I took a history class at Davidson called "Settlement of the American West." I’ve encountered little details all afternoon that take me back to the photos and works we read and discussed in the class. I feel like it could be 1872 right now! And this place is so vast and we haven’t even begun to explore the wilderness yet.
After showering and blogging, we set out to explore downtown Bozeman some more. I grabbed the last third of a Glo-bar on my way out to tide me over an hour until dinner. I realized that with the exception of beer, we hadn’t eaten since noon!
Bozeman was super cute. Very chic, yet rustic at the same time. We walked around for about 45 minutes until it was time to head in for dinner. It sure got chilly once the sun set!
We checked out the menus at some restaurants. Our version of "window shopping" 🙂
And look what we stumbled upon!
We hope to go back in the AM!
For dinner we met our friend from Davidson, Molly, and her boyfriend, Bert. They live here in Bozeman and it was wonderful to see friendly faces!
We dined at the Emerson Grill, an artsy restaurant located in the Center for Arts and Culture that focuses on local, organic and sustainable foods.
We were greeted with some homemade focaccia bread, which had the best salted herb crust! I had a piece throughout the dinner –
We ordered a bottle of Trentadue Merlot – a winery Matt and I visited on our honeymoon and loved!!
I had about a glass and a half’s worth throughout the dinner
As an appetizer, we all split an antipasto platter with cheeses, meats, capers, roasted veggies and hummus.
And a salad came with my meal – organic greens tossed in a maple-balsamic dressing –
For dinner I ordered wild Alaskan CoHo salmon with polenta, red pepper coulis and kale.
But unfortunately they ran out of kale 🙁
We expressed our sadness and were brought some "kale" later as a nice surprise, but turns out it was swiss chard!! ‘Twas still tasty though
Molly and Matt both ordered the chicken + red pepper risotto
Bert got a steak with a blue cheese gratin
We were pretty full for dessert, but Matt is now enjoying a sherry night cap while I blog!
We’ve got a big day ahead tomorrow, and I’m exhausted from the time change and an early morning today.
Off to tuck in the bear…