The Resort at Paws Up: A Western-Style Getaway with Great Eats (Slideshow)

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Montana Wilderness
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Montana Wilderness
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View of the Blackfoot River from River Camp campsite at Paws Up.  Each campsite has a glorious view of the river.

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Judith Hannemann

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Paws Up Happy Hour
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Paws Up Happy Hour
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One of the "Happy Hour" canapés. This is seared tuna served on a chile-flavored tortilla chip with radish and green onion.

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Judith Hannemann

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Lunch, Montana Style
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Lunch, Montana Style
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A hearty lunch, served chuck wagon style. Plate includes herbed pita chips, garlic seafood pasta, charred rib-eye, pan-seared scallops, and a salad dressed with a spectacle blue-cheese dressing.

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Judith Hannemann

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Chef Chris
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Chef Chris
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The "Big Ceej" doing some of his own mushroom foraging with the fruits of the morning's wilderness adventure. These are wild chanterelles, which became part of the dinner that night.

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Judith Hannemann

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Dinner at Pomp
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Dinner at Pomp
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One of the highlights of the first-night's dinner at Pomp. Dishes include grilled steelhead trout with baby carrots, pickled beets, shredded radish and nasturtiums prepared by last year's Montana Master Chefs winner Hosea Rosenberg. Wine pairing was a Steel chardonnay.

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Judith Hannemann

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Dessert by Master Chefs
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Dessert by Master Chefs
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This Guinness chocolate cake served with native Montana huckleberries and raspberries was one of the desserts prepared by Montana Master Chefs contestants. The additional whipped cream is an absolute must!

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Judith Hannemann

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Tank and Trough Restaurants
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Tank and Trough Restaurants
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Guests on the standard American meal plan offered by Paws Up have buffet breakfast and lunch here.

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Judith Hannemann

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The Catch
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The Catch
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Mushrooms found during the foraging excursion, as well as a paper wasp nest (it'd been vacated already, thankfully).  

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Judith Hannemann