FOOD & RUNNING
…and running & food. The conclusion of my four-part Jackson Hole recap is pretty darn simple.
Our schedules were filled to the brim this week between meetings and events and wanting to get the insider’s guide to Jackson Hole. Every spare minute was spent on the go.
When my downtime-filled Thursday came along, I decided to devote it to a smorgasbord of local eats, with a little trail running mixed in. Take a look at these pics!
BREAKFAST IN BED
Thursday morning was devoted to breakfast in bed while getting caught up on work.
I walked to Persephone Bakery for the umpteenth time and brought back the Herbed Farm Fresh Omelette (fresh herbs, goat cheese, Summer vegetable hash, fried fingerling potatoes, mustard cream). Obviously it was accompanied by their almond milk latte and toast.
It was decadent and delicious! I worked for a few hours, did some laundry with my convenient washer/dryer, and then got ready for my first and only appointment of the day.
E.LEAVEN FOOD CO.
I met up with Sarah and Mo for our lunch business meeting at E.Leaven Food Company, the cute and cozy restaurant that catered our networking event the night before.
I ordered the grilled veggie sandwich, which was cheesy and the bread delicious, with homemade baked potato chips. Yum!
Sarah got the chicken salad sandwich.
And Mo got this ranch chicken wrap, which was gargantuan.
After our lunch chat, Sarah and I walked back to Persephone Bakery (yep, again) because she was craving a little something sweet. (She opted for the above chocolate-dipped, homemade S’mores!)
Then we parted ways, as Sarah had more work to do, and I had some shopping on my mind.
I popped into Paper & Grace, a stationery & gift shop filled with wonderfully beautiful things! I was looking for a birthday gift for my best friend Emily. These earrings would do!
What next? To my good fortune, next door to Paper & Grace was Coco Love, a gorgeous chocolatier created by Chef Oscar Ortega (Top 10 Pastry Chef in America). YUM!
I was still stuffed from lunch and determined to let that digest before our afternoon run, so—somehow—I walked away empty-handed. Oh, the discipline!
Next on my agenda was the Jackson Mercantile for a special gift (more on that later). Somehow I managed to avoid the $400 temptation of this stuffed “Muskrat in Canoe.” Creepy!
Eating and shopping left me a little on the tired side, so I went back to my room to relax and catch up on emails before our trail run.
A TRAIL TRIAL
Finally, we geared up and made our way for the Cache Creek Trailhead, recommended to us by a handful of active locals.
They also made a point to mention that it was a fairly flat trail, hardly any incline. Um, I’m sorry, which planet are you from?
We ran a total of 4 miles, 2 miles in (and up the mountain) and 2 miles back down. We sprinted every hill; it was a challenging workout!
The views were astoundingly gorgeous (contrary to popular belief, I’m not talking about me).
The sound of the running creek was so refreshing and not something we’re used to hearing in Colorado.
It’s a small and inviting American bistro with a pizza oven in view (my favorite thing). Since it was Cinco de Mayo, we ordered Agave Margaritas and shared two delicious pizzas.
I ordered the Cassina without the sausage (garlic oil, house made pork sausage, goat cheese, roasted wild mushrooms, fontina, basil, and lemon). I am telling you: It was out of this world. Look at the amount of wild mushrooms!
Sarah ordered the Prosciutto & Asparagus pizza, which tasted completely different yet equally delicious (the toppings make all the difference!). I was pleasantly surprised to eat shaved asparagus and earmarked the idea for future pizza recipes!
The restaurant also has an infamous Wheel of Fortune. After every meal is finished, patrons spin the wheel to receive some sort of discount. We got 10% of our bill!
Our last night in Jackson consisted of… a few more margaritas and not enough sleep. Oh, Cinco de Mayo.
WHICH LOOKS THE MOST DELICIOUS?