DD and I went there as our one splurge on our ski trip. We stayed at the Lodge, which we knew would just be a basic good night's sleep and saved our pennies for dinner.
It didn't disappoint. DD (22) was at first a little put off because she thought the place was pretentious. I didn't have the same reaction. In fact. I thought it was understated, with several cozy rooms (ours had a fireplace) and attentive without overbearing service.
DD had a tomato/mozzarella salad and i had a deconstructed caesar to start. We thought you could get those anywhere - we thought wrong. The chef's imaginative presentation, care with ingredients and thoughtful seasoning were a great introduction of things to come.
Between courses, we received complimentary spicy hot chocolate shooters - just the thing for a winter's evening.
DD had the tenderloin and obtained a substitute side which wasn't even on the menu (butternut squash) specifically at her request. Responsive to the customer? You bet!
I had the Israeli couscous, which was a large-grained couscous with vegetables. Again, I thought I knew what I was getting, but somehow it just tastes much better than what I was expecting.
Finally, we split a chocolate mousse for dessert. At least that's what the menu said. It didn't look like anything I'd ever had Mousse or not, it was out of this world.
I didn't say this was one of the best meals I ever had, but I thought about saying that. A couple of small improvements would have made this a slam dunk:
The wine list was good enough, but the mark-up was so staggering (between 250% and 300% over retail by reckoning) that it was almost tacky. The meal was expensive, but the cost of the wine made it really over the top. Also, the menu was just a bit limited for my personal taste. As someone who does not eat meat or shellfish, I would have liked to have seen a few more basic fish options or a couple of additional vegetarian choices.
But those are quibbles. I would gladly go back here.
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