"Fat & Lean World Cuisine"
Established in 2001, Jack Sprat serves carnivores and vegans side by side in what has been a peaceful culinary experiment! Our slogan is "Fat & Lean World Cuisine" which allows for healthy alternatives with flavors from around the globe. You will find humanely raised meats, local & sustainably caught seafood and lots of vegetarian dishes on our menu. We create a fun & relaxing atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Jack Sprat is committed to providing the community of Girdwood and its visitors with the highest quality of food and service. Stop in for weekend brunch or try one of our nightly dinner specials where we evolve with the seasons and let the raw ingredients shine.
nuts & olives 5 v/gf
hominy & red bean chili large 8 small 5 v/gf
jalapeño & arugula aioli 11 v*/gf
corn tortilla chips | vegan cheese sauce | portabello & walnut taco meat | avocado puree serrano peppers | scallions | pico de gallo | radish 12 v/gf
white bean & sage puree | prosciutto | fresh basil | honey 10
seared radicchio | grapefruit gelée | candied pistachio | roasted garlic 18 gf
bacon wrapped dates
gorgonzola fondue | parsley 10 gf
gnocchi gluten free potato gnocchi | pancetta | green peas | zucchini | parmigiano-reggiano 11 v*/gf
hummus | grilled pita | herbed goat cheese | harissa sauce | roasted tomato | preserved lemon kalamata olives | grilled eggplant | port poached figs | house pickles 16 v*/gf*
romaine hearts | parmigiano reggiano | garlic herb croutons | classic caesar dressing 9 gf*
organic mixed greens | endive | radish | english cucumber | grape tomato fresh herbs | dijon vinaigrette 10 v/gf
apple smoked bacon | organic greens | tomato | cucumbers | gorgonzola |chopped pecans | red onion | grapes | balsamic vinaigrette 16 gf
wild salmon gf
garlic & herb roasted fingerling potatoes | leeks | carrots | fried capers green beans | watercress | lemon & dill vinaigrette
misty isle farms ribeye* gf
12 ounce grilled all natural angus | juniper rub | house steak sauce | local potatoes
chimi churri | broccolini | roasted garlic 42
alaskan bouillabaisse gf*
golden king crab | prawns | manila clams | seasonal fish
rich tomato broth | saffron | grilled sourdough bread 38 with additional ¼ lb king crab 52
sweet corn & barley succotash | seared golden nectarine | green pea & ricotta puree | arugula | cherry gastrique 36
pad thai v/gf
rice noodles | marinated tofu | bean sprouts | scallions | red chili | bok choy
cilantro | lime | peanuts 24
dol sot bibimbap* v*/gf
jasmine rice | shaved duroc pork | ocean salad | house kimchi | bean sprouts
sesame seeds | julienne vegetables | fried egg | served in a hot stone pot 23
vegetarian option with portabello mushroom
vegetable curry v/gf
organic red quinoa | seared bok choy | purple potato | cauliflower | green coconut curry
red beets | daikon | carrot | chili oil 21
fettuccini primavera v*
grape tomato | asparagus | green peas | summer squash | black kale | preserved lemon
lemon beurre monté | pecorino bread crumbs 24
roasted broccolini 6
¼ lb golden king crab 14
sautéed potatoes 5
grilled artichokes 6
jasmine rice 3
house kimchi 4
organic quinoa 6
bread & butter 4
berry bread pudding
chocolate olive oil cake
cashew dream cake
pastry chef laura dewey
OUR TEAM / MASTER CHEFS
The staff at Jack Sprat consists of experienced professionals dedicated to making your dining experience one to remember. From all walks of life and every corner of the culinary world, we strive to provide you with the best service in the friendliest atmosphere.
After a short stint of tossing pizza in Girdwood, Andrew spent a year traveling Scandinavia and Northern Europe gaining a greater appreciation for sub-arctic traditional foods and techniques. Upon returning, he landed at Sacks Cafe in Anchorage, where he studied under some of Alaska's most innovative chefs in an environment that fostered creativity and encouraged culinary exploration. In eight years at Sacks, Andrew rose from Prep Cook to Head Evening Chef, running one of Alaska's most praised kitchens. In 2014, Andrew joined the team at Jack Sprat where he continues his culinary exploration and his goal of bringing a uniquely alaskan cuisine to our community.
Cole hails from lovely Southern Oregon. He has been bouncing around the Pacific Northwest for over a decade where he learned in some of top kitchens of the region. These included a range of cuisines spanning from French to Moroccan to Vietnamese and Thai. He landed back in Alaska in 2017 to team up with Chef Andrew Brown. The two spent many years side by side at Sacks Café in Anchorage before parting ways to further their journey through the world of culinary arts, making this an exciting reunion. Outside the kitchen, you can probably find Cole in the woods, surrounded by dogs, or casting away with a cold one on a lake or river. Although bass are a favorite, the beautiful bounty of Alaskan salmon and halibut are a welcome adventure.
Frans is originally from Michigan, but has called Girdwood, Alaska home since 1999. His parents instilled in him the glory of service and the necessity of Nutrition. More than his past, and it does include an “illustrious” campus with a finalized degree, he wants to heal people through the education, motivation and demonstration of Conscious Eating. Frans believes we truly “are what we eat” and the choices we make add up to a lifetime of health or disease.
You will find Frans most days managing daily operations and fine tuning the menu. All work and no play make “Jack” a dull boy so Frans, occasionally, heads up or down the mountain depending on the season.
Jennifer Herrick Weits is co-owner and one of the founding members of Jack Sprat. She believes in the power of raw, fresh ingredients and friendly service in a fun and eclectic atmosphere. Jack Sprat came from a dream she had in college; a place that would serve vegans and carnivores side by side. She lobbies heavily for the "lean" menu items that support our mission to serve fat and lean world cuisine under one roof. She has had the pleasure of working with amazing chefs and servers over the years who taught invaluable lessons in hospitality and friendship. Originally from Michigan, Jen traveled to Alaska from Lake Tahoe, calling Girdwood home ever since.
During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson urged Americans to consume less meat to help win the war. More recently, the movement has gained traction across the country for promoting a healthier diet by consuming less meat and dairy.
Start the week off right with a vegetarian or vegan special every Monday (and we'll let you add extra proteins if you really want)!
The Mediterranean Dream
Explore the old world the best way, through food and wine. Jack Sprat Owners, Frans & Jen Weits, will take you "off the beaten path" in Southern Italy where you will be guests at a seaside culinary hotel. Enjoy hands-on learning through authentic regional cuisine and excellent wine while touring ancient cities that pre-date Rome including two nights on the island of Sicily.
This is an all-inclusive 11 day excursion in the heart of Europe. May 25th - June 4th, 2018.