Dining at the Parks
It’s not often you walk out of a national park lodge restaurant feeling wowed. But that was my experience during a recent stay at the Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
Dining At The Parks: Scallops In Potato Nest With Ponzu Sauce And Citrus Vinaigrette From Lake Quinault Lodge In Olympic National Park
Chefs at restaurants in and around national parks spend a lot of time designing dishes reflective of their surroundings. So is it any surprise that Lake Quinault Lodge Executive Chef Patrick Norris focused on scallops recently when he was looking for something special?
Sometimes you have a meal while on vacation that you wish you could bring home with you, at least in the form of a recipe to recreate in your own kitchen. Here, from the El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park, is the recipe for their Pan-Seared Salmon Tostada.
One of the favorite meals at the Jordon Pond House at Acadia National Park is a bowl of thick, rich lobster stew. Here's how you can work on this delicious dish at home (views of Jordon Pond not included).
Without question, one of the bonuses of visiting Olympic National Park is eating the incredibly fresh seafood you find in the restaurants.
OK, you've landed your permit for a float trip through Canyonlands National Park, or Dinosaur National Monument, and you're faced with creating a menu for a crowd of famished paddlers. Consider serving up "Big Drop Omelets" for breakfast!
So many superlatives swirl around the national parks that at times we forget that things aren't always so rosy. So, tell us where you encountered your worst dining experience in the parks this year.
Like to mix food and national parks? Consider these special food attractions at Shenandoah, Mesa Verde, and Olympic national parks.
A day spent hiking along the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park deserves some rewards. And if you're a chocoholic, one of those should be the Pinon Chocolate Bread Pudding served up at the Grand Canyon Lodge.