Aurora Borealis Brunch

//Aurora Borealis Brunch

If you find yourself chasing your Alaska Dream and stay with us at Kenai Riverfront Resort, be sure to ask us for some recipes from our Aurora Borealis Brunch collection, all infused with a wide variety of ethnic influences from our travels around the world.

The Aurora, or Northern Lights as many know them, can be enjoyed each winter here in Alaska from the Kenai Peninsula to the interior of Alaska near Chena Hot Springs (one of the Aurora hotspots in Alaska). We named our brunch collection after the Aurora because after staying up half the night oooing and ahhhing over the radiant colors as they dance across the sky, brunch around the noon hour sounds a whole lot more appealing than an early morning breakfast.  The same is true in the summer we’ve found, after staying up late under the midnight sun fishing Red Salmon on the shore or leaving before first morning light in pursuit of King Salmon or Silver Salmon, our Aurora Borealis Brunch is the perfect meal to recuperate from all that fun work!

From our Finnish “Wild Blueberry Kropsua“, an oven pancake brought to American by my great grandpa Isak Mäkkinen in 1903, and the first breakfast we serve visiting friends nearly 100% of the time, to our “Swiss Röschti” loaded with Emmental cheese, or even our Japanese style “Seaweed Smoked Salmon Omelette“, we love to infuse the taste of  gourmet international cuisine in every bite.

Guten Apetit and welcome to Kenai Riverfront Resort!

Alaska Blueberry Coffee Cake

A new discovery of an old tradition with an Alaskan touch! Cake Ingredients: 1 cup olive oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 cups all purpose flour [...]

Kenai River Smoked Salmon Souffle

Our daughter Jillian, who isn't a big egg fan, would eat these Kenai River Souffle`s everyday if I made them, and she loves to throw in a wide variety of fillings for fun and great flavor. [...]

Seaweed Salmon Omelette

Infused with soy sauce and wrapped in seaweed, this Japanese version of a western omelette just seems to fit with our environment here on the Kenai River.  Here's how to make it. Ingredients: 2 Eggs, [...]

Kropsua (Finnish Oven Pancake)

Our B&B guests enjoy this delicious breakfast on the first morning of their stay with us.  It's a special family favorite from our Finnish roots, and guests who get their first taste often request it [...]

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster, or Banana Flambe to some, is a family favorite desert around here.  This breakfast variation, inspired by a restaurant in New Orleans, is fast becoming one of our guest favorites! Ingredients: Bananas (of [...]

Volcano Caramel Rolls

These southern style breakfast sweet rolls with an Alaskan twist ooze a lava flow of caramel and taste so nice.  They're the ulitmate treat in our house and are consumed as quickly as they're made.  Good luck keeping [...]