ERIC LAMALLE JULY 16, 1962 ~ APRIL 15, 2013 Eric LaMalle of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a quiet and tender spirit, left us unexpectedly on April 15, 2013. Born July 16, 1962, he is survived by his sister Valerie LaMalle, his father Jean Andre Louis LaMalle and his nephew, Matisse. He is also survived by his adored dog, Bijou. Eric was the proud owner of Ristra, one of Santa Fe's finest French inspired restaurants, established more than 15 years ago, and more recently a second restaurant, Azur. Eric was passionate about experiencing the outdoors, traveling to different and remote parts of the world and reveling in nature by engaging in his favorite sports of mountain biking, kite-boarding and skiing. Eric had a very spiritual side and found its deepest expression when he was within nature. Eric's gentle presence will be deeply missed by his family in France and very much by his many close friends in Santa Fe. "There are things we don't want to happen but have to accept, things that we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." Unknown Be free, Eric.