Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a restful weekend, it was kind of nice to have that rainy Saturday. I literally stayed on the couch under a heated blanket most of the day watching Chef's Table season 1 until I got motivated enough to cook dinner. Sometime's that kind of day is the best kind of day! Do any of you watch Chef's Table? A couple of friends had mentioned I should watch it, so I did! And it's definitely good at working up my appetite, haha, but also good at telling the story's of different Chef's and restaurants around the world!
Speaking of: Today I'm sharing where we ate on our second night in Whitefish, MT - Truby's Restaurant & Bar. SO GOOD. I could really go for the Thai Noodle Bowl that we had right now actually - so so good.
We ended up going to Truby's pretty late that evening because I'd managed to get Sam to the spa after skiing! I loved how late things stayed open in Whitefish! We arrived to Truby's around 8:30 and didn't leave until close to 11pm because we enjoyed the atmosphere so much, and they were open that late!
The atmosphere was very cozy. We had a table by the fire, candles were lit on every table and the lighting was dim, not too dim, but very romantic. Everyone around us seemed to be enjoying their company, drinking wine and weren't in any rush to leave either! I actually like prolonging dinners like that! I mean if you're going out to eat for good atmosphere and good food, you should enjoy it, right? As opposed to when Sam and I eat at home in front of the TV (a little too often, woops) and scarf down our food! Haha. It's just nice to take your time - eat, drink & be merry!
Sam and I LOVED the food. We ordered the Poke as an appetizer, the Thai Noodle Bowl and Smoked Duck Pizza entrees, and a Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding a la mode for dessert and we were as near to being in Heaven as you can be. I can't even give you a favorite item because I liked everything we tried so much! Honestly, go there. If you're in Whitefish or visiting Whitefish - go now!
The owner, Kristin Voisin, started Truby's in 1996 and it's been a local favorite for quite some time! This was one that was recommended to us a lot by people we met on the mountain and I'm so glad we had the opportunity to enjoy it. Kristin grew up in Whitefish and has four kids, one of which is Olympic freeskier, Maggie Voisin - how awesome is that!
- Poke: sashimi grade fresh ahi tuna, wontons, seaweed salad, tobiko, caviar | Such fresh ahi tuna served on top of the crispiest wonton. I like to try new things and this was my first time eating sashimi grade ahi tuna! I really enjoyed it because the fish was so fresh! And of course tuna is Sam's favorite, so he was going to love it from the beginning. This was the perfect light appetizer because it was delicious and left room for our appetizers!
- Thai Noodle Bowl: jumbo tiger prawns, bbq pork, homemade chicken pot stickers, crisp vegetables, asian noodles & curry coconut broth | If you love coconut curry you will LOVE this Thai Noodle Bowl! Thai is one of our favorites kinds of food. This Thai bowl had so much flavor and from the pork & potstickers, to the crisp veggies and noodles it had the perfect combination of texture too. I NEED this recipe or a mock version, it was so good. I wish so badly I could say this was my favorite but it was just too hard to choose between this and the Smoked Duck Pizza because they were both amazing.
Smoked Duck Pizza: house-smoked duck breast, wild mushrooms, balsamic braised onions, prosciutto, fontina cheese, topped w/fresh arugula, port syrup & truffle oil | Are you kidding me? Anything smoked, balsamic anything and prosciutto & truffle oil on anything and I'm sold! This had the PERFECT combination of flavors: smoky, tart, rich, salty and sweet. I have a running list of top pizza's I've ever had (my love of pizza is serious) and this is on it, in the top 3 hands down.
- Bourbon Caramel Pecan Bread Pudding | I usually want to end a meal with something sweet and this did not disappoint! Really glad we had some room to finish our experience with this sweet treat.