Tourism Secretary Enjoys Dinner at CNM’s Bistro 106

March 20, 2017 -- Rebecca Latham, New Mexico Tourism secretary, enjoyed dinner on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day at CNM’s Bistro 106, the student-run restaurant in Robert P. Matteucci (RPM) Hall on Main Campus.
March 20, 2017

“According to her twitter account, she had a great experience,” said Victoria Sánchez Martinez, academic affairs director for the CNM Culinary Arts, Brewing & Beverage Management and Hospitality & Tourism programs.

In one tweet Latham said, “Courses 1 and 2: roasted pork belly and beet and goat cheese terrine. These students know how to cook.”

Latham was invited to dine at the Bistro after she spoke to the Hospitality Operations class in January. Brewing and culinary students also attended her presentation.

Martinez said the focus of her presentation was the New Mexico True advertising and branding campaign, noting that New Mexico tourism visits continue to rise. In 2015, a total of 33.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico – a 12 percent increase since 2010. One in 12 New Mexico jobs are supported by visitor spending, and tourism has generated 15 percent of all new jobs in the state in the last five years.

Latham-presentation.jpgCNM Bistro 106 is located in Room 106 of the RPM. Students enrolled in Advanced Culinary Skills and Advanced Food and Beverage classes operate the restaurant, where they get real-life experiences in running a restaurant, Martinez noted.

This term, Bistro 106 is offering a four-course meal or an à la carte selection of appetizers, salads, soups, and desserts. For more information or to be added to the waiting list for the 2017 Fall Term, email