Archive for June, 2009

Black Truffle Sacchetti with Slivered Asparagus Featured at Laughing Horse Lodge this Week!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

“Whiskers on kittens and warm woolen mittens…” yes, those are two of my favorite things, but in the spring my thoughts and my kitchen turn to two other favorites…black truffles and fresh asparagus. This week (June 17th – 21st) Laughing Horse Lodge is pleased to present a deceptively simple yet flavorful dish featuring both.


Slivers of black truffle are folded into a lovely blend of three Italian cheeses and spooned into petite pasta sachets which are tossed with julienned asparagus and a simple garlic-infused brown butter sauce. Of course the dish wouldn’t be complete without a splash of fresh herbs from the Horse’s garden.


Pair this dish with a cool Lodge salad of organic greens and a bright Hacienda Molleda Garnacha from Zaragoza and you have a perfect meal for a warm Swan Lake evening.


For dinner reservations, call 406-886-2080

As Gaelic as it Gets! Ola Dubh and Max Hay Perform at Laughing Horse Lodge

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

When it comes to the fine arts of distillation, brewing and music, one cannot discount the genius of the Scots. Laughing Horse Lodge is pleased to present Max Hay performing some foot-stomping Celtic tunes along with Ola Dubh (or ‘Black Oil’)  a collaboration between Harviestoun Brewery and Highland Park, Distiller of the Year*. This nectar of the gods is based on Harviestoun’s award-winning Old Engine Oil. With more than a stylistic nod to the classic Imperial Porters (and Stouts) of the nineteenth century, this deliciously rich, dark, 8% a.b.v. beer is the first ale to be aged in malt whisky casks from a named distillery and, with traceable casks and numbered bottles, the rest with genuine provenance.

So make the call and reserve your spot at the Horse for a glass of Black Oil, a delicious Shepherd’s Pie and Max crooning out the Black Velvet Band! June 25th, 7pm. 406-886-2080