Fall Food & Wine
Experiences at
Montana’s Triple
Creek Ranch
September 10, 2013. Darby,
Montana – A James Beard House debut, a new award for its legendary wine cellar
and a landmark Thanksgiving celebration are on the menu this fall at Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch, a Relais & Châteaux
property that offers rustic elegance and extraordinary culinary experiences.
Triple Creek Ranch at James Beard House in New York
Executive Chef Jacob
Leatherman of Triple Creek Ranch takes center stage in New York when he cooks
at The James Beard House on November 21,
2013. His extraordinary menu, created for the occasion, reflects his devotion
to the American larder and hints at what he’ll be serving at Triple Creek Ranch
this winter. Chef Leatherman’s dishes include aspen smoked sturgeon served with
bison, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, organic caviar, roasted shallot crème fraiche,
and strawberries; grilled lobster with Peruvian white bean puree, mushroom
curry, crispy salsify; and roasted antelope loin with sexy brie grits, poblano
and quince salad, and hubbard squash broth. Triple Creek Ranch’s Sommelier,
Jeremy White, has chosen wines from Chappellet, Merry Edwards, Et Fille, Pepper
Bridge, Navarro and Domaine Huet to serve with the meal.
Triple Creek Ranch’s 9th Wine Spectator Award &
Wine Events
Triple Creek Ranch
recently won its ninth Wine Spectator Award, which was also its second “Best
of” Award. The cellar is overseen by Sommelier Jeremy White, who also organizes
Triple Creek’s popular spring Wine Events.
Starting afresh in May 2014, the next series of wine weekends will be hosted by
such top producers as Chappellet, Merry Edwards, Failla, Et Fille and Penner-Ash.
Thanksgiving Celebration at Triple Creek Ranch
Chef Leatherman will offer
a fresh take on Thanksgiving this year when Triple Creek Ranch opens for its
first-ever Thanksgiving Celebration, from
November 25 to December 2, 2013. The Thanksgiving Day meal begins with cocktails
at the home of Triple Creek Ranch’s owners Barbara and Craig Barrett, who will
give a private tour of their museum-worthy Western Art collection. Dinner
follows at Triple Creek’s restaurant, with starters that include chestnut soup
topped with a dollop of spiced crème fraîche and seared rainbow trout served
with lobster grits, port sauce and Swiss chard. The main courses include
grilled bison rib eye steaks and Alaskan halibut accompanied by rye pasta,
Chanterelle mushrooms, edamame, Meyer lemon emulsion, and fresh tarragon.
Sommelier Jeremy White’s
wine choices include a 2009 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa
Valley, a 2011 Et Fille Heredity Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and
a 2010 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River Valley.
Rates during the
Thanksgiving Celebration period start at $950 per night, per couple and include
accommodations in a luxurious private cabin, all meals and beverages and most
activities. Visit Triple Creek Ranch for
more information.
Triple Creek Ranch lies in the Bitterroot Valley of
western Montana, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. A member of Relais &
Châteaux, Triple Creek is for adult guests and has 23 luxurious western-style
log cabins with wood burning fireplaces. Famed for its inventive cuisine, award
winning wine cellar, and stellar service, Triple Creek is an Orvis-endorsed fly
fishing lodge and resort. Activities range from fly fishing on the Bitterroot
River to horseback riding, guided nature and birding outings, dog sledding,
cross country skiing, cattle penning and roundups. Triple Creek Ranch is the
world’s highest ranked hotel over the past 5 years, according to Travel +
Leisure’s “World’s Best” ratings and was rated the #1 inn/small lodge in the
Continental US and #13 Hotel in the World in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s
Best reader’s poll.
Travel + Leisure Magazine also singled out Triple Creek for a 2013
World’s Best Service, Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking it among the Top 10
Hotels Overall; Resorts, Inns, and Lodges (#4) and Top Hotels: Continental U.S.
and Canada,
Resorts and Inns (#1). Triple Creek has won nine Wine Spectator Awards of
Excellence, including its second “Best of” Award in 2013.