Nestled among 37,000-acres of feral Montana wilderness The Resort at Paws Up offers the perfect getaway for foodie loving adventurists. This summer grill masters, pastry wizards, winemakers, artisans, farmers, small batch distillers, craft brewers and Chicago’s most celebrated chefs are uniting for a series of special events and workshops in honor of the luxury ranch’s 10th anniversary.
A few signature events to consider are:
- Montana Master Grillers (May 22-25), a seamless blend of fine wines, spirits, beers, exquisite grilled cuisine, stunning outdoor-dining settings and unforgettable wilderness adventures experienced with an intimacy that affords one-on-one interaction with some of the finest chefs, smokologists, winemakers, brewers and distillers in America. The four-day event will feature lunches and dinners prepared by world-class chefs who specialize in grilling and BBQ cooking. Guests will also enjoy live music and outdoor adventure – and can even book a VIP fly fishing excursion with notable winemaker Dennis Cakebread himself. The all-inclusive rates start from $969 per person per night (based on two adults).
- Montana Long Table is a very special culinary adventure exclusively for the guests of The Resort at Paws Up that will take place three times in the summer of 2015 (Saturday, June 20, Saturday, July 11 and Saturday August 22, 2014). The event at Paws Up pays homage to the people of Montana who bring our nourishment to the table and explore the indigenous tastes and flavors of the region. Before dinner, guests participate in a true Montana Farmer’s Market where they’ll rub shoulders with the very purveyors who are contributing to the meal and learn about their heritage and passion for producing high-quality foodstuffs and beverages. Guests dine and socialize with the very ranchers, farmers and food artisans that will be contributing to this celebration of Montana’s vast culinary resources on a single long table set up on the property’s gorgeous grazing pasture just north of the iconic Cook Shack. Complimentary for Paws Up guests.
- Modern Pioneering Wilderness Workshop hosts chef, author, blogger and TV personality Georgia Pellegrini for an empowering and fun Modern Pioneering workshop August 6-8, 2015. Learn to live off of the land a little and while growing your capabilities and confidence by embracing and strengthening your “manual literacy.” Georgia will teach Paws Up guests a number of the pioneer skills she is famous for, such as foraging, cheese making, butchering and candle making. You’ll come away with a new sense of self-sufficiency, inspiration and a brag-worthy amount of dirt under your nails.
- Bounty on the Blackfoot (August 29, 2015)– a weekend of culinary immersion, featuring a full Saturday of opportunities to get up-close and personal with Chef Brooke Williamson as she sources, conceptualizes and prepares a once-in-a-lifetime tasting menu. You’ll follow the chef and the ingredients as they travel from the farm to the dinner table, all in one day. Join Chef Brooke as she shops the Missoula Farmer’s Market in the morning, giving you a chance to see firsthand how Montana’s local foods are grown and raised. The chef will create an exclusive, multicourse tasting menu for that night’s dinner, based completely on what produce, spices and proteins happen to be at their seasonal freshest and best that day. At least one of the dishes will pay homage to the Blackfoot Indians who grew, hunted and harvested their food on the land where Paws Up is located today. All of the featured dishes will highlight the extraordinary agricultural bounty of Montana.
- Montana Master Chefs (September 24–27, 2015)—a deliciously decadent weekend that pair guests with chefs and winemakers. Work up an appetite adventuring through the breathtaking Montana wilderness and cleanse your palette with spa treatments while enjoying mountain tranquility in the rustic elegance of a private luxury vacation home or safari-style tent. The all-inclusive package rates start from $979 per person per night (4 days/3 nights, based on two adults per home or tent).