May 13, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Clearwater, Culinary Tours & Schools
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I cannot say enough about the quality of food prepared at the lodge for guests. I feel like a pampered royal at each meal! This morning we had a wonderful breakfast with fruit and cereal, fresh coffee, bread and jam, bison sausage, scrambled eggs done with garlic chives grown fresh on the window sill that were to die for. For dinner this evening we are cooking our own meals on heated stones from the oven on which we will roast bits of pork, bison, ham, and beef. Thoughts of more wine, more fresh baked bread, more salad treats is making my mouth water already. The smells coming from the kitchen have invaded every nook and cranny and the hordes are beginning to descend to the main room en-mass. Gotta go dinner is on......
Honestly, that meal was one of the best I’ve ever had. Much better than a simple fondue and the variety of what we could cook on the hot stones was amazing. There were three of these heated stones set up down the center of the table and we were given a whole plate of different sliced meats and Gisela even added fresh wild salmon to the mix which was absolutely wonderful. I’m not a huge fan of salmon generally, but when cooked this way it was very very good. After dinner we sat around and drank white wine and enjoyed a light hearted conversation with several people from our group, Bernward, and Gisela. We sat down to eat at about 6:30 and we didn’t leave the table for our beds until 11:00. I’m not sure where the four hours went but I had an amazing evening.