There are a lot of reasons to love The Resort at Paws Up, but one thing we were especially impressed by is their focus on culinary experiences. In addition to special events like Cookbook Live, they have amazing food experiences year-round throughout the resort—everything from made-to-order breakfast in your camp, to the chuck wagon, to fine dining at Pomp.
After talking with Executive Chef Ben Jones, we’re excited to see more of the evolution of dining at Paws Up! Pomp is currently a rustic fine dining restaurant, but Ben is looking to push it even further into a ranch-to-table experience. He currently sources many of his ingredients locally and visits the farmers market each week, and has a vision for a hyper-local dining experience. However, the concept has unique challenges that need to be navigated (for example, there are regulatory issues with sourcing fish, and serving wild game).
We had a series of fun dinners around the fire, so the fine dining restaurant was a relaxing change of pace. There’s a wide variety of options on the menu, but our eyes went straight to the Montana specialties—Elk loin and Aged bone-in Bison Ribeye. We first had bison in Montana almost ten years ago, so an aged ribeye sounded perfect. With the help of Conor, we paired our dinner with an amazing Burgundy wine from the restaurant’s extensive wine list.
We finished off our evening with fancy s’mores by the fireplace in our camp. Conor is also Paws Up’s S’moreologst and gave us some of his tips. We’re looking forward to our next visit with some hands on training. Thank you to The Resort at Paws Up for hosting us.