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Galena Lodge Foodie Adventure Menu

As if the Galena Lodge Bike Adventure couldn’t get better… Now we have the menu.

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Snake River Farms, Ready to Grill

My favorite part about exercise is afterwards- when you have the green light to gorge yourself on food in the name of recovery. I start with a recovery beer, move on to recovery pie, and can never pass up a recovery doughnut.  Sugars and carbs just taste so much better when your body is aching for replacement nutrients- any which way they’ll come.  Well, imagine instead of recovery junk or tried old bars, you had a gourmet, delicious, fresh meal specifically prepared to both wow your taste buds and refuel your body.  Yep, that sounds ideal.

Chef Wes Hamilton of Jackson Hole and Chef Don Shepler of Galena Lodge have put their minds together to concoct such a nutritious recovery meal.  After you bike your way to Galena Lodge, sit down to a cool glass of coconut water limeade with fresh mint.  Sounds incredible?  That’s only the refreshment.  These guys have a whole feast lined up for you…

Passed appetizers

Braised pork and green chili tostadas with lime slaw

Idaho potato pizzas with capers, kale, and parmesan

Smoked Idaho ruby trout gaufrettes with horseradish

Main Course

Stu’s Salad

Sliced Wyomato, marinated cucumbers, basil aioli, green tomato “croutons”

Marinated Snake River Farms Hanger of Beef

Local bean “succotash” in a caramelized onion jus

Dessert

Individual ginger peach cobblers with vanilla whipped cream

 

Tickets are going fast, so be sure to buy yours today!

Nighthawk Adventure Menu

Farm Fresh Flavor 

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Simple, Serene

The Foodie Adventure at Nighthawk Farm is shaping up to be one incredible afternoon.  You’ll start by heading south and touring a fully operational organic farm in the fertile Bellevue Triangle- Nighthawk Farm. This wonderful stretch of land comes from the hard work of a two Santa Monica transplants.  They moved to Idaho to slow down and enjoy life, bringing their kids and starting a farm. Using traditional farming techniques like crop rotation and beneficial insects, this hand harvested bounty is fresh and delicious.  After wandering the grounds guided by Farmer/Owner Robin Englehardt, you can sit down to an incredible meal prepared fresh by two renowned farm-to-table cooking connoisseurs- the ladies of Hell’s Backbone Grill.

Chefs Blake Spalding and Jen Castle operate a restaurant in Boulder, Utah where the population is under 200.  Still, they reap national accolades as a top restaurant, and were even featured in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. They believe in seasonal cuisine made locally with local products- think backyard local. And its good.  How good? Well, they just released their menu for the Nighthawk Farm Foodie Adventure, so read on and decide for yourself. Try not to drool on the keyboard…

Buy your ticket to the adventure, and to this menu by clicking here.

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Bringing in the Harvest at Nighthawk Farm

Bites with Paired Wines:
– Local Goat Cheese Spread with (herbs and fruit) on handmade breads
– Sliced Garden Radish with cultured butter and Utah Redmond salt

Salad:
– Garden Greens and Nasturtium Leaves with Edible Flowers and Roasted Pinon Dressing

Soup:
– Farmy Crookneck & Sweet Corn Chowder

Main:
– Local Beef Braise with Farm Chard, Blackened Tomatoes and Roasted Green Chiles
– Mashed Lemony Sour Cream Yukon Gold Potatoes
– Grilled Assorted Farm Veg

Dessert:
– Chocolate Chile Cream Pot with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Lunch will be complemented by some of Oregon’s best wineries, including Adelsheim Vineyards, JK Carriere Wines, and Seven of Hearts. A representative will be on hand to pair, teach, and help you taste your way through these three incredible wineries.

For complete information about this adventure, visit here.

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Foodie Adventure: Swiftsure Ranch

Swiftsure Ranch Fly Fishing Adventure

Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Sturtevants
Saturday, September 20, $275 – Limit 40 guests. Tickets HERE

fly fishingWhere: Find the perfect fishing hole along the Big Wood River on this adventure for beginners and experienced anglers alike. Local guides from Sturtevants will navigate the waters, helping you bait, hook, and hopefully land the wild Idaho rainbow trout of your dreams. After you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down to a spectacular lunch riverside at Swiftsure Ranch and regale your fellow anglers with your fish stories.

Chef: Chef/Owner of Town, Phat Thai, The Pullman, and Harman’s Eat & Drink in Colorado, Mark Fischer is a busy and popular man. His local and sustainable ideals have helped lead The Pullman was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire Magazine. He has been a James Beard semifinalist as the best Chef in the Southwest for 6 years running and has been featured nationally by the likes of The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Gourmet while still garnering rave reviews in The Denver Post and The Aspen Times.

