Summer isn’t nearly ending… at least not for adults.
And while the kids pack up their backpacks and head off to school, here at Paws Up it’s a time of culinary adventure. Educate yourself with exquisite tastes at “The Last Best Food And Wine Festival” or join the “Upper Crust” pie camp featuring Kate McDermott.
This summer’s Montana Master Chefs will be held September 25-28. Our featured chefs this year are Bravo TV’s Top Chefs: Chef Kelly Liken, Chef Brooke Williamson, Chef Ariane Duarte and Chef Elizabeth Binder. Witness the chefs in action during our annual ‘Top Chef Cook Off Challenge’ scheduled on Saturday! The weekend will be one of wining and dining, with featured wineries including Grgich Hills Estate, Merry Edwards Winery and Sokol Blosser Winery. Executive Chef Ben Jones will be assisted by the featured chefs in creating culinary scenery to rival the vistas of “The Last Best Place”.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday you’ll find yourself exploring our 37,000 acres of Montana land through wilderness and ranch adventures with chefs and featured participants. Choose from horseback riding, cattle drive ($100 additional charge), fly-fishing (half day – Montana fishing license additional), sporting clays, rappelling, ATV tour, river float, archery, or a spa treatment. Hot air balloon rides and helicopter tours are also available at an additional charge.
Fast forward to October 10-13 and The Resort at Paws Up will be hosting the Upper Crust camp, a sophisticated pie camp featuring Kate McDermott. By day, experience pie making and baking with Kate, wilderness adventures, and food photography lessons from New York Times photographer, Andrew Scrivani. By night, enjoy cuisine from Paws Up’s Executive Chef and Bravo Top Chef Robin Leventhal paired with exquisite wine, followed by complete relaxation in a luxury vacation home.
It’s an event that promises to be both a learning vacation and a nostalgic experience of good old-fashioned American tastes. Upper Crust at Paws Up has earned a feature in New York Times and is stirring up excitement for pie bakers and pie eaters alike. Under Kate McDermott you’ll learn to bake unrivaled Huckleberry pie, made with fresh Huckleberries from the resort’s hills. Then there are the savory game pot pies destined to add flair to your homemade dinners. The event has our signature Paws Up style, meaning plenty of wilderness and ranch adventures, as well as a Food Photography Workshop. New York Times food photographer, Andrew Scrivani, will lead the photography workshop and will also be our “roving instructor” during Kate McDermott’s workshops to help guests document the art of pie creation.
And, with the kids back in school, it’s prime time for summer romance! Take a look at our Romantic Vacation Packages to start considering your couple’s getaway. Find yourself beneath the “Big Sky” in either a private vacation home or luxury tent. Couples staying at Paws Up can enjoy some fire & fondue for two and/or try the sunset horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride. All after a couples massage, of course.
This is summer wilderness on a silver platter. Served with the freshest ingredients and paired with the finest wines.