Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3 Hours
Sitka is becoming a foodie paradise thanks to its rich natural resources, vibrant fishing community and hungry residents. Join knowledgeable guides for a memorable journey, where you'll sample the flavors of Alaska and meet local culinary artists who will quickly feel like old friends.
The food truck scene has made its way to Sitka, and you'll check out Ashmo's -- one of the best. Chef Ashley Moore specializes in wild Alaskan fish. The menu changes throughout the week, but one of the standouts is black cod tips served with rice.
Another culinary highlight is the local clam chowder sourced from area shellfish. You'll stop at an atmospheric Sitka restaurant and enjoy rich chowder -- the essence of Alaska in a bowl -- along with other local treats.
One of the finest places to experience Alaska's fascinating Russian heritage is here in Sitka -- the former capital of Russian America. You'll stop by a new local restaurant to sample pelmeni -- a dish at the heart of Russian cuisine. This light and delicious dumpling is wrapped in a thin dough and is just spicy enough that you know you're trying something different. Choose either the meat or potato variety -- you can't go wrong.
Another only-in-Sitka experience is a visit to the Alaska Pure Sea Salt Company. Here, you'll learn how founders Jim and Darcy Michener discovered that the surrounding crystal-clear waters produce perfectly flaked sea salt. They combined their passion for great food and wild places to create a product now used by some of the nation's top chefs. During your visit, you'll get to taste some locally-infused flavors, including Alder Smoked, Wild Blueberry and Sitka Spruce Tip.
No Alaska food experience is complete without sampling reindeer meat. In Sitka, you can try famous reindeer sausage hot dogs. You'll meet Chef Jo, who takes this experience to a whole new level with her creative twists on this local treat, such as a Mighty Mac n Cheese Dawg with white cheddar and smoky bacon bits. Or perhaps you would prefer the Hot Diggity Dawg with prosciutto, brie and caramelized onions. Whichever way you go, it's a flavor you won't forget and, with some creativity, you can replicate at home.
Guest on this tour will receive a sample at each location; additional items are available for purchase. Tour sequence may vary. Some stops may be substituted, and additional stops may be added.