Gretchen’s in Sun Valley features new chef

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 18, 2010 2:39 pm

Gretchen’s Restaurant in the Sun Valley Lodge is pleased to announce James Cameron Welch as the restaurant’s new head chef.

Chef Welch infuses classic French and Southwestern techniques, presenting a new and exciting menu – “light and simplistic with a full range of flavor profiles.”

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in Gretchen’s, located just off the Sun Valley Lodge Lobby.

New lunch items include a seafood salad with seared tuna or jumbo shrimp served with candied chili pecans and avocado. Also, fish tacos are featured and served with chipotle tarter sauce, cotija cheese and pineapple salsa.

The dinner menu will feature broiled Alaskan cod with citrus gremolata and sautéed spinach with Russet chips. It will also offer grilled lamb loin chops and a lasagna with braised veal and mushroom Bolognese sauce.

Chef Welch, originally from Ancon, Panama, attended the Institute of Art, Denver, CO, was a James Beard Chef in 2008 and was a chef/instructor for Chef’s Catalog in Colorado Springs making regular appearances on Colorado network television.

Most recently, he worked as Sous Chef at The Valley Club and was Food and Beverage Director/Executive Chef at Elkhorn Golf Club.

Gretchen’s is open for dining, 7 am-11:30 for breakfast, 11:30-5 pm for lunch and 5 pm – 10 pm for dinner.

Reservations are not necessary. For additional information please call 208-622-2144.