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Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa Opens New Spur Restaurant & Bar

Executive Chef Kevin Humphreys at the Helm of Jackson Hole’s Newest Restaurant

Taking elevated mountain cuisine to a new level, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa opened Spur Restaurant & Bar on December 21, 2012 in Teton Village, Wyoming, at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Unveiling a redesigned space and menu, Executive Chef Kevin Humphreys features high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients that transform simple, home-style favorites into flavorful, seasonally-infused dishes.

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa is a leading destination for après ski and dining, and Chef Humphreys and his team continue that tradition with the opening of Spur Restaurant & Bar. Structural improvements include expanded bar and dining room seating, contemporary Western décor and sprawling new windows, creating a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Locals and return guests will find that Chef Humphreys has kept some of the menu favorites from the previous restaurant, Cascade, as well as many of the seasoned staff.

“We are excited to offer this dynamic, new venue to the community,” said Jamie Yarrow, MetWest Terra Hospitality president. “Jackson Hole has established amongst the culinary scene with a collection of unique dining experiences: Spur will quickly become a favorite, offering a creative, quality product at an approachable price.”

The 2,600-sq. ft. restaurant, expanded outdoor terrace and lower lobby were designed by TruexCullins Interiors. The new space makes room for 150 seats, two bar areas featuring booths, community tables and high-top tables, perfect for the new shared plate menu offerings. Continuing the traditional Jackson Hole legacy style, paired with a contemporary western vibe, the interior has been designed using a mix of recycled corral board wood, burnished steel and antiqued mirrors. The restaurant is further accented with handcrafted bar and table tops created from reclaimed Douglas Fir beams, complemented by deep and subtle earth tones.

Named Best Executive Chef four years running in the local JH Weekly poll, Chef Humphreys’ dedication to local and regional food sources, and organic and sustainable farming can be seen through his careful selection of ingredients. Chef Humphreys has woven in distinctive flavors throughout his new menu including an assortment of appetizers and shared plates – perfect for après ski. The $4 “Bar Bites” menu includes Croquetas made with Teton Creamery Yellowstone cheese, and Devil’s on Horseback – dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in Applewood bacon. Other shared plate options include Elk Stuffed Peppers, Teton Waters Ranch Steak Tartar and 307 Fries, smothered in elk gravy and Lark Meadow Farm cheddar cheese.

The entrée menu continues the restaurant’s focus on high quality, locally and regionally sourced products. Highlights include the Snake River Farms Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin with scalloped sweet potatoes, Swiss chard and pear ginger chutney; Spur Buffalo Short Ribs braised in Zonker stout served with Anson Mill grits, chard and onion marmalade; or the Nebraska Wagyu Sirloin with salsify puree, roasted mushrooms and smoked onion jus. Entrée choices range from $18-$35.

After a day on the mountain, Chef Humphrey’s beloved après ski menu will include bites and hand-crafted Jackson-themed cocktails. Guests can enjoy the Wyoming Wildflower made with Grand Teton Vodka, Wyoming wildflower honey and garnished with mint and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, or Meet Your Maker with Maker’s Mark, ginger syrup and lemonade, among other creative infused options. A new extravagant European draft beer system will offer eight beers on tap, featuring Snake River and Grand Teton Breweries.

“It is every chef’s dream to name, create the menu and help design the space for their own restaurant,” said Chef Humphreys. “I am honored that the ownership and management team of MetWest Terra Hospitality has given me this opportunity to build on the established dining experience at the hotel. My team and I look forward to welcoming back our devoted clientele, as well as new visitors and locals to try our exciting new menu.”

Spur Restaurant & Bar is open daily for breakfast 7– 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; après ski 4 – 6 p.m.; and dinner 5:30 – 10 p.m. For reservations, please call (307) 732-6932.
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