MCCALL, Idaho, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Narrows, Shore Lodge's acclaimed fine-dining restaurant overlooking the deep blue waters of Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho, has earned its fifth consecutive Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. The esteemed award recognizes The Narrows for its extensive, well-balanced wine list as it relates to the restaurant's menu, in both price and style. With more than 200 local and regional wines, The Narrows also was commended for its strong and moderately priced selections from Washington, Oregon and California.
"We take great pride in cultivating an eclectic, yet approachable, wine list at The Narrows," said General Manager Dan Scott. "Earning our fifth consecutive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence is not only a testament to the thought and expertise that goes into our wine program, but also a reflection of our continued efforts in providing a world-class dining experience."
The award-winning wine list at The Narrows is further complemented by its rustic, yet elegant, menu. Under the culinary expertise of Executive Chef Steven Topple, The Narrows offers an array of dishes that highlight the seasonal ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. Organic Pacific Northwest beef and Idaho lamb compliment McCall huckleberries and morel mushrooms, creating a dining experience that is truly authentic to the destination. In addition to its celebrated cuisine and acclaimed wine list, The Narrows also is well known for its stunning atmosphere, including floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the breathtaking views that surround the scenic retreat.
Originally from Portsmouth, England, Topple is a seasoned veteran in the luxury resort industry. He has worked under the tutelage of culinary legend Wolfgang Puck in San Francisco and at renowned resorts such as the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rated The Cloister in Georgia and Vail's luxurious Sonnenalp.
About Shore Lodge
Established in 1948 on the sandy shores of beautiful Payette Lake, the recently remodeled Shore Lodge is the premier resort in Idaho and a quintessential mountain retreat. The iconic 77-room boutique hotel boasts three acclaimed restaurants as well as The Cove, a full-service spa offering six treatment rooms and indoor/outdoor immersions pools. Shore Lodge guests also gain access to the Andy North-designed Whitetail Cub golf course, lauded among Golfweek magazine's 'Best Resort Courses.' The course is located within the private 1,300 acre residential community of Whitetail Club, which offers lake, mountain and golf course view home sites, contemporary mountain cabins and an array of its own amenities including a Fish & Swim Club, golf shop and grill restaurant, indoor tennis and fitness facility, as well as a play park and Camp Sharlie day camp for kids. In addition, Shore Lodge offers endless recreation as it is situated on the edge of the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States, three major river systems and the best and most plentiful natural hot springs in the lower 48 states. The resort is also located just 10 minutes from Brundage Mountain, which Ski Magazine has credited with 'the best powder in Idaho' and provides lift-assisted access to more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails.
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