Joseph Wrede is as farm-centric as they come. If it's grown (the right way) in the ground, on pasture, or pulled from the water, he wants it in his restaurant and on his plates.
Since the early days (when his restaurant was only slightly less well-known) and located down the road in Ranchos de Taos, Joseph has turned out completely original, yet somehow classic plates. Now located on the historic Taos Plaza, inside the Hotel la Fonda de Taos, Joseph's Table has become what The New York Times described as, "unmissable".
Joseph has worked with the notion that to use anything other than the very best ingredients was not an option. Forging an alliance with his local sources, he gets vegetables from up the road at Morning Star Farm of Taos, wild things (like chanterelles) foraged by a few of the area's in-the-know folks, lamb from over the mountain, impeccably fresh fish and beef from pastured cows.
Joseph is doing more than cooking. His devotion to 'local' extends to helping to build Taos (and its local farmers) into a stronger, better community.