In the Bitterroot…
Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana is now on my very short list of most amazing places in the world.
On a recent visit with friends, I spent the week in cowboy boots, flannel shirts and my very first authentic cowboy hat. Allow me to introduce you to Echo- the sweetest horse who helped turn me into a bonafide cowgirl.
After long days of horseback riding and wrangling in the cattle (yes, I did that too!) it was back to the ranch for world-class contemporary cuisine at Triple Creek Restaurant. And since the sun doesn’t go down until about 10PM in Big Sky Country, we were surrounded with stunning views of the Bitterroot Mountains all through dinner.
On our last night, we experienced the ultimate indulgence: dinner at the private Chef’s Table right in the kitchen! Led by Executive Chef, Jacob Leatherman, he and and his phenomenal culinary team created a seven-course tasting menu and wine pairing just for us. The best part? I got to wander around the kitchen and hang with all the chefs while they were preparing my dinner!
First up was a Smoked Duck Breast with Lentils, Fresh Peas and a Lemon Basil Aioli. Paired with Honig, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA 2008
Second course was a Cream of Tomato Soup with a Pan Seared Scallop. Paired with Duval Leroy, Brut, Vertus, France, NV.
Then I wandered around a bit and started taking photos. Look at the focus – that’s cooking with love!
That was almost too pretty to eat… almost. 😉
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