Excerpted from Holly Arnold Kinney’s “The Fort Restaurant Cookbook.”
The Mountain Man toast was a favorite of The Fort’s founder, Sam Arnold. To this day, we carry on the tradition he started by encouraging its recitation at every opportunity! On just about any evening at The Fort, you will hear it, getting louder as the toast progresses and those gathered around the table get more involved. The toast was written in 1988 after Sam’l and his fellow Western history friends … Read the entire post >
Excerpted from Holly Arnold Kinney’s “Shinin’ Times at The Fort”
Fruit “sangarees” – cocktails similar to the wine beverage sangria – were popular in the days of Bent’s Old Fort. Fruit syrups were combined with red wine and ice for a cool, refreshing drink. Made the same way at The Fort, they’ve previously been in high demand during the hot summer months.
Cool off by blending up this tasty recipe at home, or join us for one of our renowned … Read the entire post >
The puffy, golden rounds of bread known as Indian horno bread were traditionally prepared in a horno oven, a beehive-shaped adobe structure first introduced to the Southwest by the Spanish.
In a horno oven, wood is lighted and left to cook until the oven reaches a high temperature – almost three hours later! From there, the baker rakes the coals, seals the oven’s door and smoke hole and places the dough inside the oven to bake. The horno bread is … Read the entire post >
This authentic recipe for minted trout was given to Sam’l P. Arnold, founder of The Fort Restaurant, by his friend Mary Schlosser, a Taos Indian who ran Carl’s Trading Post in Taos, New Mexico for many years. At first, Sam’l was a bit skeptical about the flavor combination, but ultimately loved the delicious herbal taste the bacon and mint leaves provided once combined.
Follow the recipe below to try this unique dish at home:
- 1 (12- to 16-oz.) boneless, butterflied
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