In Nepalese and Indian culture, cooking is an art form whose secrets are passed down from one generation to the next. This tradition comes to life in every bite at Yak and Yeti Restaurant & Event Center. Here, gurus teach their pupils to marinate tandoori dishes such as chicken kakhmal in just the right mix of yogurt, garlic, ginger, herbs, and spices before baking them in a traditional Punjabi clay oven. They also unlock the secrets of Tibetan flavors in the thukpa, a noodle dish made with fresh vegetables and fried meat, and the momo platters, filled with the country's dumplings and a homemade chutney.
The brewery, meanwhile, has its own traditions. Brewmaster Adam Draeger's award-winning elixirs play with beer's rich history. From a chai milk stout flavored with Yak and Yeti’s own blend of spices to the LoonyToon Tripel that gets its rich taste from a special strain of yeast, Draeger's brews incorporate influences from around the globe. And even the brewery itself is steeped in tradition: the former home has passed from family to family for generations, picking up stories, rumored ghosts, and obstinately squeaky floorboards along the way.