Chile Piquin Heart Ristra – Old Gate
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Chile Piquin Heart Ristra

$69.99

Chile ristras have a long tradition as an integral part of Southwestern décor, but many people don’t realize that they also have a long tradition as part of Southwestern cuisine as well.

Ristra means “string” in Spanish, so a chile ristra is simply dried chiles strung together. Some chile ristras are treated with plastic or shellac to preserve their beautiful red color. These ristras are designed purely for decoration and are inedible. Others (like the dried Hatch Chile Ristras available from The Fresh Chile Company) are untreated and completely edible, but a lot of people wonder how to use this Southwestern cooking staple in the kitchen. How they’re used depends somewhat on what kind of chile the ristra is made from.

Edibility was the original purpose of the bright and beautiful ristra. The chiles were carefully dried in the sun (often on the flat roofs of adobe homes), then tied together and kept in the home as a way to enjoy the incomparable flavor of chile all year round. Even if eating them doesn’t appeal, a ristra is a beautiful decoration in your home that symbolizes hospitality and warmly welcomes all who enter.

 

Approximate dimensions: 15''x14''x5''

Our commitment to you is our responsibility to our community. We work with local farmers to source ingredients for our menu to maintain supporting local growers and providing the freshest flavors possible.

Our restaurant is a hidden paradise located in historic Mesilla that offers a beautiful patio, tasting room, and inn for guests to stay. Visit, stay, and explore a true experience of the southwest.

Behind the historic adobe walls in Old Mesilla, you will find this tranquil retreat known simply as Josefina’s Inn. With its 2 feet thick adobe walls, and its original vigas and latillas, the charm and elegance are unsurpassed in the Southwest.

Farm To Table

Our commitment to you is our responsibility to our community. We work with local farmers to source ingredients for our menu to maintain supporting local growers and providing the freshest flavors possible.

Experience

Our restaurant is a hidden paradise located in historic Mesilla that offers a beautiful patio, tasting room, and inn for guests to stay. Visit, stay, and explore a true experience of the southwest.

Stay

Behind the historic adobe walls in Old Mesilla, you will find this tranquil retreat known simply as Josefina’s Inn. With its 2 feet thick adobe walls, and its original vigas and latillas, the charm and elegance are unsurpassed in the Southwest.

Chile Piquin Heart Ristra

$69.99