Durango, Colorado—The second issue of Dorado, a lifestyle magazine that celebrates refined living and big adventures, debuted across the Southwest and Texas this week.
Dorado embodies the diverse spirit of the Four Corners region, from its dramatic landscapes to the creative individuals who flock to its small towns and the thrill-seekers who come in search of adventure. It highlights the pleasures of a refined lifestyle with the rugged sensibility of the Southwest.
In this food-centric issue of Dorado, we skip the usual top-restaurant lists and celebrity-chef profiles, focusing instead on the experience and pleasure of eating in the Southwest.
We travel to remote southern Utah to dine at a restaurant with an innovative farm-to-table menu that inspires foodie pilgrimages. We go shopping at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, one of the best in the country, to taste green chilies and take in the weekly ritual that brings the whole town together. We offer ideas on how to craft a modern, stylish table setting for your next big get-together. And the catch of the day doesn’t get much fresher than at The Broadmoor resort’s Fishing Camp, where we cast a line on Colorado’s Tarryall Creek.
“I love learning how farmers and artisan food-makers produce regional ingredients that place a premium on great flavor as well as on responsible, sustainable techniques. I love talking to chefs to hear what inspires them to create menus that are culinary alchemy — dishes that deliver visceral pleasure with every bite. I also love chips and salsa. And a really good margarita,” says Jeff Ficker, Dorado’s editor in chief. “Most of all, though, I love sitting down with friends and family at the end of a long day, filling the table with food, popping open a couple of bottles of wine and sharing a meal together. And that’s probably food’s greatest pleasure: It further enriches time spent with people we care about.”
Dorado’s creative is led by Editorial Director Jeff Ficker, Creative Director Caroline Crafton and Associate Editor Ellen Olson. Jeff was managing editor of The Ritz-Carlton Magazine and Desert Living, and is a contributor to Travel + Leisure. Caroline brings 15 years of experience from the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle and People, and art directed inaugural issues of New York Weddings and Vogue Living. Ellen has more than a decade of writing and editing experience and will be heading up the production of website content.
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