The tenth day of our trip to Alaska was spent in Girdwood where I spoke to the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (AKACDL). I spent much of today at the speeches, but Jack and I joined AKACDL members on the top of the mountain at the beautiful Glacier restaurant. It was a spellbinding night to take the tram to the top of the mountain for our final evening in Alaska.
Glacier overlooks the mountains and offers extraordinary dishes. I had a steak that was to die for and the crab cake is also quite good. The service and scenery is incredible. The Aurura restaurant is also a good choice, though we were given a free desert of cheesecake before our hike yesterday that almost did us in. They make the cheesecake at the hotel and it is awesome (but hardly an ideal snack for a mountain climbing hike). The hotel also has incredible statues, murals, and decorations from Alaska. Alyeska is a fantastic place to stay.
We also ate at Jack Sprats (photos below), which is a good restaurant but pricey. We were not overwhelmed by the food for the cost frankly. I had the vegetable curry which was very good, though the serving was on the small size. Jack did not like his entrée of a Japanese rice dish. The food overall was a tad bland (except for the curry). Th restaurant itself is cute and near the Alyeska, but it can get crowded.
We will be returning to Washington tomorrow but hope to get in one last hike before heading to Anchorage for our flight home. In the morning, we hope to do the Winner Trail, which is also just off of the Alyeska property.
Here are a few pictures from the top of the mountain at the restaurant.