When planning for an exciting 6 day rafting trip on the legendary Middle Fork Salmon River, FOOD eventually becomes a primal thought.
What kind of food do they offer, is it stale camp food? Will I like it, is it fresh, will I be able to eat my greens? Maybe I won’t like anything. Should I bring some snacks just incase?
There’s no doubt, food is a necessity for survival.
But today, our culinary tastes are more sophisticated, edgy, and we want to try new flavors and give our little tastebuds a treat. When out having fun in the wilds of the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness, the exhilaration, physical activity and excitement of a day on the river, going through rapids, laughing, paddling and enjoying the beautiful scenery – that kind of intense activity naturally burns more energy and makes us hungry. Who wants to slam down camp food when you’re on an exquisite adventure through some of the most stunning scenery that North America has to offer. No. We want good food!
Naturally, with Brad Frei at the helm of Adventure Sun Valley, he has always raised the bar on the guest services. In Brad’s own words, “when you book a rafting, kayaking, fishing or cast and blast trip with Adventure Sun Valley, you’ll not only embark on one of the most exciting and rugged wilderness adventures of a lifetime, my hand selected guides and I will SPOIL YOU with great service, great food and warm, fun-loving hospitality.”
REALLY GOOD FOOD ADDS TO THE EXPERIENCE!
When someone else is preparing the food (especially from the perspective of those of us who are the routine household cooks) us kitchen cats appreciate the times when its OUR TURN to be pampered, to kick back and to be served a well prepared, tasty meal. But for all of us humans, kitchen cats or not, our tastebud sensors and feelings of comfort and well-being are more highly amplified when the meal placed in front of us emits a lovely aroma, awakening our olfactory senses. Mmmmm. Oh how we adore when that first bite or two confirms that OUR NOSE IS RIGHT ON! Aroma, fresh taste and deliciousness are splendorous to our human senses. We smile. We are happy. We are elated for the chance to immerse ourselves in outdoor-adventure-loving-foodie-zen.
In the 20+ years since Adventure Sun Valley has been hosting guests into the the heart of the largest Federally Protected Wilderness area in the Continental US, ASV’s culinary ratings have continued to exceed expectations! Combined with a flagship service -> “Pampered Camping” <- Adventure Sun Valley has always served up fantastic meals, from breakfasts, lunch and snacks to guide prepared dinners with select wines and other refreshing beverages, not to mention desserts. ASV has consistently delighted and satisfied its valued guests. When it comes to guest enjoyment and experience, Adventure Sun Valley and the Team, are all determined to go the extra mile to ensure guest comfort and ultimate pleasure.
So here we are. In a previous blog post, I’ve hinted to you that our 2016 meals have been reviewed, revamped and redefined by distinguished Culinary Chef, Trainer & Consultant – Michael Gunyan. Read his story of an epic rise from river guide to meritorious, award winning chef. Michael has been retained by Adventure Sun Valley to consult with us on our river food menu, to help us really give it a standing ovation. On select river trips, Michael will join us to train our guides, teach them new techniques and redefine everything about the foodie experience that is a high priority for our coming season.
Today, March 8, 2016, Adventure Sun Valley is very excited to release the full details of our completed gourmet “chef inspired” menu.
Of course we invite everyone to experience the deliciousness of our new food menu combined with Adventure Sun Valley’s superior river trip. Visit our calendar soon if you’re planning on a Middle Fork Salmon River adventure in 2016, as we’re filling up fast. Click through to visit our river calendar to match your best dates with launch dates that are still available. We’re also starting to book advanced reservations for 2017, so Use our guest availability form or call if you want to check on a launch date in 2016 or ask about a launch date in 2017 or beyond.
If a 6 day river trip isn’t in the cards this year, plan to fulfill your Middle Fork Salmon River Rafting Adventure some time in the future.
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