Chef Aaron offers an interesting, well-balanced menu, from which I find it very hard to choose a single item! He is very focused on finding the best quality ingredients from top producers across the country. He works closely with local farmers to bring in a wonderful selection of local, organic produce. This quality translates into the delicious meals, each perfectly prepared and beautifully presented.
Aaron is also the Sommelier, and is always available to recommend the ideal wine to go with a meal. I’m looking forward to trying some of the new seasonal offerings this summer. Here are some of our favorite dishes we enjoyed over the winter.
Steak with frites, the frites are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside and drizzled with truffle oil.
This photo does not do the braised short rib with an Asian sauce justice — it is the tastiest, most tender meal!! Chef Aaron has promised me the recipe (which I will share with you immediately, splendid readers)!
For something a little lighter, a toothsome salad nicoise with rare ahi tuna.
During ski season we’ve found it very hard to leave our lovely mountain hut, but ski patrol must clear the mountain at three, and they always start at the top (we’ve enjoyed an escort down on a few occasions)!! Maybe they’ll offer a few rooms next year??
In the summer, diners can take the chair lift down.
I hope you’ll have the chance to experience the thrill of high alpine dining at the Summit House this summer, it’s about a 2 hour drive from Seattle. For accommodations click on Crystal Mountain Lodging, I promise you won’t see any of these….
On average we bring up 500lbs of food each trip. During the holiday season it can swell to 1000lbs and multiple trips. that’s not including all the wine, beer and drinks that come up periodically as well.
With (wine and beer) factored in, it probably average 1500lbs a week. The same Cat also takes down garbage and cardboard and changes our massive propane tanks out every two weeks.”
Great job Chef Aaron, thank you for making Summit House such a special treat!