Imagine an event packed week of riding, activities such as kayaking, hiking, or fishing, and nights full of fun at musical campfires and singing at the saloon. Here at Red Horse Mountain this jam-packed week is topped off with a gourmet wine dinner, adding an elegant twist to an adventurous week at one of the top dude ranches in the west. At Red Horse Mountain you will find yourself getting closer to your family and loved ones as you sit down together for every meal, and our end of the week wine dinner is the perfect way to end the week! It also gives the adults a chance to enjoy some wine and courses that are served beautifully plated, while the kids have a blast playing games at campfire meadow and enjoying their own meal of homemade mac & cheese and chicken tenders. So, what does a 5-course dinner at a dude ranch consist of?
On the menu…
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Amaretto Creme Fraiche and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pan Seared Steelhead Trout served over Wilted Spinach with Brown Butter Sauce and Crispy Shallots
Thyme Roasted Beef Shoulder Tender with Fingerling Potatoes, Broccolini, and Huckleberry Demi Glace
Last but not least, Tiramisu!
This is a delicious example of our wine dinner menu, but chefs Steve and Lauren also love to switch it up! Oh, and we can’t forget about the wine! After enjoying an hour or so of wine tasting paired with gourmet cheeses, your meal begins with a glass of Champaign that will be waiting for you at our carefully set tables. For each course, individually brought out to your setting, you can enjoy a wine specifically paired for the menu. To top it off, your meal is also served with Lauren’s delicious homemade bread (a staff favorite!).
Here are a few thoughts from our chefs Lauren and Steve about 5-Course:
Wine night was great because everyone just got together in a fine dining setting, let loose, and enjoyed great wines, food, and stories. The vibe on wine night, from happy hour right on to the end, was just awesome to be a part of. It was so humbling when the guests would invite Lauren, Laura, and I to the dining room after wine dinner and give us a standing ovation. -Steve
We’ve had several seasonal chefs over the years; the wine dinner is really our night to share our passion for food. The chef has a lot of creative freedom with the menu and I love to see what they come up with, week after week. Each chef’s style is different; I love to see how they decide to plate and present each dish and to taste how all the flavors come together and how the food pairs with the wine we have chosen. Food is communal; it brings people together. I grew up in a very tight-knit extended family. We were so close because we all (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins) came together for family meals on a regular basis. When the family is gathered around the table, we become involved in each other’s lives and our relationships are strengthened. -Lauren