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The Blonde Bear Tavern/Cafe Naranja

We are excited to announce the reopening of The Blonde Bear Tavern for the 2021 summer season. This summer join us for a delicious brunch (or breakfast or lunch) on our exquisite patio.  Our menu features a variety of from scratch breakfast and lunch options, small plates, beer, wine, and cocktails.  Open Labor Day weekend Saturday through Monday 8am-2pm and then just Saturday and Sundays through September 19th.  Service will then resume with the start of the winter ski season with new menus.


Meet Our Chefs

Bill Hartig
Executive Chef
Chef Bill has years of experience in the kitchen and is a firm believer in "from scratch".  He makes all our breads and sauces from scratch and is not offended when someone says "the bread was the best part".  

Steve Zell
Wine Steward
Chief Mixologist

Steve has spent many years honing his skills in the wine, spirits, and beer industry.  He has been instrumental in meticulously crafting our wine list and offering os "cocktails to go" to compliment the menu, featuring wines from France, Italy, Austria, Spain, and the United States.  

Mentions & Awards

Freeskier Magazine

The Blonde Bear Tavern named Best Après Ski in New Mexico by Freeskier magazine.
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The New York Times

". . . the best food is at the Blonde Bear Tavern in the Edelweiss, with entrees like whole rainbow trout with red grapes and balsamic sauce or flatiron steak with Italian salsa verde."

"For breakfast, go to Café Naranja in the Edelweiss, which serves entrees like pancakes made from organic Hopi heirloom blue corn and whole piñon."
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New Mexico Magazine

According to many reports, the Blonde Bear Tavern has been raising the quality of food at the Edelweiss restaurants to levels that approach to TSV's altitude.
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