Friday, December 30, 2011

Ledgewood Yurt Update

Last winter Jim and I went for a wander through the woods of Killington in search of the Ledgewood Yurt.  It was a fun adventure and it left me with a desire to dine there with a group of my Peeps.  This week I finally had the opportunity.  Tuesday evening a group of us met at the new Killington Umbrella Bar next to the Killington Base Lodge.  We enjoyed a hot apple cider with ginger brandy before boarding a snow cat driven sleigh ride to the Ledgewood Yurt. 

Meeting for a Broken Leg at the Umbrella Bar

The weather went from snow to rain as the evening progressed. Killington provided us with plastic cover ups and wool blankets to stay warm and dry as we traveled.  The Yurt was simple, warm and friendly.  Prior to dinner the Killington's Executive Chef, Greg Lang, described each course of the five course menu (which changes monthly).  Much of the food was  from local Vermont farms.  I have to admit I was a bit skeptical that he would pull off the ambitious menu in a yurt in the middle of the woods on a cold winter night.  Somehow he did.

Sitting down to dinner

A peak at the first two courses.  Very Yummy.

First Experience:  Bonne Bouche
Ash Ripened Goat Cheese from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery
Salted Marcona Almonds, Roasted Shallot Confit, Sundried Tomato Lavash

Second Experience::  Vermont Ring-Necked PheasantFarm Raised, Cavendish Vermont
Beauregard Potato Johnny Cake, Brandied Quince, Cold Hollow Cider Reduction

It was a delicious fun filled evening that exceeded my expectations.

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