Cochineal: Elevating Fine Dining in Marfa

Cochineal, located in Marfa, Texas, is a restaurant dedicated to providing guests with a refined dining experience. Led by Executive Chef/Owner Alexandra Gates and Partner/Owner James Harkrider, the restaurant offers a multi-coursed seasonal menu, featuring sustainably-sourced ingredients from their on-site garden and local and regional farms and ranches.

With pricing for the prix fixe menu ranging from $95 to $125 per person plus beverages and service charge, Cochineal provides an elevated but accessible dining experience in an inviting atmosphere. Their menus are inspired each week by the availability of seasonal ingredients, ensuring that guests are always treated to a unique culinary experience.

Chef Alexandra, a James Beard Award Semifinalist, has honed her craft through years of experience working with some of New York City’s most esteemed female chefs before serving as the Executive Chef at Austin’s Hotel Saint Celia for seven years. At Cochineal, she combines traditional and innovative cooking techniques to create European and West Texan-inspired dishes, reimagined through the use of local and regional ingredients.

Cochineal is not just a restaurant; it’s an ode to refined dining, with a focus on presenting guests with elevated, yet approachable food, and exceptional service in a sophisticated setting. The restaurant also offers event planning services, which include catering, wine, cocktails, location, and entertainment.

With press features in top publications such as Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, Garden & Gun, and Texas Monthly, Cochineal has cemented its position as a must-visit restaurant in Marfa, Texas.

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