Wine: Nestled in a unique river bench and hillside location of the Alexander Valley in California, Stuhlmuller Vineyards boasts the ideal climate and ancient soils for their esteemed estate Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines will be perfectly paired with your lunch and are sure to complement the riverside views.

Foodie Adventure: Nighthawk Farm

Nighthawk Farm Adventure

Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Adelsheim Vineyard, J.K. Carriere Wines, Seven of Hearts
Saturday, September 20, $150 – Limit 40 guests. Tickets HERE

Where: Eighteen miles south of Ketchum, tucked away in Bellevue’s farmland is Nighthawk Farm. Farmer/owner Robin Englehardt will take you on a tour of the grounds, where animals and plants alike are humanely and happily raised. Afterwards, enjoy a fresh lunch made with ingredients grown on the farm itself.

Chefs: Chefs Jen Castle and Blake Spalding are the owners of the highly acclaimed Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah where they abide by Buddhist principles to bring fresh, organic, local meals to anyone willing to travel off the beaten path. Despite its remoteness, these two incredible Chefs and their restaurant have been featured in The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Travel and Leisure, The Oprah Magazine, and many others. They have been featured in The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., are highly regarded by Zagat as a top dining choice in Utah, and for 8 years have been named “Best Restaurant in Southern Utah” by the Salt Lake Magazine.

Wine: Adelsheim Vineyard is known for their balanced and multifaceted wines from the estate’s most distinguished blocks. JK Carriere’s small family of distinct wines focus on high-acid, smooth tannin, and classically built Pinot noir and a small mineral-oriented Chardonnay. Seven of Hearts’ goal is to produce fine wines that truly reflect their Oregon terroir-vintage, site, soil, and clone. These are some of Oregon’s best wineries and will complement your delicious, organically grown lunch.

Foodie Adventure: Galena Lodge Bike Adventure

 

Galena Lodge Bike Adventure

Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Snake River Farms, Sturtevants, Kerloo Cellars, Balboa Winery, Robert Ramsey Cellars
Saturday, September 20, $105 – Limit 70 guests. Tickets HERE

biketours - 13Where: Just north of Ketchum, Galena Lodge is any bike and food enthusiasts’ paradise. Head north from Ketchum for a road biking adventure through the rugged Boulder Mountains, or explore Galena’s newly cut mountain bike trails along side world-famous athlete Rebecca Rusch as well as other famed local guides/athletes before settling in to a well-earned and satisfying lunch.

Chefs: Executive Chef of Galena Lodge, Don Shepler was trained at the Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood. He relocated to Ketchum fourteen years ago and has been alluring the locals with his baked goods and fresh recipes made from scratch. Joining him for your taste buds’ pleasure will be Executive Chef Wes Hamilton of Couloir Restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, named on the Conde Nast Hot Tables List in 2008. As Executive Chef for all of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s dining facilities, Hamilton has added a much desired fine-dining option for guests.

Wine: Kerloo Cellars pride themselves on bottling palate-challenging wines that keep people coming back vintage after vintage. Balboa Wines are hand-crafted, elegant wines from Walla Walla, WA. Robert Ramsay Cellars, a boutique winery, focuses on Rhone varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, which exhibit incredible fruit, minerality and earthiness. These three established vintners are well worth the ride!

Foodie Adventure: Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Adventure

Sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Snake River Farms, Grassi Wines
Saturday, September 20, $150 – Limit 40 guests. Tickets HERE

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 Where: Nestled in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains, and surrounded by the meandering Salmon River, Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch will truly take your breath away. Travel to this charming historic, rustic lodge and explore all that the ranch has to offer from incredible vistas to natural hot springs.

Chefs: Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch Executive Chef Jordan Boutry will be teaming up with Executive Chef/Owner, Andy Blanton, of Cafe Kandahar, at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. Boutry earned culinary degrees from the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver and has been instrumental in establishing prestigious western eateries. Blanton, a Louisiana native, attended the Culinary Art Institute in Baton Rouge. Blanton has worked along side two James Beard Award-winning chefs, before receiving his own James Beard Award nomination for the “Best Chef in the Northwest.”

Wine: Since 2001, Sun Valley locals Mark and Jami Grassi have carefully nurtured their 14-acre vineyard in Napa Valley, which sits on an ancient riverbed above the valley floor. Since establishing Grassi, this family-owned vineyard has been producing wines that have consistently received high ratings and reviews and are sure to make your ranch experience all the more delightful.