Chef’s Dinner at Eagle Rock Lodge with Carl Olsen exclusively for guests of the Lodge

Dining options along the upper McKenzie River are limited, so Eagle Rock Lodge is very pleased to offer personal chef dinners with Chef Carl Olson exclusively for guests staying at the Lodge. Chef Carl is a graduate of the Cordon Bleu, which has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education since 1895. Dinners are a four course chef’s choice menu planned around local seasonal food and specializing in farm-to-table freshness served at 6:30 PM (from Sept 1 – May 15) and 7 PM. At least a 48 hour (2 day) notice is required (and is based on chef availability) – dinner is $45.00 per person (plus gratuity) which is payable directly to Chef Carl (check or cash please). Our B&B is not allowed to sell alcohol but you can bring a wine of your choice to go with your dinner. Feel free to contact Chef Carl directly with any questions or special requests (choivchef@hotmail.com or 541–729-1855).  Remember – dinner at the Lodge is only available to people staying at the Lodge!

SAMPLE menu below – if you have special dining requests or requirements, please let the Chef know ahead of time!:

APPETIZER
Smoked Salmon, Tomato Bruschetta,
Goat Cheese, Chili Oil, Balsamic Syrup
Served on a Lightly Toasted Crostini

FIRST COURSE
Grilled Caesar Salad, Balsamic Syrup,
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

MAIN COURSE
Grilled Steelhead,
Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad,
Lightly Seasoned Mashed Potatoes

DESSERT
Crème Anglaise
Topped with Fresh Berries

Local Eateries include:

Takoda’s Restaurant – 11 miles upriver – inside and outside seating (weather permitting). Nice family restaurant serving burgers, pizza, sandwiches and a few dinner options. Salad bar is available too.  Also has full bar and TVs.   $

Crescent Moon Café – a quick walk from the Lodge – located on the grounds of the McKenzie River Inn. Reservations are required – call 541-822-6260 for more information/menu options.

Vida Café – 6 miles downriver – recently reopened. Homemade local food – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – but only until 7 PM $

From May – October there are 2 local food stands in the Blue River area.  One serves wraps, soups and rice bowls – the other serves burgers.  Both are quite good.  Food is take out – with a few picnic tables if you want to eat by the food stands.

Breakfast (for Lodge guests only) includes:

Wake up to the smell of Oregon Coffee Roaster’s Italian Roast brewing in the main Lodge.

Your cooked to order breakfast starts with fresh fruit, homemade granola (gluten free!), fruit juice and one of Eagle Rock Lodge Innkeeper Nancy’s baked specialties. This is followed by your choice of 3 entrees such as: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Gran Marnier French Toast, Robert’s Famous Poached Egg stackers, and more – served with Applewood smoked bacon or locally produced pork link sausage and our homemade multi grain toast.

If you have special food requirements, pleases notify us at least a week ahead of time so we can meet your needs.