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The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa Restaurant Review: Elegantly rustic, with striking views, the Salish Lodge & Spa has received a welcome multimillion-dollar facelift. The kitchen has also had a makeover with the arrival of chef Tyler Hefford-Anderson. Previously with Opal Bistro and Seattle's posh, private Rainier Club, Hefford-Anderson's menus feature Pacific Northwest cuisine created with high quality ingredients and presented with sophistication and whimsical touches, especially for desserts. Four-, five-, or six-course tasting menus are a terrific way to sample his range, and each is offered with optional wine pairings. Starters may include a silky apple and chestnut bisque or a roasted beet salad with blue cheese, pears and hazelnuts. The foie gras “S’mores” are a tad fussy with their chocolate-spiced crostini and lavender marshmallow graham cracker dust. Notable entrées have included a fennel pollen-dusted halibut and lamb loin with caramelized garlic, foraged mushrooms, and mint-lemon gremolata. For the best views of the 268-foot-high Snoqualmie Falls or for a special evening, request one of the private alcoves. Salish Lodge's Country Breakfast has a well-earned reputation as one of the best and largest breakfasts in the area. For a more informal, less expensive dining option, visit The Attic, a small upstairs bar with a casual menu and equally breathtaking views.