Each February, the Talon Lodge & Spa culinary team of 5 chefs, gather to share ideas, recipes and creations in the attempt to push the culinary arts envelope and finalize the 2018 Talon Lodge menu.
Our 5 chefs gathered in Arizona and put all of their skills to work. The outcome was extraordinary!
For those guests who will be joining us in 2018, the culinary experience will exceed all expectations. When you have fresh Salmon, Halibut, Sablefish, Alaska Prawns, Dungeness Crab as your foundation, and then wrap each dish with Talon’s farm-to-table approach, exceeding expectations becomes the norm at Talon Lodge & Spa.
Special thanks to – Culinary Team for May, June & July: Executive Chef David Sherman, Sous Chef Nicolas Herman and the Culinary Team for August & September: Executive Chef Robert Reardon, Sous Chef Tom Baumbach and our Full Season Pastry Chef Laurie Rhoden.
It’s going to be a great summer!
When you combine Alaska, Alaska Fishing, Alaska Beauty, with James Beard Award Winning Chefs, Michelin Star Chefs and Talon Lodge’s Gourmet Chefs, then you have a recipe for memories that will last a lifetime.
This is exactly what has been created at Talon Lodge & Spa.
The open-air Show Kitchen is located next to the Talon Lodge Beach Bar and provides guests with a culinary experience that cannot be found elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.This is where appetizers are created in front of you eyes. This is where nightly cooking demonstrations are presented. This is where great chefs from around the world share their secrets with Talon Lodge guests.
In 2018, our chef team is preparing a cooking class agenda for our guests who do not want to fish or want to stay back at the lodge for a day. This activity will include the proper preparation of Alaska Salmon or Alaska Halibut. The instruction will allow guests to prepare their own meals, under the watchful eyes of our chef team.
Alaska’s best salmon fishing is combined with the number 1 rated Alaska adventure resort and Alaska’s finest culinary experience.
There is nothing like Talon Lodge, and there is nothing like the Talon Lodge Show Kitchen!
Talon Lodge and Spa is more than just a great fishing lodge. Whales, Bears, Eagles, Otters, Sea Lions are only the beginning of the adventure. Now add our new ATV fleet, our custom vessels, kayaks and great hiking trails to the mix. Now you have an adventure package that cannot be matched.
When you’re done with the Adventure, rejuvenate yourself at are massage and wellness pavilion for a Yoga experience that you’ll never forget and a massage treatment that is aimed at making you forget everything!
The Adventure and Wellness Package is May 21-25. Space is limited so call today.
1-800-536-1864 for Reservations!
Sablefish is one of the delicacies that can be caught in the waters that surround Talon Lodge. Sablefish are found in very deep water, about 700ft, and require some pretty flat seas to be successful. Alaska Sablefish filets are sweet and contain a lot of oil. Overcooking Alaska Sablefish is almost an impossibility. Click on the following link to view our new Alaska Sablefish recipe: Miso Marinated Sablefish with Forbidden Rice and Braised Bok Choy
Picture this: After a long day filled with adventure on a fishing boat in the waters of Sitka Sound, you arrive back at your luxury lodge Alaska, greeted by a glass of wine and the prospect of a relaxing tropical-style massage – the waves lapping the shore and the crackling of a fire beside you. This dream can be a reality when you stay at the best luxury lodge Alaska: Talon Lodge is home to a truly unique spa experience – an outdoor massage center.
Fishing trips in Alaska: The phrase likely sends images of adventure in the wild to your mind. And, reality doesn’t disappoint: Fishing in Alaska really is fantastic. And, when you stay at the Talon Lodge, your fishing trip will be better than you can imagine. That’s because our private island is not only home to the best fishing in Alaska, it is the site of a relaxing outdoor spa, one of the best outdoor beach bars in America, luxurious lodgings, and world-class cuisine and spectacular wine list. Let’s take a look at some of the luxuries you can enjoy during your fishing trips to Alaska at the Talon Lodge.
What makes small towns so special? Maybe it’s because the surrounding beauty is mostly untouched, allowing the rugged nature of the earth to shine through. Or, maybe it’s because of the people, and the way they form long-lasting friendships as they work tirelessly to preserve the history and uniqueness of their town. Regardless of the reason, small towns hold a special place in the hearts and minds of many people across the world. And, Sitka is ranked as one of the best small towns to visit in the U.S. by Smithsonian Magazine! Sitka is timeless; a small fishing village located on an island, on the outer coast of Southeast Alaska. Once the capital of Russia’s land holdings in North America, Sitka is rich with history and culture that will surprise any and all visitors who visit its shores. This makes it the perfect destination for your Alaska fishing vacation.
Sitka: You don’t often hear of this small town. That’s because it is a hidden gem – a place so special, it is widely accepted as the most beautiful town in Alaska. Why is Sitka so unique? We obviously love where we’re located – the Talon Lodge is situated perfectly on a private island with a stunning ocean view. Let’s look at why Sitka is such a fantastic place to live and visit.
It’s important to have a little adventure in your life. What is adventure, you might ask? According to speaker Frosty Wooldridge, adventure is “…your willingness to conquer…and to present yourself at the doorstep of nature. That creates the experience.” Do you have adventure in your life? If you feel it’s time to have some exhilaration and adventure in your life, consider presenting yourself at the doorstep of nature in Sitka. Alaska fishing vacations at Talon Lodge are unforgettable. You’ll be immersed in the wild beauty of our state. You’ll find exhilaration in your first catch. You’ll find rest at our relaxing, luxurious lodge.
When people visit Talon Lodge, they have an unforgettable experience. Often, many of our guests about their experience after their trip. A few years ago, Talon Lodge hosted the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s (ASMI) culinary retreat. ASMI flew in two chefs who prepared freshly caught salmon and other seafood in our outdoor bar area. Many of the guests wrote about the trip, and included stunning photography. We think it’s worth it to visit these blogs: The gorgeous photos of Alaska, and the descriptions of the fishing and the beauty of the area offer a wonderful glimpse into Sitka.