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TASTE ART ADVENTURE

Adventures for the Foodie

 

Here are a couple of full-day itineraries focused introducing the best and most unique dining in the area – from haute cuisine to locals’ favorites off the beaten path. While you’re here you’re going to eat, so make it count!

 
 

 

A SPIRITED TASTE EXPERIENCE

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Breakfast

Start the day at Campos Coffee at Park City Mountain. The first permanent flagship shop outside Australia by the acclaimed specialty roaster, Campos is founded on the ideal of Quality Coffee Cultivated by Good; that coffee tastes good only when it’s made ethically and with care. They are known for flat whites, cappuccinos, babycinos, and affogatos, as well as their world-wide philanthropic outreach supporting social programs in each of the regions where they source coffee beans. Campos serves local Mamachari Kombucha, and toasted, filled “Jafflz” sandwiches crafted here in Park City (including one stuffed with vegemite).

Local’s favorite: Avocado Toast, served on artisanal bread with freshly smashed avocado.

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Lunch and Saloon Tour

Ski or ride down the mountain on the Quittin’ Time run to High West Distillery, the first legally licensed distillery in Utah since Prohibition, and the only ski-in gastro distillery in the country (it’s also an easy walk from Main Street). This family-friendly restaurant offers a taste of the west with intriguing dishes featuring flavors related to the production of High West’s distilled spirits.

Go behind the scenes: Saloon Tours are offered daily at 1pm and 2:30pm by reservation, to discover the art and chemistry of making small-batch, mountain crafted spirits.

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AFTERNOON SIPPING

Make your way to Old Town Cellars, a private label winery in the heart of Park City to enjoy a tasting room experience with authentic mountain town ambiance. Wine is sourced from top wine growing regions, blended and bottled on site, and served by the glass and bottle.  Wines may be paired with tasty morsels from local Park City purveyors Ritual Chocolate and Gold Creek Farms cheese, as well as charcuterie platters featuring Salt Lake’s Beltex meats.  OTC also serves a selection of Utah beer, and spirits from Utah distilleries and global sources.

Backstory: The idea for Old Town Cellars, “The Official Wine of Après”, was born when Park City natives Stephen MacKay and Jason Morgan got together for an après ski session in Squaw Valley, and while reminiscing about growing up in Park City, sketched out the concept for a Park City wine bar on the classic back-of-a-napkin. Their goal is to share the art and culture of winemaking merged with the unique Park City mountain town lifestyle while making wine approachable for all. OTC recently put out a call for submissions of original artwork for upcoming wine labels.

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Evening Sabering

Even if you are not staying at The St. Regis Deer Valley, you may take part in one of its oldest traditions.  Anticipate the pop of the cork - St. Regis welcomes guests and visitors nightly to experience the pageantry of the Champagne Sabering tradition, with flutes of the bubbly (or sparkling cider) to toast the evening. While there, take note of the 200+ piece collection of original art - paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media - placed throughout the resort.

Don’t miss: The commissioned triptych by Philip Buller that sets the tone for The St. Regis Bar. Buller, a figurative painter known for his historic, large scale paintings, uses a technique of repeated application and removal to create layered images with a unique surface texture. He studied the archives of the Park City Museum to accurately portray a sense of Park City’s mining history.

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A Star-studded Dinner

The very first restaurant in the state of Utah to be awarded a Four-Star rating in January 2000, Riverhorse on Main has been a DiRoNa award recipient since 1995 and has consistently earned four stars from Forbes Travel Guide, the AAA Four Diamond award, and was named the OpenTable Diners’ Choice winner in 2016. Located in the heart of Old Town in the historic renovated Masonic Hall, the award-winning menu features local ingredients including Beehive cheese, and rainbow trout, while local musicians keep things humming with live music during the dinner hours.

Did you know? Park City was honored to be chosen to participate in the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour dinner series in 2016 and 2017.  Riverhorse hosted these events where diners enjoyed a 5-course dinner with wine pairings, interacting throughout the evening with the five celebrity chefs who prepared the meal.

 Photo: Gideon Heede

Photo: Gideon Heede

Nightlife with No Name

Located in a Historic Landmark Registry building on Main Street dating back to 1905, No Name Saloon offers a vast menu of local craft beers, along with specialty cocktails and wine by the bottle or glass. With a year-round rooftop heated patio and 17 screens, this locals’ joint is consistently named “Park City’s Best Bar” and is also known for its buffalo burger and fish tacos.

