Exploring Culinary Delights at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Skiing is a life-changing, exhilarating sport for any level. Those who love the snow look forward to each flurry, every Aprés and the fact that calories don’t count. With all that exercise in the cold air you need to eat great food to keep up with the sport. If you are wondering where to go next, then you must swoosh into the snow globe of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. While there, be sure to visit the slopeside Four Seasons Jackson Hole. There’s nothing more tempting then five star, ski-in, ski-out accommodations. Throw in plenty of dining and bar options and the ingredients for the ultimate getaway are prepped and ready to go. Executive Chef Michael Goralski is a “Pro at multi-tasking at a very high speed.” Michael and his team of highly skilled chefs help to bring his creative genius to life at the four restaurants and bars on the property.

At the @fsjacksonhole there are options to tempt the most discerning palates and also rustic comfort food enthusiasts. You don’t have to go anywhere else for an extraordinary culinary experience. Convenience is a great thing when the temps are frosty and a roaring fireplace welcomes the worked skier back home. This mountain lodge aims to keep guests well-fed, deliciously hydrated and very well pampered.

Breakfast in Bed

When your room is so nice it’s hard to leave! In-room dining is the way to go when PJ’s and comfy, crisp sheets keep you in bed just a few minutes longer. A great option when the slopes are on delay and the visibility is limited. We loaded up on the Skillet Burrito with eggs, pork chorizo, hash browns, veggies, cojita cheese and lime crema. Get an extra side of the delicious crema and hit that snooze button for a quick nap.

Bar Hopping

Our arrival to the hotel was well after dinner time, thankfully there were bar seats to welcome us at the Ascent Lounge, located steps away from reception. With a Pan-Asian inspired menu and a mouthwatering cocktail list. This is the only place on the mountain that serves up melt in your mouth sashimi. Saddle up to the bar and friendly mixologists whip up all kinds of quenching cocktails. They have fun describing the locally sourced elixirs as they work their craft.

JH is far away from the Bourbon Trail, whiskey is not something one thinks of hailing from the Western United States. At the Ascent Lounge they use a small batch Wyoming Whiskey from Kirby that is a game changer. Spicy, intense and buttery smooth, just the thing to warm you up in the high country. We highly recommend Elsa’s Pork Adobo Bowl. A spicy mix of perfectly seasoned pork with and onsen egg and crispy garlic rice. Wash it down with the quenching It’s a Shrubberry with reposado, strawberry-basil shrub, lemon, honey and mezcal or the smoky Back Country Old-Fashioned.

Aprés in an Igloo

Four Seasons Jackson Hole Champagne
Four Seasons Jackson Hole Champagne

Did you know that 47 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature to serve Champagne? Step outside for a brief moment and duck into Fahrenheit 47 located slope side and on the pool deck. This 20 foot sumptuous dome, temperature controlled “igloo” is an intimate and cozy place to Aprés. Let the kids enjoy complimentary S’mores and hot cocoa just outside while you cozy up with fur blankets and Möet and Chandon Impérial or Rosé. The crisp white design with gold accents has you feeling like a glamorous 007 hero/heroine. While sipping on Champagne indulge in an order or two of the caviar and the Poke Tobiko Canapés. These cone shaped snacks are just what you need in between the ski day and dinner.

The Handle Bar

Whether in your cowboy boots, ski boots or hotel slippers, The Handle Bar is the perfect watering hole for a ski break lunch, Aprés and also great for dinner. This western themed bar has a super casual and down to earth vibe. A great place to go if you have the kids in tow. We were taken with the unique presentation of the The Nachos on the dinner menu. This magic is kept a secret until they are brought to the table. Crispy nacho chips are loaded up with a sunny side up egg, elk chili, cotija cheese, avocado, fresno chili. The dish comes to the table stacked like a tostada and then the server boldly cuts the stack into quarters in a rocking motion with a Mezzaluna knife. Voila! Sharable nachos are at the ready. Soak them up with a local craft beer such as a Snake River Brewing crisp Pale Ale.


Four Seasons Nachos

Fine Dining Meets the Wild West

For big views of Rendezvous Mountain and a more romantic dining experience, reserve a table for dinner at The Westbank Grill, they are open for breakfast and lunch as well. Inside this steakhouse the vibe is spacious, light and open. The generously proportioned timber beamed ceilings have you feel like you’ve stepped into a mountain cathedral.

On the dinner menu, you can go with seafood or with various steaks and chops from surrounding regions. We went with the seasonal composed plates from the sea, both cooked to perfection and very satisfying. The Sea Bass had a holiday flair with apple brown butter potatoes and oyster mushrooms. The Idaho Red Trout plate was served with cauliflower rice, citrus kale, pancetta, black garlic and sweet paprika sauce. The skin was irresistibly crispy. Toast the table with a well paired wine and don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with a Cowboy Cookie. A delectable warm chocolate chip cookie served in a skillet with vanilla ice cream. It’s a melty chocolate lover’s dream. Say goodnight with an aperitif, get some beauty sleep and be ready to do it all again tomorrow!