February 23, 2012 (Girdwood, Alaska) – Seven Glaciers Restaurant, the signature dining
experience at Alyeska Resort, announces mid-winter specials and new spring hours starting this
month. The restaurant recently received Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2011 Best of Award of
Excellence Honor, joining only two other recipients in the state of Alaska.
Perched atop Mt. Alyeska at 2,300 feet above sea level, Seven Glaciers is well-recognized for its
unique mountain-top location. The restaurant is surrounded by seven hanging glaciers, peaks of
the Chugach mountain range and views of the Turnagain Arm. The restaurant first opened its
doors in 1994 and has continued its tradition of excellence to this date under the tutelage of
Executive Chef Jason Porter.
For the spring, in addition to lunch and dinner on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the
restaurant will now be serving dinner starting at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday evenings. The last day
of service for the 2011/12 ski season will be Sunday, April 22. Seven Glaciers will resume
summer hours on May 25, 2012 and will be open daily for dinner at 5:00 P.M. through early
Lunch in the wintertime is available starting at noon and dinner service begins at 5:00 P.M. The
lounge area is a popular place for skiers and snowboarders to take a mid-day break to refuel
and take in the views. The new lunch menu features a grilled American bison burger topped
with crispy pork belly, Roaring 40’s bleu cheese, and bacon-onion marmalade and beer-battered
cod served with a lemon remoulade, both entrees are also served with house-cut fries. For
smaller appetites, there are a number of salads and the legendary scallop bisque served with
American caviar, seared scallop, chive oil and topped with an herbed crouton. A little know
fact, the scallop bisque has been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 1994, although each
executive chef has added his own personal touch to the Alaskan classic.
The current dinner menu focuses on local ingredients and fresh seasonal seafood from Alaska.
Chef Porter personalizes the menu with his love for comfort foods and appreciation of the
current farm-to-plate philosophy. In addition to the signature five-course Chef’s Tasting Menu,
the restaurant is offering a new three-course prix fixe menu on Sunday nights from 5:00 P.M. to
7:00 P.M. for only $49. This lighter fare option is proving to be one of the restaurant’s best new
sellers providing dining guests the opportunity sample Chef Porter’s fresh picks. The prix fixe
menu will change weekly.
Under the director of the resort’s sommelier, Seven Glaciers introduced a new wine menu
format this year in an effort to help dining guests find and identify wines more easily. The
menu also includes wine flights providing guests an even greater opportunity to taste a wide
range of wines available.
The wine list also features a special monthly wine or vintner to coincide with the popular Seven
Glaciers Wine Dinner series. The wine dinners offer guests a custom chef’s tasting menu paired
with the featured winery. In March, the feature winery is Duckhorn from Napa Valley. The
dinner is scheduled for Sunday, March 25. The Duckhorn wine dinner menu will be available
on AlyeskaResort.com. April’s wine dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and features wines
from Grgich Hills Estates also from Napa, California. The dinners will start at 7:00 P.M. and
seatings are $165 per person.
The Seven Glaciers team highly recommends advanced reservations and all guests receive a
complimentary scenic tram ride to the restaurant. Restaurant reservations can be made between
9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. by calling 907-754-2237 or online at OpenTable.com. For general
information about the resort, please visit www.alyeskaresort.com or call resort central
reservations at 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880.