Eat Homemade Treats Feed Your Body and Soul
My morning starts with a guided snowshoe adventure exploring The Lodge at Blue Sky’s back country and watching the sun peek over the Wasatch Mountains. Alpine views seem to stretch for miles in every direction and open meadows reveal herds of elk that freely roam throughout the property. The fresh mountain air feels invigorating and exhilarating, while the journey works up my appetite. With only the sound of our snowshoes against the fresh powder, we make our way back to the lodge.
As though The Lodge at Blue Sky’s team has anticipated my post-tour hunger, we’re welcomed into our room by the fragrant smells of lavender and chocolate coming from a specially curated treat basket delivered from Yuta, the resort’s signature restaurant. Yuta’s head chef Galen Zamarra – a James Beard award winner – and his team work closely with Lynsey Gammon, who oversees Gracie’s Farm, the resort’s onsite sustainable farm and greenhouse. Together they grow ingredients that range from herbs and flowers to fruits and vegetables, and the resort also maintains its own bee colony, which regularly produces honey.
I’d read Martha Stewart’s recent blog post about her stay at The Lodge at Blue Sky during the Sundance Film Festival, and she included a detailed mention of the lovely basket she’d received filled with homemade breads, ricotta, herbed butter and jams – all made onsite – and I had to try them for myself.
I feel like a kid in a candy store as I opened the basket to reveal an assortment of freshly baked handmade breads and pastries – sweet and fruity lavender scones, rich pain au chocolat and flaky, buttery croissants – all accompanied by pots of Saving Gracie’s honey, mixed berry jams and a sweet, hand-tied bouquet of wild sage, which grows abundantly throughout the property.
It’s the perfect comfort food to quench the hunger from our snowshoe tour and a reminder of all that The Lodge at Blue Sky’s land has to offer. We spend the rest of the morning relaxing over shared treats, a pot of tea and the sweeping mountain views through our room’s floor-to-ceiling windows.