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Glacier National Park: Russell's Fireside Dining Room

Lake McDonald Lodge is located on the shore of a nine-mile lake in the middle of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The century old lodge is beautiful and stately, calling back to an earlier, more gracious time. Russell's is the elegant dining room that provided me with the perfect way to end a long day of travel.

Dinner, of course, starts with bread.

The salad's light dressing nicely highlighted the very fresh greens.

Trout seemed like the best way to enjoy local ingredients. I'm used to Rocky Mountain rainbow trout. This turned out to be steelhead trout, which is the thickest, pinkest trout I've every seen. I checked with my server to be sure that I hadn't received someone else's salmon. The fish was perfectly cooked. The thick cut made for a very hearty dinner.

The huckleberry is the local berry---you run into it everywhere in and around the park. This pie gave me a good way to enjoy and appreciate the berry, which is fairly delicate. It is small and not overly sweet with a nice combination of sweetness and tartness.

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