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heber ctity, Utah
March 4, 2007
The Alpenhof Bistro, formerly Pierre’s Bistro, is our favorite place for lunch at Jackson Hole, now that the Alpenhof’s main dining room no longer serves lunch. Ski down to the Clock Tower. The ticket office/tram building is on skier’s right, the Alpenhof on skier’s left. Go up the outside stairs at the Alpenhof to the Bistro and Bar.The Alpenrose, the best restaurant in Wyoming, is directly below the Bistro. Alpenrose only serves diner, so the Bistro is where its talented chef’s fix lunch. I can’t recommend any particular items on the menu, because we have munched our way through most of the menu, and quality here is remarkably consistent, and consistently good. So order what strikes your fancy. You won’t be disappointed.The Alpenhof is or was owned and operated by a couple from Austria. She runs the hotel, he is head chef, and knows what’s what in the kitchen. Over the years, the menu has changed from a Continental emphasis toward California Yuppie cuisine, a big mistake in my opinion, but there are still some hints of the Old World on the menu. Go for them first, especially anything looking Austrian. We have a favorite table at the Bistro, but I’m not sharing. I don’t want to have to battle a bunch of tourists for it next time. Suffice it to say, the Bistro has some very comfortable arraignments, where you can watch Warren Miller Ski Films on the numerous TV screens around the dining room. Some of these movies include what my be the only verifiable descent of Corbet’s Couloir ever made, but the crashes are more fun to watch. Servings are large, so think twice before adding a salad and/or dessert if you plan to back out and ski.If you are staying at the Alpenhof, go to room first and take off your ski boots. We pack moccasins just for this. Then go eat, and, then back to the room for a shuteye, the prefect ski trip lunch interlude. The Bistro’s inside entrance is on floor two, at the top of the lobby stairs.
If you are staying in town and riding the local bus, a little apres ski at the bar here or at the Mangy Moose will clear out the crowd waiting to get back to town.
From journal A Great Ski Area for Most
November 8, 2004
As fine as it is for dinner, pray that it is open for lunch, which most of the time it isn't.
From journal Ski Jackson Hole for Intermediates