We went to Alaska recently. The trip was amazing. We saw lots of stunning wilderness (see top). Caught some amazing salmon (sockeye! see below). And encountered many grizzly bears - some too close for comfort.
I'll save the rustic, off-the-beaten-path local joints for a future post. But for now, let me tell you about my favorite restaurant in Alaska.
The level of creativity and precision in the flavors that come out of the 229 Parks kitchen are even more remarkable given the resource constraints facing any upscale restaurant in Alaska. It's simply harder to get high quality ingredients, especially in a location so near to Denali, which is largely uninhabited for 6-8 months of the year. So if you make it to 229 Parks after a 13 hour bus ride to Kantishna and back in pure wilderness, as we did, you will really relish it!
And if you're lucky, you may spot a moose as you very slowly walk your stuffed self back to your car. . .
Mile Post 229.7, George Parks Highway