Blue Moon Yurt McCall, Idaho

With daylight fading our group met in the snowpack parking lot at the Ponderosa State Park.  We deployed our methods of transport and then start to the putting on of our skis or snowshoes.  That’s about the time our wonderful host and chef Lisa glided in on skis, welcomed us with a jolly red cheek, wintery smile.  All we had to do was venture into the twilight and dark corridor of towering Ponderosa Pines and follow the flaming tiki torches to the Blue Moon Yurt nestled in the woods on the shore of the frozen Payette Lake.

We slid and crunched through the snow along the Ponderosa State Park trail system and as the group spread out the night came in and stars popped out in the cold blue sky.  Soon enough we saw the glow of our round oasis where our culinary world was about to be expanded.

Lisa and her two helpers prepared awesome Asian meal titled Thai One On…. and we did!

Thai One On Menu

Appetizers
Sesame Asparagus Spears
Starfish Calamari w/ Sweet Ginger Sauce
Galloping Horses………Savory Thai Pork w/ Sweet Pineapple & Tamarind

Soup
Tom Kha Gai………
Chili Coconut Soup w/ Galanga, Chicken  & Kaffir Lime leaves

Entrée
Sesame Grilled Salmon w/ Asian Jade Sauce
Shredded Napa Cabbage w/ Spicy Peanut Sauce
Sweet Cooling Cucumber Salad w/ Tri Colored Peppers

Dessert
Coconut Ice Cream w/ Killer Rum Sauce

To all who wonder if they should try the Blue Moon experience…. where else can you meander through a winter wonderland illuminated by tiki torches and have a fun, candle lit culinary experience, warm and cozy in the great outdoors ?  I think you get my drift- don’t miss it!

McCall, Idaho. Blue Moon Yurt on Payette Lake in Ponderosa State Park with stars above.

Idaho. People snowshoeing into the Blue Moon Yurt at Ponderosa State Park on the Payette Lake in McCall.

McCall, Idaho. Blue Moon Yurt on Payette Lake in Ponderosa State Park. Interior photo of people enjoying the dining experience.

McCall, Idaho. Blue Moon Yurt on Payette Lake in Ponderosa State Park. Chef Lisa prepares soup.

McCall, Idaho. Blue Moon Yurt on Payette Lake in Ponderosa State Park. People enjoying the dining experience inside the yurt.

McCall, Idaho. Blue Moon Yurt on Payette Lake in Ponderosa State Park. Grilled salmon the main course that night.

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