The Lakefront Anchorage, Official Host Hotel For The Iditarod, Announces Cash Prize And Five-Course Dinner For First Musher To The Yukon

Mar 03, 2016, 15:04 ET from Millennium Hotels and Resorts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of the start of the iconic Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, The Lakefront Anchorage, a 29-year official sponsor and host hotel, announces a $3,500 cash prize and an indulgent five-course feast for the first musher to the Yukon award.  

Known as The Last Great Race on Earth®, the ceremonial start for this year's Iditarod will be held in downtown Anchorage on March 5, with the official start following the next day in Willow Lake, Willow.

"Our Executive Chef Bobby Sidro and his team are thrilled to play a role in this legendary event and showcase their passion for innovative, local cuisine," said Carol Fraser, general manager of The Lakefront Anchorage. "The meal served to the first musher features the freshest Alaskan seafood in a variety of creative dishes. For a uniquely Alaskan event, the hotel's culinary team will be donning tuxedos while preparing this feast on camp stoves in Ruby, Alaska!"

The special wine-paired dinner menu includes:

  • Copper River smoked salmon bisque
  • Jumbo Kodiak scallops with saffron cream sauce
  • Potted shrimp with arugula and a rosé balsamic vinaigrette
  • Choice New York strip with porcini mushroom sauce, paired with king crab cake and chipotle aioli; couscous, brocollini and baby carrots
  • Raspberry sorbet

The $3,500 After Dinner Mint will be presented on an Alaskan gold pan, accompanied by a bottle of Dom Pérignon.

In addition to this celebratory meal, the culinary team will also be serving up an authentic Alaskan dinner for 800 people at the annual awards banquet when the Iditarod culminates in Nome on March 20.

The only lakeside hotel in Anchorage, The Lakefront Anchorage overlooks Lake Spenard and Lake Hood, the world's largest and busiest floatplane base. The hotel, which recently completed its third and final phase of upgrades including the unveiling of 248 refreshed guest rooms and building exterior enhancements, is ideally situated for exploring Alaska, as it is just ten minutes from downtown Anchorage with a plethora of activities nearby including fishing, hunting and hiking. For more information on The Lakefront Anchorage, visit

About The Lakefront Anchorage:
Located on the scenic shores of Lake Spenard and next to Lake Hood, The Lakefront Anchorage is ideally situated for exploring Alaska. Just a mile from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and a ten-minute drive from downtown Anchorage, The Lakefront is not only the base for the famous Iditarod Dog Trail Sled Race, it's also the perfect springboard for enjoying activities such as fishing, hunting and hiking. Nestled against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, this charming hotel features contemporary comforts with an authentic mountain lodge feel throughout its 248 guest rooms and suites. Visitors have a front row seat for stunning sunsets and natural Alaskan beauty from the tables at Flying Machine Restaurant, Fancy Moose Lounge and The Deck at Lake Hood. The Lakefront Anchorage also offers 6,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event spaces.

About Millennium Hotels and Resorts:
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