It seems a new Valley restaurant relationship has been formed. For those who love food, it’s a perfect partnership.
Summer 2013 once again brought change to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, as it underwent its second ownership change just in five years. BrightStar Golf, who bought the club from Quadrant in 2008, sold the private Tournament Players Course (TPC) golf club to Arcis Equity – who in turn hired Columbia Hospitality to run the facility.
Columbia Hospitality operates multiple area boutique hotels, including the iconic, popular Salish Lodge, with its team of culinary experts running the renowned restaurants at the Lodge.
So it was no surprise when Columbia took over TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, that its restaurants might receive a bit of ‘Salish infusion.’ And that’s exactly what happened.
Salish Lodge Executive Chef and Culinary Director, Shannon Galusha, stepped in and revamped all of the TPC restaurant menus – from breakfast and dinner. Those famous lodge flapjacks and steel-cut oatmeal? They’re now available with golf course and mountain views, complete with fresh, local honey butter and homemade jams.
As is the case at the Salish Lodge, TPC is now practicing the restaurant art of ‘farm to table,’ meaning they find local, quality Snoqualmie Valley ingredients to create dishes, delivering them your table.
Almost everything is on the TPC menus is now homemade. After the menu was redesigned and debuted in early November, Columbia Hospitality Food and Beverage Director, Otto Sperka, stepped in as a fresh face to continue running all things restaurant at the golf course.
Another big change? Historically, if you live in Snoqualmie and want a weekday breakfast out, you’d have to travel to North Bend to find fresh-cooked breakfast fare. But not any longer. Breakfast is now available in Snoqualmie six days a week – and ALL day. So if you crave breakfast for dinner, they can make that happen.
My husband and I stopped by to test out the new breakfast menu this past sunny Saturday and were not disappointed. I’d eaten at TPC a few times before and was always pleased, but this new menu took the food to a different level… a Salish level so-to-speak. Plus the view of the Cascades is hard to beat.
My omelette was perfect, the potatoes were too plentiful and the local jams and bread left me full – because I couldn’t stop eating. Gone are the traditional, boring frozen shredded hashbrowns. They’ve been replaced by fresh, almost smashed, yukon gold potatoes – infused with fresh rosemary and other fresh spices.
My husband had something called a Croque Madame – thick toast, ham, cheese and cream sauce served in a personal-sized cast iron skillet. It was so pretty, I didn’t want him to eat it.
The portions are big so you need to be hungry, with the prices equivalent to many area restaurants. All and all it was a great breakfast experience.
Currently, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge has about 650 families that are members of the club. Matt Brown, Director of Membership, says they try and keep the club family focused, understanding the demographic of Snoqualmie. He said adding the outdoor pool and keeping the club family-oriented has helped it continue growing and evolving over the years.
Brown added that with the new menu, along with the mountain views, which he says he will never tire of, he hopes more members will fill TPC restaurants – asking, “How can you beat this?” while pointing out the restaurant window.
To check out the new TPC ‘Salish infused’ menus visit TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Dining website page.
Next up? Dinner out.