equipment to lessen the impact of film and event production on the planet” and specifically in New Mexico. We also hope to introduce the film industry folks to Santa Fe’s local business owners and community that can help supply them with their film location needs.

Bishop’s Lodge has preserved the history and the property that was founded in 1853 by a young French missionary priest, Jean Baptiste Lamy. The Lodge’s seasonal rituals and sustainability measures are dedicated to preserving the heritage, beauty and traditions of that land and our planet. Learn more at the pre-Green Drinks tour of the grounds of Bishop’s Lodge featuring their water reclamation and treatment system that has been in place for around 50 years. This closed-loop, recycled water system includes waterfalls and fish-ponds.

An heirloom garden was recently planted—a cross-section of tomatoes, squash, corn, herbs and more, bringing back the seeds made famous in the 1916 World Fair. Visit the fruit orchards—apricot, apple, plum, walnut, crabapple—with the rarest, heirloom cuttings that were brought over from France in the 1890’s. Check out the new vineyard with cuttings from a 100-year old vine.

Speaking of wine, cocktail hour will begin at 6:30, and Bishop’s Lodge will offer their own label of wines, a selection of locally brewed beers, their infused vodkas and more. At 7:00 pm, we begin with a brief presentation from Santa Fe Alliance, Bishop’s Lodge and guest speaker Holly Roach. Chef Carmen Rodriguez is dedicated to supporting local growers and is a proud participant of the SF Alliance’s Farm to Restaurant project. He will share a sampling of freshly prepared appetizers and will create a special Green Drinks menu that folks can order from, cooked right there by the pool. Or head up to the terrace and enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal from Las Fuentes Restaurant. (See menu below)

Entrance is free but the drinks, food and tips are not covered, so please plan on supporting Bishop’s Lodge wonderful hospitality. To make reservations for the dinner at Las Fuentes, please call 983-6377.

James Maldonado Trio, a funky jazz trio, will be playing from 6-9.

The Santa Fe Alliance is a non-profit membership organization devoted to building a strong, local, living economy, which ensures that economic power resides locally and sustains vibrant, livable communities and healthy ecosystems.

Green Drinks is a grassroots phenomenon occurring in more that 615 cities worldwide where sustainability minded folks get together to mingle and have a drink. Our mission is to create community among environmentally minded people, establish a forum for learning about developing green topics and to inspire each other to live as lightly on the planet as possible.

Bishop’s Lodge Resort & Spa is provides lodging, spa facilities, first-class dining, horseback riding, and special events, even Green Weddings! Check out their website at

Green Drinks passed app menu at the pool

Smoke Artichoke Mousse on toasted rye cracker
Tequila Cured Salmon on open face fortune cookie
Talus wind Lamb Skewer with red chile honey glaze
Artisan cheese platter
Vegetable Platter with Green Chile Yogurt Ranch Dip

3 Course Dinners at Las Fuentes
First Course
Roasted Beet Carpaccio with Organic Arugula and Radish Sprouts
Reduced Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Second Course
Choice of
Red Chile Honey Glazed Leg of Lamb
Farmers market potato gratin and Calabacitas


Local Mushroom Napoleon
Blackened Onion Reduction and Sautéed Bok Choy


Mexican Chocolate Tostada
$19.95 per person (tax and gratuity NOT included)

WHO: Green Drinks and the Santa Fe Alliance
WHAT: Green Drinks Pool Party at Bishop’s Lodge
WHEN: July 23, Friday 5:30 Tour, 6:30 Drinks, 7:00 Presentation
WHERE: Bishop’s Lodge Resort & Spa, 1297 Bishop’s Lodge Road, By the pool
COST: Free entrance. Money for bar, food and tips are required.
To make reservations for the dinner at Las Fuentes, please call 983-6377.
HOW: Get a designated driver and come on down! Call 989-5362 for questions.