52 Getaways 2019: Spring
As the snow melts in “the Alps of Washington,” spring in the town of Leavenworth brings the end of ski season and the beginning of rafting season. Spring also brings visitors who just want to enjoy the ambiance of the Bavarian-themed village and enjoy its many pleasures, like food. And the culinary offerings are many with a new crop of restaurants that’s sprouted up and joined the old guard.
For chef-curated fine-dining, the single-seating restaurant Mana (manamountain.com) provides an elegant multi-course experience featuring local, organic and foraged ingredients. It has jettisoned to the top as one of the Northwest’s best restaurants.
The lively chef-owned Watershed Café (watershedpnw.com) offers contemporary and delicious interpretations of Pacific Northwest fare in a casual setting.
If you’re missing your bone broth bar back home, head straight to Yodelin (yodelinrestaurantgroup.com), where artisanal bone broth takes a delicious turn alongside power salads, gourmet sammies and more.
Dozens of other eateries, both Bavarian-themed and not, line the town’s streets. For German fare, you can’t go wrong with brats and beer at München Haus (munchenhaus.com). Or for a more elegant setting and classic German dishes, climb the stairs to Mozart’s (mozartsrestaurant.com).
With so many choices, the only way to find your favorites are by returning to Leavenworth again and again. For lodging, a full list of restaurants and other attractions, visit leavenworth.org.