Speaking with Tom & Chloe, two things were for certain… Adobe Rose is truly a local family affair, and their love for their customers and staff both near and far. The word revere best describes it.

In 2012, Tom Winters, his siblings, and their families along with his daughter, Chloe Winters, put their knowledge, strengths, and money together to open the Adobe Rose Restaurant in a quaint little bed and breakfast just outside of town. Once an art school owned by famed artist Peter Hurd, they try to keep the support of the arts alive within Adobe Rose. They do this by providing a menu that features new culinary art trends created by the talented Chef Chloe, supporting local musicians who perform concerts in the courtyard, and displaying paintings on the dining room walls that have been created by local artists to be sold through consignment at the restaurant. At Adobe Rose, you will find an array of foods from fresh seafood flown in overnight from Florida, to locally grown backyard vegetables, to their fresh herbs and lettuces grown on a tower garden in the dining room. The goal at Adobe Rose is to bring new and exciting meals to brag about, while keeping it local and keeping it interesting.

The Chefs of Adobe Rose

Chef Chloe of Adobe Rose

“I attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and graduated in 2009 with an Associate in Culinary Arts. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry in some form for 15 plus years in various positions. Food is something I just inherently understand and I have always felt comfortable in a kitchen. It’s the simplest way to connect with people. I love learning about the history behind certain dishes and the different techniques of other cuisines fascinate me. I always wanted to be an artist, and food ended up being my medium. I’m inspired by fresh ingredients. We change the menu seasonally so everything is fresh and cooked from the heart. The true heart of Adobe, however, has always been family. From our staff to our many customers, we have been blessed to add many people to the Adobe family. As a result of the recent sanctions placed on us, we’ve been through many changes in such a short amount of time. Throughout it all, though, the love and dedication from our staff and customers has continued to grow. They have shown what it means to truly be #adobestrong!”

Chris Doporto, Sous Chef of Adobe Rose

Chris Doporto, graduated from Texas Tech University with a restaurant and hotel management degree. He has been building his masterful culinary talents over a 15-year adventure. Chris self-describes as “creative by nature” and that description is evident in his exquisite dishes. He shares that visual appearance and taste is only half the joy of his job. The other half is the experience of working at the Adobe Rose due to the warm and inviting environment. Chris believes that keeps the patrons coming back.

Ribeye Steak

Ancho chili-rubbed prime cut ribeye is a game-changer or starter! This in-house seasoned steak is sure to be the talk of the table with each bite leaving you longing for more! Cooked to perfection, this steak aims to please, and please it does!

Butter Lettuce Wraps

Hold on summer! You can’t start until you’ve tried these! Cool down with this vibrant green butter blooming lettuce topped with grilled chicken, bell peppers, mushrooms, shredded carrots, and jicama in an amazing blend of perfect crunch. This feel-good food will leave you feeling good! Make sure to dip each bite in their flawless home-made teriyaki sauce. This is the duo made to end all duos.

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Article originally published in Focus on Artesia 2020 Summer edition.