After brunch in Anchorage, we jumped onto the Seward Highway toward Girdwood for our first night's stay. We stayed at the luxurious Hotel Alyeska, which I highly recommend. It's situated "in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views."
We worked up an appetite after a five mile hike behind the resort to reach the hand tram.
For dinner, we drove to Jack Sprat, where the chef's resume includes such high profile restaurants like the French Laundry.
For starters, we couldn't resist their highly acclaimed yam fries. I couldn't believe the size of each fry! They were as big as a biscotti! The fries had a delicate coating rich in garlicky flavor, which was cut by the jalapeno arugula aioli.
Pan seared halibut served over smoked paprika polenta, roasted broccolini, and roasted tomato and oregano vinaigrette.
Aaron opted for the evening special: