Wednesday, July 14, 2010

West Yellowstone's Madison Lounge: Wine...and Tapas?

A "wine bar" in West Yellowstone. Yes. Small plates, "tapas", and dishes that include house-made naan, chorizo-stuffed-and-bacon-wrapped-dates, grilled lamb with mint pesto. Yes. Yes. ...and Yes.

The Madison Lounge opened this winter initially offering refreshment of the liquid variety. In late June, a food menu arrived. Thanks to the Lounge and a local caterer joining forces, you now have another option in West Yellowstone when seeking, "real" food.

The simple wine list is a step up from the usual bar-list, but is still an exploration slightly familiar new-world wines. A Rhone or Burgundy would add some diversity...if I had my say...

Tonight we enjoyed the chorizo-stuffed-and-bacon-wrapped-dates, and two specials: the grilled flat-iron steak with red rice and chile-lime butter, and the lamb with Israeli couscous and mint pesto.

The sweet-succulent-savory dates were a hit. I can always tell that I enjoy something when I take bites that are way too big, but these flavor bombs of pork-date-crispy-creamy goodness called for rapid consumption.

The steak and lamb were prepared to the proper temps and the accompanying sauces/butters were thoughtful and tasty! We wrapped things up with the tiramisu brownie; which did a nice re-hash of the traditional flavors - now in brownie form!

Located in the Madison Crossing building (the old Apothecary for old-timers), the Lounge is a great addition to West Yellowstone's food "scene."

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