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Seven Glaciers Restaurants offers mid‐winter specials and new hours

February 23, 2012 (Girdwood, Alaska) – Seven Glaciers Restaurant, the signature dining experience at Alyeska Resort, announces mid‐winter specials and new spring hours starting this month. The restaurant recently received Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2011 Best of Award of Excellence Honor, joining only two other recipients in the state of Alaska.

Perched atop Mt. Alyeska at 2,300 feet above sea level, Seven Glaciers is well‐recognized for its unique mountain‐top location. The restaurant is surrounded by seven hanging glaciers, peaks of the Chugach mountain range and views of the Turnagain Arm. The restaurant first opened its doors in 1994 and has continued its tradition of excellence to this date under the tutelage of Executive Chef Jason Porter.

For the spring, in addition to lunch and dinner on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant will now be serving dinner starting at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday evenings. The last day of service for the 2011/12 ski season will be Sunday, April 22. Seven Glaciers will resume summer hours on May 25, 2012 and will be open daily for dinner at 5:00 P.M. through early October.

Lunch in the wintertime is available starting at noon and dinner service begins at 5:00 P.M. The lounge area is a popular place for skiers and snowboarders to take a mid‐day break to refuel and take in the views. The new lunch menu features a grilled American bison burger topped with crispy pork belly, Roaring 40’s bleu cheese, and bacon‐onion marmalade and beer‐battered cod served with a lemon remoulade, both entrees are also served with house‐cut fries. For smaller appetites, there are a number of salads and the legendary scallop bisque served with American caviar, seared scallop, chive oil and topped with an herbed crouton. A little know fact, the scallop bisque has been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 1994, although each executive chef has added his own personal touch to the Alaskan classic.

The current dinner menu focuses on local ingredients and fresh seasonal seafood from Alaska.

Chef Porter personalizes the menu with his love for comfort foods and appreciation of the current farm‐to‐plate philosophy. In addition to the signature five‐course Chef’s Tasting Menu, the restaurant is offering a new three‐course prix fixe menu on Sunday nights from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for only $49. This lighter fare option is proving to be one of the restaurant’s best new sellers providing dining guests the opportunity sample Chef Porter’s fresh picks. The prix fixe menu will change weekly.

Under the director of the resort’s sommelier, Seven Glaciers introduced a new wine menu format this year in an effort to help dining guests find and identify wines more easily. The menu also includes wine flights providing guests an even greater opportunity to taste a wide range of wines available.

The wine list also features a special monthly wine or vintner to coincide with the popular Seven Glaciers Wine Dinner series. The wine dinners offer guests a custom chef’s tasting menu paired with the featured winery. In March, the feature winery is Duckhorn from Napa Valley. The dinner is scheduled for Sunday, March 25. The Duckhorn wine dinner menu will be available on AlyeskaResort.com. April’s wine dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and features wines from Grgich Hills Estates also from Napa, California. The dinners will start at 7:00 P.M. and seatings are $165 per person.

The Seven Glaciers team highly recommends advanced reservations and all guests receive a complimentary scenic tram ride to the restaurant. Restaurant reservations can be made between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. by calling 907‐754‐2237 or online at OpenTable.com. For general information about the resort, please visit www.alyeskaresort.com or call resort central reservations at 907‐754‐2111 or 800‐880‐3880.

About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)

Alyeska Resort is Alaskaʹs premier year‐round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award‐winning 304 room full‐service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and is home to the northernmost temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountains. Alyeska Resort stands out in ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest‐continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800‐880‐3880.

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