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Tour of Alaska’s Cuisine

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There are really good reasons to go to Alaska – all the year round. The stunning scenery, the types of bears, the highest mountain in the USA, the wildlife and birdlife, the Northern Lights and the Iditerode. But where you aware that Alaska has one of the highest densities of restaurants or eateries per capita the the US?
It is not just about fine dining in smart restaurants but includes all levels of eating establishments and all kinds of recipes. The diverse background of Alaskans has lead to an array of influences in the food on offer, ensuring that you have plenty of choice.
It would be tempting to think that Alaskan cuisine is based on the harvest from the sea and this is a big factor when looking at the menu. However you would be surprised at how much food is home grown. During the summer most reasonable sized towns and cities have a number of Farmer’s Markets offering home grown vegetables, fruit, cheese, meats, fresh (very) seafood, honey and ice cream every weekend. And if you really want to ensure your food is super fresh, many of the farms in Fairbanks, Matanuska Susitna Valley and on the Kenai Peninsula offer pick you own fruit and vegetables.
You will be very pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the cooking even out in the remote lodges in the Parks and in the wilderness. A wonderful way to end a hard day kayaking, whale watching, hiking or wildlife tracking is with a gourmet meal and a view to remember. Or even be tempted to sign up for cookery classes while staying at one these lodges to learn how to make the most of the Alaskan provender.
There are nearly 20 breweries spread across Alaska to help you celebrate the never ending midnight sun or the long hours beneath the northern lights. Should you be in Alaska in October you could join the Alaska Railroad’s Annual Great Alaska Beer Train to the outstanding views to Turnagain Arm.
Or a bottle of Alaskan wine made from mountain berries may well suit your meal and then take home a souvenir bottle of vodka, whiskey or gin made with water from an iceberg that has just broken off a glacier.
If you mouth is watering or you want to explore Alaska and all that it has offer, then contact us on: Tel: 01323 446550 or email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk


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