Backstory: This building has been home to many businesses including the Utah Independent Telephone Company, a bowling alley and a liquor store before it became The Alamo Saloon in 1981. When the establishment was purchased by new owners in 1999, a dispute over the name resulted in its rechristening as “No Name Saloon - America's Last Authentic Miner's Organization”.

 

IF YOU DECIDE TO STAY

In addition to getting the guaranteed lowest rates, booking your lodging here is another way to help sustain art in our local community. A portion of your booking goes back to the Park City Summit County Arts Council.


 
 

A TASTE OF OLD AND NEW

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Breakfast

With a scenic 30-minute drive east of Park City, you can start your day at Woodland Biscuit Company, where proprietress and “Chief Biscuiteer”, Laurel Bartmess, offers up perfectly fluffy biscuits smeared with homemade jam or drizzled with gravy, plus re-imagined classics like the Cholula (sausage patty, soft scrambled egg, melted cheddar, Cholula sauce), and the Blue (soft scrambled egg, green onions, blue cheese, bacon), all served on big, fresh, made-from-scratch biscuits including gluten free biscuits too. Fresh fruit, grilled veggies, or hash browns with a dollop of nostalgia are served on the side. 

Insider’s tip: Everything at Woodland Biscuit Company is made to order using fresh seasonal ingredients. Get there early and linger a spell to enjoy the fresh coffee and soak up the homey ambiance of the historic “Woodland Cash Store” building. Don’t miss the lemon blueberry biscuits, the legendary cinnamon rolls, and the thick cut bacon. Be sure to pick up a couple jars of jam to take home, too.

Lunch

Eat at one of the area’s gems - the Road Island Diner in Oakley. A rare classic Streamline Moderne Art Deco diner car, restored to its 1939 glory, houses the restaurant with an expanded menu of diner fare including gluten free and vegetarian-friendly options.

Backstory : How did this classic Art Deco diner car make its way to Oakley, Utah? The state-of-the-art structure was designed and built in New Jersey, and made its debut at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Afterwards, Al McDermott, who coined the tagline, "Justly Famous since 1939," bought and operated it in Fall River, Mass. for over a decade. In 1953, the diner car was purchased by Tommy Borodemus and relocated to Middletown, Rhode Island. There it became a local icon, and operations were continued for the next 53 years by four generations of the family. In 2007 this rare piece of Americana made the long trek across the country to its current home in Oakley. With a complete restoration (and the addition of a few modern amenities), the diner car looks just like it did when it was introduced as a marvel at the 1939 World’s Fair.  

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Shake it up with a Trip Back in Time

Be sure to stop in at Hi Mountain Drug in Kamas, a quintessential old-fashioned soda fountain and grill serving the community since 1918.  Formerly the local pharmacy, it may not look like a restaurant, but the homemade shakes, malts, and ice cream sodas do not disappoint. The burgers are ground daily from fresh local beef and hand-formed every morning.

Secret stash: Take a stroll around the shop and check out the 50s style candy counter, and the nostalgic knick-knacks and trinkets.

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Dinner: Don an Apron!

Plan ahead and book a hands-on dinner with Mindful Cuisine. After enjoying a prepared appetizer in the Wine Cellar, Chef Linda walks you through the step-by-step process of creating a restaurant quality meal, and then all participants sit down to share the meal together. Recipes and tips for home cooking are provided as a follow up. Mindful Cuisine offers regularly scheduled sessions for cooking and dining, as well as private events in which you may choose your own menu, or enjoy a prix fixe menu. Special kid-centered private cooking classes feature streamlined recipes perfect for junior chefs.

Don’t miss:  Mindful Cuisine offers a variety of cooking classes appropriate for all ages that may be booked to meet your timeframe – try Rustic Desserts for Wintertime, An Asian Kitchen, Southwestern Cooking for Everyone and more.

 

IF YOU DECIDE TO STAY

In addition to getting the guaranteed lowest rates, booking your lodging here is another way to help sustain art in our local community. A portion of your booking goes back to the Park City Summit County Arts Council.