Before June yields its summer beauty to July, visitors to The Resort at Paws Up will catch a whiff of something unexpected in our valley: roses. Superb chefs past, present and future from the Rose City, aka Portland, Oregon, will re-create their burgeoning cuisine scene right in the middle of the Montana wilderness.
Paws Up Executive Chef Sunny Jin represents Portland’s not-so-distant past, having served as executive chef at the Allison Inn’s Jory restaurant. Representing present culinary trendsetters in Portland are no less than 2017 James Beard Best Chefs: Northwest—Chef Greg Denton and Chef Gabrielle Quiñónez-Denton, owners of famed open-flame wonderland Ox. And the future of Portland’s foodie scene also lies in good hands—those of Chef Doug Adams, a 2012 Top Chef finalist and chef-owner of Portland’s new darling of dining, Bullard. Creations from all the chefs will be paired with exquisite wines from Oregon winemaker supreme Lynn Penner-Ash.
It seems only fitting that the top talent from a city that sits on the mighty Columbia River—Portland—will also be on hand to show you a good time on the shores of the Blackfoot River. In fact, don’t be surprised if they join you in dipping a canoe paddle or hopping on the back of a horse.
If foodies had their own slice of heaven, it would be right here on this particular June weekend.