The Westmark Fairbanks hotel is home to Red Lantern Steak & Spirits, serving upscale American comfort food. The menu is constructed with a conscious effort made to serve as much Alaska-grown food as possible.
WARNING: just reading the descriptions of the following menu items may cause extreme mouth-watering and a grumbling stomach.Whether you’re more of a seafood connoisseur or a meat lover, you can’t go wrong with the Arctic char, grilled with a molasses butter glaze, or the reindeer ragout, a hearty sauce full of vegetables and simmered with Italian and reindeer sausage and pancetta. The all-American meatloaf is served up with aromatic root vegetables like beats, turnips, rutabaga and parsnip, tossed in olive oil and roasted to perfection. Alaska root vegetables, when they’re in season, are so sweet they taste like they’ve been injected with brown sugar.
Alaska-grown ingredients, such as rhubarb and berries, can be found in the signature rhubarb lemonade and such desserts as the berry crumble that is served with locally made ice cream created using locally harvested berries. And a little known fact about dessert in Alaska – Alaskans love crème brûlée as much as the rest of the world! The twist on the popular custard features a Greek flan made with Greek yogurt and orange flavors.
And now that we have sufficiently contributed to your sense of imminent hunger, we have some good news! You, too, can enjoy the delectable cuisine at the Red Lantern, and take the elevator home by booking your next stay at the Westmark Fairbanks.