Intimate indigenous exprerience


Join us for a special series of dining events that will fund scholarships for Pueblo members who want to advance their careers through continued education.

Each Intimate Indigenous Experience will offer guests a memorable, one-of-a-kind contemporary Indigenous dinner featuring the Indian Pueblo Kitchen staff’s creative, Native American culinary artistry and celebrated Pueblo hospitality. Each of the five events will take place in our beautiful, mural-lined courtyard or in our elegant Pottery Room.

  • Aug. 21, 2021 - See Menu PDF
  • Sept. 18, 2021
  • Oct. 23, 2021
  • Jan. 22, 2022
  • Feb. 26, 2022
Indian Pueblo Kitchen Chef Benjamin Shendo and Ray Naranjo

All of the dinners will be curated and prepared by the Indian Pueblo Kitchen’s acclaimed Executive Chef Ray Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo, Odawa) and a guest Native chef, with IPK’s Chef de Partie Benjamin Shendo (Jemez and Cochiti Pueblos) joining Chef Ray for the first event in August. At each dinner, Chef Ray and the guest chef will talk about the cultural significance of the meal, and the sommelier will explain the wine pairing. A unique Native cultural experience will be part of each event, with the Yellowbird Indian Dancers performing on Aug. 21st. Two Pueblo artisans will also do demonstrations and have art available for sale at each event, including Flo and Lee Vallo of Acoma Potters on Aug. 21st.

The tasting menu for each dinner will include an appetizer, first course, second course and dessert. Each course will be served on two small plates, with one prepared by each of our two chefs, and paired with specially selected wines.

Seating is limited, so get your tickets now. Pricing is $150 per seat, or $1000 for a table of eight. Guests may also buy a seat for all five events. The 5-pack costs $700, a savings of $50.

For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Beverlee McClure at 505-724-3594.