September 2, 2004
With an original 1907 fireplace as the central focus, the Dining Room combines Northwest character and casual elegance. However, even more than the setting is the "personalized tableside service." Be it a romantic dinner for two or a party of ten, the wait staff are impeccable and "Chef Roy" at the top of his game.
The "Snoqualmie River Hot Rocks" are the real draw here, as the Chef is known to wade the river below to hand-pick hundreds of river rocks that are later cut in half and used to heat your meal tableside! Now that's service.
With seasonal inspired entrees, expect to find the likes of heirloom tomatoes, tomato basil sorbet, "Fresh Chèvre," seared diver sea scallops, black truffles, and my personal favorite smoked Maine Lobster "Thermidor."
Keep in mind Chef Roy was previously named one of PBS's "Rising Star Chefs," so you'll want to stay long enough to sample as many of his creations as possible.
From journal The Spa at Salish Lodge