New Executive Chef Joins Fielding’s
Shane Graybeal has joined the Kimpton Armory as the new executive chef at Fielding’s, an American-fare restaurant serving up fresh dishes and craft cocktails.
Fielding’s, the namesake of Fred Fielding Willson, the architect of the original Bozeman Armory building, is located on the bottom floor of the Armory. At Fielding’s, Graybeal focuses on creating a menu that incorporates locally-sourced ingredients into creative dishes that rotate with the seasons. Each dish pays homage to this region of Montana, its farmers, and its ranchers.
The Fielding’s autumn menu offerings are full of unique pops of flavor, farm favorites, and wild game meats. The menu is constantly changing, based on what is in season and what is available from local producers.
During a recent visit to Fielding’s, I had the opportunity to taste the variety of dishes available this fall season. Dishes like a warm and flavorful kabocha squash and ginger soup; charred carrots with ‘ranchovy’ dressing; a tiny roasted cabbage with a sourdough sauce; a unique take on a Caesar salad; bison flank steak served with beets and berries; a perfectly cooked venison tenderloin with huckleberries, and a fresh honey crisp apple tart. Each dish is made with different local food offerings, like boutique vegetables from Shuga Beet Farms in Livingston, and goat cheese from Amaltheia Dairy in Belgrade.
Graybeal’s culinary journey has led him to work in many different regions across the United States. With over 20 years of culinary experience, he has worked in restaurants focusing on French and American Contemporary cuisine in cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C.
His cooking philosophy is rooted in an appreciation of the West, and bringing all of the fresh ingredients Big Sky country has to offer to patrons at Fielding’s. His goal while working at the Kimpton Armory is to create a memorable experience that is distinctly Montana in spirit and in flavor.
Visit Fielding’s this fall to experience a taste of the season and enjoy a night out on the town at the Kimpton Armory.