I recently went back to Jackson Wyoming to visit my oldest daughter who works for Alpinist Magazine. We tried some new places to eat and went back to the wonderful Lucatelli Café in Victor Idaho, about twenty miles away over a mountain pass. I will always want to go back here on every visit. Here is a more detailed description of our first visit last May, Our Big Lunch at the Lucatelli Café in Victor Idaho (6 Main Street, (208) 787-3463. The current menu has such items as seared duck with pancetta fig sauce elk tenderloin with mushroom Bourbon sauce, and creamy gorgonzola rigatoni with shrimp. We also went back to Shades (great setting and wonderful egg dishes - 75 S. King Street (307) 733-2015) and the Bunnery (great bakery and creative egg dished) for breakfast.
Here are the new selections. There are others covered in an earlier post, Jackson Wyoming Restaurants: A Local’s Favorites. We went to the first two. My daughter has been to the next two and the last got rave reviews by many people.
Stone Table is a new place which specializes in Spanish and Latin American tapas. This place tied the Lucatelli Café for our best meal on the trip. We shared eight tapas including cerviche, Peruvian chicken, chicken with mushrooms and almond sauce, sesame crusted tuna, gambas al Ajillo, tortilla Espanola, churrasco con Chimichurri, and a tenderloin with red potatoes sauted with onion. Everyone was excellent, as were the Argentine wines. It is located at 850 West Broadway in the Grand Teton Plaza (307) 732 – 0500.
The Blue Lion is located in a great setting, a re-done older house painted in warm colors. We had a pleasant meal there. They have a number of elk dishes. The lamb is supposed to be good but we had two versions of the elk, one with green peppercorn sauce and one with Diane sauce. It is located two blocks off the town square at 160 N. Millward St. 307-733-3912
Old Yellowstone Garage is an Italian place that my daughter really likes. It provides Genovese & Piedmont dishes. Sunday is all you can eat pizza buffet night. The Old Yellowstone Garage is located at 175 Center Street (307)-734-6161.
Rendezvous Bistro describes itself as providing American fare but there are many classic French items on the menu including frogs legs Provencale, escargot, saucisson, steak frites, beef Bourgigon, cassoulet, coq au vin, and duck confit. There are stuff from other countries also, including a few Italian dishes. It is located at 380 South Broadway (307) 739-1100.
Snake River Grill is pricey but it also seems to offer value for money. There are many high priced, low value places in Jackson but this appears to be a good one. I liked the option of branding iron of sweet onion rings with two dipping sauces or potato pancake with Stonington Maine smoked salmon, sour cream & shallots for starters. There are some good game and fish stuff for main courses such as Buffalo short ribs in red wine with horseradish potatoes or sides like Parmesan-truffled shoe string potatoes or creamed spinach with chanterelles & Gruyere cheese. If the execution is as good as these choices sound the place should be excellent. We might try it next time. It is located on the Jackson Town Square. (307)-733-0557.
There is a Jackson Hole Blog that provides daily reporting on conditions, events, and happenings in Jackson. It is sponsored by Jackson Hole central Reservations. The Planet Jackson events site and newspaper also has a Planet Jackson blog.