Restaurant Spotlight: Pomp

A rustic-meets-luxurious getaway matched with world-class wine in the Montana wilderness

Restaurant Spotlight: Pomp
Restaurant Award winner Pomp is one of several dining options at the Resort at Paws Up in Montana. (Courtesy of the Resort at Paws Up)
May 20, 2021

Set in the ranching community of Greenough, Mont., just over an hour-long drive west of Helena, is Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winner Pomp. Named after the adventurer and son of Sacagawea, Pomp offers a glamorous yet rustic getaway for wine lovers at the Resort at Paws Up.

Drawing ingredients and inspiration from the surrounding forests and plains of the West, executive chef Alison Beazley crafts a seasonal menu with frequently rotating fare. Recent dishes include charred asparagus with herbed burrata, smoked Wagyu with cauliflower puree and spring-vegetable fricassee with polenta and morel mushrooms.

Pomp earned a Best of Award of Excellence in 2020 for its wine list of nearly 400 selections, but the restaurant received the Award of Excellence as early as 2007. The program highlights selections from California and France, and it’s overseen by the resort’s director of restaurants, Abel Beazley, as well as the food and beverage guest experience manager, Azieb Afeworki. Red Burgundy and Napa Cabernet Sauvignon are prominently represented, while California whites like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc help round out the selection. As does the strong array of Italian reds, with particular standouts in Piedmont. A lengthy collection of spirits also supports the beverage selection.

Pomp offers a variety of wine-focused events like its Visiting Vintners series and frequent wine tastings. For a different kind of adventure, the resort’s many available experiences include horseback riding, canoeing, mountain biking, archery and more.

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