About 8 miles south of the bustling Denali Park entrance area sits the restaurant and tavern, 229 Parks.
It is located at mile 229 on the Parks Highway-hence the name.
After years of hearing how amazing the food is and learning it has been featured in many articles and is Zagat rated, I knew I had to give it a try, even with the expected high price tag.
It didn’t take much convincing to get two of my friends to join me.
We started with a few appetizers: ginger and beef tenderloin soup, chicken flatbread and Alaskan King Crab cakes.
All three were delicate and delicious. The ginger and beef soup was especially good.
For dinner I ordered pan-seared scallops wrapped in bacon and served on a bed of potatoes with green beans and prosciutto.
The scallops were amazing! I ate each and every bit of it.
For dessert we all got fresh berry tarts. Mmm!
I washed everything down with homemade lemonade.
Every last bite was delicious and I especially enjoyed the beautiful plating and the fresh garnishes: spinach, various lettuces and flowers grown in the owner’s garden.
About 20 minutes in to dinner, we all decided we had to come back and get desserts and coffee one night before the end of the season.
Being the great fiance that I am, I brought Ventsi home a tart (he woke from a deep sleep and devoured it in two bites!).
229 is a fantastic restaurant. I highly recommend it to anyone in the Denali Park area.