Executive Chef Seth Warshaw of New Jersey’s No. 1 steakhouse, ETC Steakhouse, introduces Rustic Elegance and invites you and your family on a weeklong adventure and culinary experience this August.
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.
“I am proud to be a part of Rustic Elegance and create an incredible, weeklong 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. 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, these majestic wonders are a must-see before they are gone forever.
The program will run from Sunday lunch through Thursday, giving 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 custom itinerary to maximize the experience. In addition to the scheduled minyanim daily, a full breakfast buffet will be served daily, gourmet boxed lunches prepared, and a complete, 5-star multi-course dining experience will be presented each evening.
Rabbi Ya’akov Trump, associate rabbi of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, will be serving as a scholar-in-residence for the trip.
The experience includes rustic cabin lodging and various upgrade options.
5TJT interviewed Rustic Elegance founder Yitzi Kessock.
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 available activities ranges, so we can accommodate both those who are regular outdoor campers and hikers and those heading out for the first time. Options include hiking, mountain-biking, rafting, scenic bus tours, horseback riding, helicopter tours, scenic photography lessons. 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 meal 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. The opportunity to disconnect for a week, being outdoors, surrounded by some of the most majestic scenery in America, while enjoying convenient five-star kosher cuisine with your closest family and friends is truly an experience of a lifetime.