CHRONICLES OF MONTROSE BLOG – Night in the Woods at Hockley Valley
With Noma booked for the foreseeable future, our resident food-lover and house gypsy had to look a little closer to home for her hyper-local gourmet fix. So she travelled north last weekend to check out the newly renovated resto Cabin, at Hockley Valley resort.
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Kyla grew up skiing at Hockley and is a proud Headwaters girl, so it was a fond return to the ole stomping grounds. Say goodbye to the days where you tromped around in ski boots and wet snowpants ordering chicken wings and mozza sticks from the pub ski bar… and say hello to a reinvented upscale dining experience!
The set-up of Cabin is designed to encourage and welcome diners into the kitchen, ask questions about the ingredients, and interact with the chefs. Plus, the seasonal menu features some of the best local produce and products from the area. Talk about foodie dreamland.
If your diet subsists of instant oatmeal, microwave popcorn and takeout (hey, we have our days too), we’ll warn you in advance that these pictures may elicit a heavy sigh. But if you’re a foodie at heart too, get ready to drool:
Big thanks to Chef Michael Potters for an out of this world delicious meal. And we have to give big shout outs to the sommelier, who was not only super engaging, but also patient with the fact that Kyla was about two glasses behind on all the wine pairings (hey, a little bit of wine goes a long way in a 4”11 body).
Now we switch gears from a gourmet culinary getaway to a casual potluck – stay tuned for our debrief of our first BIG EATS!
* Always wondered what the difference was between Walleye and Pickerel (oh we know, we’ve lost sleepless nights over the burning question too)? Walleye is our Canadian fish, and Pickerel is the American version. Feel free to pull that factoid out at the next dinner party. (Thanks Chef Potter!)