Ristorante Montagna and Wine Bar Reopens with All-New European Menu
Squaw Valley's Finest Slope-Side Lunch
Olympic Valley, Calif. - Now open for lunch, après ski and dinner, Resort at Squaw Creek's Risorante Montagna and Wine Bar reopens for the winter season on December 11 with a totally reinvented look and menu featuring classic European alpine dishes such as Raclette, wiener schnitzel, and cheese fondue. Located at the base of the Squaw Creek chairlift, the restaurant will offer slope-side indoor and alfresco dining in a comfortable, upscale atmosphere, with the interior décor highlighted by black and white images of regional scenes by renowned local photographer Keoki Flagg.
"No other Squaw Valley ski-in, ski-out restaurant will offer the type of cuisine skiers and riders will find at Ristorante Montagna and Wine Bar," said Richard McLennan, general manager at Resort at Squaw Creek. "We expect it to be quite busy during lunch and après ski, and Ristorante Montagna has always been popular for dinner."
In addition to the restaurant's remodel, a new oversized outdoor fireplace with massive stone chimney has been built this fall, offering a place to lounge fireside, with the backdrop of Squaw Valley peaks. A lunchtime quick hot wax for ski and snowboards will be available to customers while they eat lunch for $10.
A few of the dishes offered on the lunch (11:30 AM - 2 PM) menu include:
Croque Madame - Toasted sourdough bread with melted Gruyere cheese and Black Forest ham topped with a rich béchamel cream sauce and a pan-fried egg.
Pork & Veal Meatloaf - Served with shoestring French fries, crispy shallots and au piovre demi.
KT Sliders - Sliders 3 ways: caramelized onions with American cheese; sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese; Bleu cheese and bacon; all mini burgers served with shoestring French fries.
The après ski menu (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM) offers selections such as:
Red Dog Mac & Cheese: Signature macaroni and cheese with black truffles and imported blended cheeses.
Charcuterie Sampler - Selection of air-dried meats, which includes viande des Grisons, (traditional Swiss-aired beef), Westphalian schinken (smoked prosciutto ham) and duck salami, served with Roquefort Bleu cheese, camembert and assorted toasted breads.
Cheese Fondue - Traditional Swiss presentation of melted Gruyere and emmentealer cheese, Kirsch Wasser and white wine with crusty bread cubes, diced apples, grapes and pears. Designed to share with friends. Serves 2 to 8 people, and is priced per person.
A sample of the dinner (5:30 PM - 9:30 PM) entrees include:
Roquefort & Walnut Stuffed Ravioli - Served with Cognac cream sauce, dried figs, sweet onions and Swiss chard.
Braised Osso Bucco - Fresh herbed spaetzle and roasted baby winter veggies.
Chicken coq au vin - Tender bone-in chicken breast, braised in pancetta and red wine with black truffle potato puree.
Loch Duart Salmon - Grilled salmon filet, braised chanterelle mushrooms, crisp potato cake and Frangelico butter sauce.
In addition to the culinary offerings, Ristorante Montagna and Wine Bar carries an extensive selection of California and international wines. For reservations, which are highly suggested, or further information, call 530.581.6618, or visit http://www.visitsquawcreek.com/.
Resort at Squaw Creek offers a free shuttle for guests that require a ride to the main Squaw Valley USA base area and Village.
Recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 50 Ski Hotels" in North America, the 405-room and suite Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination Hotels & Resorts-managed property, offers a myriad of winter activities including a complete Nordic center with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding, a full service spa, shopping promenade and several diverse dining options. Skiing Magazine recently recognized ski-in, ski out Resort at Squaw Creek as having the "best hot tub" in their Resort Awards.
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