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Notes from the North

August 17, 2011

August in Alaska is for Gourmets!

Hi Notes from the North Subscriber!

This year's season is almost at an end, but we wanted to share some news and event info, just in case you'll be in the area.

Be it on the white tablecloths of Talkeetna's Foraker Restaurant, or the rustic tables of Fox Island Day Lodge, we pride ourselves on delivering the best of Alaskan cuisine. Join us—on land or afloat—in Seward, Whittier, or Talkeetna. We've got something special for you.

[Dry-Aged Ribeye at Foraker]


The Resurrection Roadhouse

Seward, Alaska
Most people think "beer" when they hear "roadhouse"—and we've certainly got that covered!—but we're proud to announce that the Resurrection Roadhouse has been recognized with Wine Spectator's 2011 Award of Excellence for its diverse and well-chosen wine selection. 

We're also proud of Chef Erik Slater, who was chosen to represent the State of Alaska in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off earlier this month. Competition was fierce, and ultimately Alabama won the day, but Chef Erik was honored to serve as our ambassador of cuisine, and looks forward to a re-match next year.

[Chef Erik Slater]

Seward Windsong Lodge

Seward, Alaska. Through Sep 11
Now through the end of the season, enjoy 10% off either a one- or two-night Room and Cruise package, combining comfortable accommodations at Seward Windsong Lodge with a breathtaking Kenai Fjords National Park glacier tour. While you're with us, perhaps you'll take the opportunity to treat yourself to the garlic-sautéed Alaska spot prawns that earned Chef Erik a trip to New Orleans!

Book your Overnight with Cruise or 3 day /2 night Room with a Cruise now, or call 1-877-777-4079.

The Fox Island Escape

Resurrection Bay. Through Aug 28
Looking to really get away from it all? Spend three days and two nights amid the wild isolation of Resurrection Bay, where skilled executive chef Brad Pryor serves gourmet Alaskan lodge cuisine to a handful of guests. All of your meals, an all-day kayaking trip, and a 9-hour Northwestern Fjord tour are included in our Fox Island Escape package.

It's only available through August 28, so if you're interested, book or call us at 1-877-777-4053.

[Incredible Fare on Fox Island]

The Fall Wine Dinner

Talkeetna, Alaska. Sep 3
A long-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient, Foraker Restaurant at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is known for its incredible multi-course gourmet events. This year's Fall Wine Dinner will be no exception; Chef Zimny's inspired menu features duck, pheasant, lobster and boar, paired with an array of organic pinots from Oregon's celebrated King Estate Winery.

Limited seating is still available for this September 3 event, with a special room rate for Wine Dinner guests. Call 1-888-959-9590 to reserve your seat!

[Wine and Fire]

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Talkeetna, Alaska. Through Sep 17
If you can’t make it for the Fall Wine Dinner, you can still enjoy Chef Zimny's cuisine nightly in the Foraker Restaurant. The season ends September 15th, however, so whether by plane, train or automobile, join us in Talkeetna, spend a night in a mountain-side room, and save 50% off your second night's stay.

Call us at 1-877-777-4067 to book now.

The 10am Kenai Fjords National Park Tour

Seward, Alaska. Through Aug 28
Kenai Fjords Tours' 10am National Park Tour is an 8.5-hour exploration of the wonders of the Park, that also happens to feature an exclusive visit to Fox Island, where guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat wild Alaska salmon and prime rib dinner in the Day Lodge. Tours booked online receive free passes to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, too, where you can can see some of our state's most awe-inspiring land mammals.

August 28 is this tour's last sailing of the year, so book online, or call 1-877-777-4051 today!

[Grilling Salmon]

Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises

Whittier, Alaska. Through Sep 11
A hot Alaska king crab cake lunch, served amid glaciers? … now that's a taste of Alaska. From touring a working hatchery to the majesty of Esther Passage and the wonder of Surprise Glacier, you'll see Prince William Sound in a whole new light aboard the Wilderness Explorer glacier cruise.

It only runs through September 11 this year, so book soon, or call 1-877-777-4054.

Stay Tuned!

We're still finalizing the details of our 2012 season. Look for an issue of Notes from the North in early October with specific opening and closing dates for the coming year, along with some early-booking special offers. If you're currently planning a 2012 trip, we suggest speaking with one of our Alaskan travel planning specialists, at 1-877-777-2805. Looking forward to seeing you in Alaska!

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation