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The Blonde Bear Tavern/Cafe Naranja

We are excited to announce the reopening of The Blonde Bear Tavern for the 2021-22 winter ski season with indoor dining. We will be open each Thursday through Monday from 3-9pm for apres ski and dinner with indoor dining in our dining room and lobby/lounge areas.  Note that proof of full vaccination status is required for all visitors aged 16 and above.  Masks will be required per the New Mexico public health order in all indoor public spaces.  Reservations are required for the dining room and all patrons for the bar and lounge must have an open seat for entry in order to limit occupancy.  All staff are fully vaccinated.  Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated in this most unusual of times.  Eat, drink, be safe, and be merry!
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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/Maitre D
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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