Art of the Pie
Featured Chef & Author
Montana Long Table®
A Long-Standing Tradition
Montana’s culinary resources are as supersized as the landscape itself. That means when you partake in a Montana Long Table, you’re in for an ever-loving foodie kind of evening, starting with an authentic Montana farmers market with local purveyors. And it’s not complete until you sit down to dine with the ranchers, farmers and food artisans that make the cuisine here so spectacular. Along with some first-rate live music and lawn games, this may turn out to be your favorite Big Sky tradition.
As part of this delicious evening in July, we’ll pay special tribute to the people who feed us. The spotlight will be squarely on Paws Up’s Chef Ben Jones and his talented team as they prepare a multicourse farm-to-white-tablecloth dinner highlighting fresh summertime ingredients. And the close relationships he’s formed with our area purveyors will make this a celebration that’s truly inspired.
July 15, 2017
Paws Up welcomes Dan Dubuque as the special musical guest for July’s Montana Long Table. A solo acoustic guitarist, Dubuque is known for his unique approach to the Weissenborn, a slide guitar that’s played lap-style. Dubuque often adds percussive effects, playing the guitar like a drum while infusing every song with his free-sounding style. He picked up the Weissenborn after seeing singer-songwriter Ben Harper play one onstage. However, even though the instrument is used frequently in Americana and folk music, Dubuque is more of a rock guy. He frequently includes covers of harder rocking bands like Tool and Rage Against the Machine in his sets, along with his own original tunes. Being a solo performer has its ups and downs, but Dubuque says he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I was born to do this,” he said in an interview with the Missoulan. “You can’t run from who you are.”