We arrived too late on our first night to need anything to eat, so our culinary adventures (of a sort) started on a Sunday morning. We grabbed a quick, light breakfast and some coffee at Konditerei Coffee in the Village, and I must say that this was the only "just average" experience we had during our time there. The coffee itself was good, but the food was okay at best and honestly a bit overpriced for what you got. I ordered a chocolate croissant, paid for it, and then was told they didn't have any after I waited 10 minutes for it. They offered me a refund or something in exchange; I chose a slightly less expensive muffin but while I certainly wasn't going to ask them to refund the difference that at least should have been offered, in my opinion. Steve had a breakfast burrito that was...well, let's just say we won't go there. I'll just repeat that at least the coffee was good.
After a long morning of skiing we were famished, and a good thing too, because we headed back to the Lodge for their infamous Sunday Brunch in the Lodge Dining Room. This was by far the most expensive meal we ate on our trip...but hey, it was all-you-can-eat! For the brunch buffet itself and two Bloody Mary's, plus tip, we paid about $90 and it was worth every penny.
|Their fruits, cold salads and cheese selection were, in a word, amazing.|
|Live piano player and crepe station|
|Yum, desserts! (and a random mini quiche at the top, haha)|
|Looking back into the beautiful and nearly empty dining room (we were leaving just as brunch was ending)|
Because we had such a huge, late lunch we just snacked a bit for dinner on Sunday night, and our next real meal out was Monday morning at Moose Girls [located at 360 East Ave.] in Ketchum. We'd had a few people suggest "The Kneadery" to us, but then we heard from other (more reliable) sources that that particular restaurant isn't as good as it used to be. Moose Girls came highly recommended and I am extremely glad that we left the Lodge a bit early and lugged our ski boots the couple blocks from the bus stop to have breakfast here.
We ordered one of their special Monte Cristo breakfast sandwiches, as well as the Salmon Eggs Benedict, and then we split them so that we both got to taste everything! To be honest I'm not quite sure the salmon on the Eggs Benedict was my cup of tea, but in general everything was delicious, portions were hearty, and the hash browns were amazing as well! They have cappuccinos and the like and will refill your cappuccino cup with regular coffee for free, too, which was a huge plus for us.
|Clockwise from top: hash browns, Salmon Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Monte Cristo|
First, our server Jonathan - who was awesome enough to be memorable (and I mean that in the very best way possible) helped us with our beer selection. He let us taste the red ale they had on tap, which was awesome. We liked it and ordered a pitcher for $20! Not too shabby.
|Ninkasi Brewing Company's Believer Double Red Ale|
|Chicken Caesar pizza at Bald Mountain Pizza|
After such a big dinner and knowing that we had plans for a big lunch at the Roundhouse on Bald Mountain for our last day, we didn't do much for breakfast but instead arrived at the top of the Roundhouse Gondola just before noon for an early lunch. We ate in the actual restaurant - though I've heard good things about eating in the bar as well - and had another overall great experience.
|There was a live accordion player...|
|We got to dry/warm our ski boots by a roaring fire|
|And we enjoyed |
|(plus the views were great)|
|Pommes Frites & a Croque Monsieur; a slice of the flatbread on the side|
|Cornerstone Mac-n-Cheese. Don't miss it.|
|Cornerstone bathroom - not the best picture due to dim lighting, but seriously, it was crazy awesome.|
It's supposed to be candy of some sort, but I'm still not sure what exactly it's supposed to taste like. It's awful. I think it may taste as bad as it looks, and that's bad. Avoid it at all costs. Trust me on that.