Work your way through the menu then start over. That is what a rotating menu is all about. Never the same and always unique, the Ox Pasture’s rotating menu is farm-to-table fresh incorporating Montana’s bounty in each dish. The seasonal fruit and vegetables are spun into delightful accompaniments for ranch-sourced beef, pork, chicken or trout giving a new flare to Montana cuisine. Changing the menu on a regular basis showcases the best available ingredients in combinations beyond imagination. The original idea came from fourth generation Montanan David Leuschen.
Chef Chris Lockhart was raised on the farm-to-table concept and continues to be enriched through his international travels. Experimenting with seasonal ingredients and having innate creativity, the chef elicits decadent flavor from nature’s harvest. Using original ideas to showcase the region, the restaurant rotates the menu bi-weekly. This diversity allows the chef to introduce new menu items without repeating the same ole thing. It is a welcomed surprise to try pork chops or buffalo rubs seasoned with a new rub or herb. The menu induces excitement and anticipation with each new rotation. For those that get stuck on old favorites, don’t despair. The Ox Pasture introduces plate-pleasing dishes with each change.
Think of it like pick-up sticks! A few times per month a list of ingredients is created without a specific plan. From this innovative approach, incredible means emerge from the combinations and pairings of local favorites and international cuisine. Incorporating fresh-grown herbs and Montana beef, pork, chicken or trout, the small restaurant produces big sky taste. For the vegetarians in the crowd, the Ox Pasture is sure to please all appetites with its rotating vegetarian menu options.
The rustic ambiance of Montana is the backdrop for this food-centered space. The rotating menu is a blank slate delighting regulars and new comers alike. During the restaurant season May through October, local purists enjoy visit after visit like it is the first time. Trying something different with every visit is the only option. The exotic influences of the chef’s winter travels are savored every visit, but never taste the same. After all, the very concept of the rotating menu tells a tale of dining as an experience of rich, savory flavors mixed with the elegance of food-centered integrity.