Though winter may be over on our nearby mountain, this does not mean that operations at Mt. Hood Meadows end. The popular ski resort that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year has a summer full of events that are all part of its 2018 Twilight Dinner Series.
This series of themed dinners will be led with menus designed by Executive Chef Daniel DeHay. Beginning on July 14th look for its first themed brewmaster dinner that will be followed up in the coming weeks with a Meteor dinner to celebrate the return of the Perseids, a winemaker’s dinner, a spirits dinner and a mushroom dinner.
“Each menu has been distinctively created and paired with the theme of the evening,” said Mt. Meadows V.P. of Marketing Dave Tragethon in a statement. “The setting will be our mountain-side Alpenstube restaurant with a full view of magnificent Mt. Hood. As we move into the evening the Alpenglow paints Hood in a vibrant pinks and reds. We will run our scenic chair until sunset, allowing diners to then take a glorious twilight ride and take in the sunset over the panoramic horizon.”
Tragethon says those that want to make an evening of it can reserve an RV space (for self-contained RVs or campers only.) Purchasing the dinners, scenic rides and overnight RV spaces online in advance will gurantee you place at a spectacular evening, and get a discount on the lift and RV space.
While three of the dinners are themed with beer (Double Mountain Brewing July 14), wine (Mt. Hood Winery August 18) and Spirits (Clear Creek Distillery September 1); the August 12 Perseids Star Watching Dinner is perfect for families.
“The showers will be dramatic since we have virtually no light pollution on the mountain,” said Tragethon in a statement. “We will have a few telescopes available for close up watching, but the big show will be kicking back on the deck or at your RV spot and watching shooting stars blaze across the night sky.”
August 18 – Wine Festival Dinner Enjoy the afternoon festival – taste a variety of the Northwest’s finest wines from Mt. Hood Winery! Choose your flight and indulge in white wines, award winning Pinot Noirs and our very own Mt. Hood Meadows private reserve labels. Chef Daniel DeHay has designed an extraordinary menu paired with the wines of the Northwest from Mt. Hood Winery. https://www.skihood.com/schedule-events/august/winemakers-dinner
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.