Snake River Wilderness Gourmet Trip

A Farm to Table style Culinary Adventure through Hells Canyon with Wilder Projects

Join Matthew Domingo of Wilder Projects and Momentum River Expeditions on the Wild and Scenic Snake River through Hells Canyon for a farm to table style wilderness gourmet trip. Combine Hells Canyons monumental landscape, warm water, powerful but approachable ‘big water’ rapids, and sprawling riverside camps with remarkable artisan meals featuring local food and wine, and highlight and support local farming.

Despite its formidable size and ominous sounding name, Hells Canyon offers a river trip that is exciting, but incredibly friendly and comfortable in the summer months. The air and water are warm, the days are long, and the views are epic with snow capped peaks high above the river and rocky canyon walls topped with golden grasses and pine forests. And there are few places better to mix the outdoors with great food and drink.

For the past 12 years we’ve partnered with Matthew Domingo, a classically-trained chef with a wide range of culinary experiences (director of culinary agritourism at Farm to Fork Event Co., executive chef & culinary director at Traeger Wood Fired Grills, chef & food stylist at Wilder Projects).  Matthew’s passion and expertise in off-the-grid cooking and hospitality brings him back to Momentum’s riverside kitchens each spring, summer, and fall.

Chef Domingo and his team will be the chefs and hosts, and every afternoon we will float into a river side camp. Each evening’s 5-course meal is designed to flow together in a single theme – which often coalesces around a certain culture, cuisine, cooking-style, and/or set of ingredients. Every menu is unique to each river and each year, meaning that your culinary experience on this trip is 1 of 1. Guests begin with a spread of appetizers and aperitifs, followed by three more hearty courses of scratch-made, seasonal recipes, served “elevated family-style” at a communal table. Meals end with dessert and drinks, capped off with a comfortable night under a sky far away from any city lights. Note: Email us if you’d like example menus for the Wilderness Gourmet season. Vegetarians, vegans, and guests with most standard food allergies are welcome (note: advance notice of non-omnivore diets and food allergies must be provided).

Join us for a unique culinary adventure through deepest gorge in North America and one of the West’s iconic landscapes – recharge, relax, and enjoy multi-course, seasonal feasts served in the massive outdoor cathedral that is Hells Canyon.