Executive Chef Seth Warshaw of New Jersey’s #1 rated statewide steakhouse, ETC Steakhouse, introduces Rustic Elegance and invites you and your family to a week-long adventure and culinary experience.
Traveling to the jaw-dropping landscape and views of Glacier National Park in Montana will create lifelong memories and deliver incredible journeys, adventures and stories. Coupling the daily voyages with kosher culinary cuisine will create a blissful experience like no other.
“It’s time that our community gets to have their cake and eat it too when vacationing in extraordinary locations. I am proud to be a part of Rustic Elegance and create an incredible, week-long experience this Summer” commented Chef Seth. “In addition to the fun-packed itinerary and excursions, we will be offering opportunities to have cooking classes and photography lessons throughout the week. This will be an experience like no other kosher outdoor adventure–I assure you of that.”
Glacier National Park is home to over one million acres of land, two mountain ranges, 130 named lakes, and over 1,000 species of plants and wildlife. Glacier boasts some of the best mountain views in America. Going to the Sun Road, the main park road, has been rated as one of the top scenic drives in the world. With only 26 glaciers remaining in the park out of its original 150, come see these majestic wonders before they are gone forever.
The program will run from Sunday lunch through Thursday and enables families time to travel home for Shabbos. Itineraries will be catered to each couple or family, based on desired excursions and intensity levels. The staff at Rustic Elegance will work with each attendee to create a build-to-suit itinerary to maximize the experience. Along with scheduled minyanim, a full breakfast buffet will be served daily, gourmet boxed lunches prepared and a complete, 5-Star multi-course dining experience each evening.
The experience includes rustic cabin lodging and various upgrade options.
In an interview with Rustic Elegance founder, Yitzi Kessock, we asked:
Who is the ideal participant on a Rustic Elegance vacation?
Anyone who is seeking the opportunity to experience one of the great national parks and its beauty, while enjoying top-notch culinary treats from one of the foremost kosher chefs in the world.
What are some of the itinerary options from which to choose?
The array of activities available truly range from those who are regular outdoor campers and hikers to those heading out for the first time. Options include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, scenic bus tours, horseback riding, helicopter tours, scenic photography lessons, and cooking lessons from Chef Seth, who will be with us for the entire week. These will be memories that will last a lifetime.
What prompted the creation of Rustic Elegance?
Chef Seth and I have been friends since our early childhood. Our families used to go on regular outdoor adventure trips together and we share some amazing lifelong memories. While enjoying the most amazing ribs at ETC Steakhouse and reminiscing with Seth about some of those trips, the idea was born and Rustic Elegance was created. We are excited to enable families to create such experiences and memories for themselves. Having the opportunity to disconnect for a week, being outdoors surrounded by some of the most majestic scenery in America, while enjoying a convenient 5-Star kosher cuisine with your closest family and friends is truly an experience of a lifetime.