Life is filled with pairs. We pair a fine wine with cheese or chocolate, we pair a craft beer with buffalo wings, and we pair winter with skiing. But on the chilly days when you want to escape indoors, get inside and pair food with one of these warm, cozy indoor winter activities. You don’t have to leave Jackson to escape the cold this winter, escape instead to incredible food experiences elevated by their views, art, and goods.
Food and Art
One Thursday evening per month, the National Museum of Wildlife Art hosts a Mix’d Media event. This month’s event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18. Mix’d Media pairs eating, drinking, and activities with the museum’s exquisite art and unrivaled elk refuge views. For January, the event will pair specialty food from Palate with beers from four local breweries: Grand Teton Brewing, Melvin Brewing, Roadhouse Brewing, and Snake River Brewing. In addition, give it your all as you sing karaoke or create some art of your own when you make your own coasters. This event is free to the public, and members receive one free drink. Mix’d Media is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Heather James Fine Art and SG Capital Management.
Food and a Show
Cap off the holiday season with Jackson Hole Playhouse’s production of Snowed Inn for Christmas. This is the last week for guests to enjoy this hilariously charming Christmas show as they delight in an unbeatable fine dining experience in the Playhouse’s Saddle Rock Saloon. Your ticket includes a choice of entrée, salad, bread rolls and soft drinks. The chef salad is a satisfying starter with dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, and sliced almonds. The roasted tomato vinaigrette is a must-try. For your entrée, choose between the cherry glaze duck, halibut wellington, plum roasted ham shank, chateaubriand, or roasted stuffed Portobello mushroom. Tickets are $75 for adults, $65 for youth aged 13 to 17, and $50 for children ages 5 to 12. Specialty cocktails, including a cozy mulled wine, beer, and desserts are available for additional purchase. The real treat of this experience is your singing servers and bartenders, performing holiday favorites. They bring these tunes to life with personality and pizazz.
Food and Shopping
On Saturday pop over to the Center for the Arts for the first ever Jackson Hole Beer and Gear Expo. From 4 to 9 p.m. in the center theater lobby, check out fresh gear finds from local and regional vendors. Your $10 admission ticket will include a food and beer voucher, which can be redeemed for beer from Melvin or Snake River Brewing, and pizza from Pinky G’s. While you peruse, enjoy music by The Beat Byrd. Buy tickets in advance on the Center for the Arts website, or at the door.