Salish Lodge and Spa, Snoqualmie, WA

One person’s inclement weather is another’s opportunity for an “atmospheric” experience and photo op! It’s hard to imagine a more stunning location for a single malt Scotch with lunch than the dining room at Salish Lodge. Only 30 miles from Seattle, the lodge, built in 1988, stands adjacent to the spot where the Snoqualmie River plunges nearly 270 feet (100’ higher than Niagara Falls) into a deep pool of roiling froth. (The photo shows the lodge through a veil of spring mist.) The lodge and grounds were featured in the 1990’s Twin Peaks television series. Chef de Cuisine Jack Strong creates wondrous presentations featuring Northwest cuisine with seasonal ingredients and local cooking techniques. My Glenmorangie 10 year old complemented the salmon salad beautifully. My dining partner enjoyed a selection of artisanal cheeses with a Glenlivet Nadurra 16 year old.

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