It finally happened. I knew it would one day, but I wasn't sure when or where, but finally, I've checked a much desired dish off my "Food Bucket List"

Yes, I have a Food Bucket List. Foods that you really want to try, but you never have. I realize that might sound odd to some of you, but for my fellow foodies, they get it.

So, what did I check off the list? Well, I'm glad you asked. My mother-in-law is in Bozeman for a week or so visiting and it just so happens to be her 70th Birthday, so we wanted to do something special for her.

We reserved a table and went to Chico Hot Springs. It was my first time and I have to tell you, I was impressed. The ladies soaked for a bit while I drank Shirley Temples at the Bar and once they were done, we headed to dinner.

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On the menu? Beef Wellington!

Beef Wellington is something I've wanted to try for years, but to be honest, not a whole lot of places have it. So, when I saw that was an option, I was like a fat kid on cake.

Beef Wellington might be one of the most perfect foods on Planet Earth, I mean, think about it. You have Angus Tenderloin topped with Duck Liver Pâté and Mushroom Duxelles and all of that inside of a Puff Pastry.

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It. Was. Delicious. However, the whole menu is very impressive and of course they are known for the Flaming Orange dessert which has been a staple since the 1970's. However, I went with the Orange Crème Brûlée and it was out of this world.

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Plus, the Dinning Room at Chico Hot Springs is just a pretty special place. For decades Montanans have been going there to dine on fine food in a very rustic Montana setting. It's the best of both worlds.

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One more thing marked off the "Food Bucket List", up next, a homemade four course Italian meal, so if you know anyone from Italy....hook me up.

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