We went here last night for my husbands 40th birthday. We had heard good things so my expectations were high, especially given the cost. We arrived early because we were also staying at the Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts there, so we were able to see the great views and the sunset before the sun went down. As we walked past the Cookhouse on the way to our Sleep Yurt, the chef came outside and greeted us and offered to take a picture of us, very nice!
When we returned later for dinner it was already dark, so we didn't take advantage of the nice deck out front that evening for sunset, but we returned this morning after leaving our sleep yurt with our thermos of coffee and sat there for a while, very peaceful and beautiful morning light on the mountains across the valley.
The service at the Cookhouse was very friendly and professional. There were only two other couples (again likely due to the off season time and lack of snow). The environment was very romantic with the old wood furnishings and decorations, candlelight, and Frank Sinatra music playing quietly in the background.
The food was Fantastic and they were so kind to accommodate my allergies including gluten. We started with a plate of appetizers, bruschetta, boar sausage, and stuffed mushrooms. Then we had roasted red pepper soup and spring mix salad with grapes, jicama, cashew, feta, and balsamic honey mustard dressing. All were lip smacking good and my plate was scraped clean. For the main, my husband had the Elk, he isn't a big game fan but found this to be very mild and enjoyed it. It was cooked properly to medium rare. I had the lamb with a grand mariner sauce, the best lamb I have ever had! Both were served with tender asparagus, carrots, and rosemary mashed potatoes. For desert my husband loved the strawberry-rhubarb pie and I had a huge white and dark chocolate chip gluten free cookie. We had a good bottle of wine and the server made a great recommendation for us there. The food was so good, we left a bit overstuffed.
I would definitely recommend this place to others, and if it is out of your price range, then go for a special occasion or go for lunch as it will be an experience to remember! We can't wait to go back again.
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