The historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, located thirty miles north of Yellowstone National Park and near the Pray Mountains in Montana, has been a vacation destination for more than a hundred years. Guests not only come for the first-rate accommodations and the exhilarating springs, but also for the exceptional dining experience. Author and co-owner of the resort, Seabring Davis, has penned a beautiful new book that features recipes from some of the establishments most popular and scrumptious dishes. Woven into the recipes of meal starters, main courses, and desserts, The Western Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes from Montana’s Chico Hot Springs Resort regales readers with the history of the fabulous location. The anecdotes and reminiscences are topped with interesting vintage photographs and lovely pictures of each delectable offering.
A few of the most enticing recipes included in The Western Kitchen are cinnamon bread pudding with vanilla bourbon sauce, four-cheese quiche, gorgonzola au gratin, herb-crusted filet mignon with port wine sauce, and chipotle-lime slaw. In addition to the numerous recipes for desserts like mixed berry cobbler with shortbread topping and red velvet beet cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream, there are wine and spirit suggestions, recipes for cocktails, and tips on how to create delicious sauces and stocks. The Western Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes from Montana’s Chico Hot Springs Resort will help transform a home kitchen into an irresistible destination.
Reviewed by Chris Enss, COWGIRL Book Editor, and a New York Times best-selling author who writes about women of the Old West.