wrapping up some time in Utah

First of all after an epic year of snow last winter, this year is off to an absymal start…and there is not a lot of snow in the forecast.  So we are doing a snow dance up here.

The key to being up in the Canyons is cooking at home.  Bo ssam was a big hit one night.  Picture above. 

There are two places we ate at in the Canyons.  We had dinner one night at the Slopes which is located in the Waldorf Astoria.  Terrible.  One more dinner (in one of the shopping areas) was at Ghidottis.  Beyond bad. We also had dinner at the Farm.  I spoke to them 3 times.  Once to make the reservation, once to confirm and then another time when they called me to confirm again.  We got there and they had no record of our reservation.  10 people do not just show up for dinner.  They gave us free appetizers and truly tried to accomodate us.  Corn dog above filled with pulled pork.    

Small pastry pie filled with beef.  Unfortunately because of the laws here we could not all go eat in the bar which is what I would recommend to just order a few appetizers.  21 and older only.  After moving things around they finally seated us an hour later.  The food..not so good and insanely rich.  Alas.

Had lunch one day at Cafe Terigo.  Actually not bad.  Pizzas ( which came out later ), salads and sandwiches.  Our other lunch was at Highwest Distillery which was pretty good.  Our best lunch was at the bottom of the Tombstone Express where they do a great assortment of BBQ.  Another noteable is the Windy Ridge Bakery.  Amazing baked goods.  Get there early.  They also have savory salads and quiches. 

I know up in Deer Valley there are some good restaurants but honestly from where we are that could be a 40 minute drive which doesn't do it for us. It takes us just 15 minutes to get down to the main road. 

In conclusion, coming here will be relaxing, eating at home, lounging around after a day of skiing and perhaps if we are seriously motivated going down into town to pick up some chocolate covered gummy bears.  BTW, I knew all of that before we got there but I had to confirm what I already knew. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Rohan

    Beyond bad. Haha. Wonder what that tastes like

    1. Gotham Gal

      not good!

  2. William Mougayar

    Hmm…This also smells opportunity for a new restaurant that does it right? I know that food on top of the mountains will never be good, but in the ski villages, it should be. Whistler for e.g. has some really top notch restaurants. How does Park City compare with the other ski resorts in Colorado and Idaho, from a food/restaurants perspective?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Good question. I have found better food on a consistent basis from Aspen, Beaver Creek and Sun Valley

  3. daryn

    It’s nice to have some good dining options around, but for me, nothing beats cooking and relaxing in a nice kitchen while on vacation, and looks like you nailed that one!I’ve never been skiing in Utah; why’d you choose it over Colorado?

    1. rachel

      the direct flights from east coast!! getting to park city and skiing same day is amazing as opposed needing a day or a private jet (ha) to get to vail. 

      1. daryn

        That’s a great selling point! Even from the west coast it’s a pain in the butt to get to most Colorado mountains without a long drive from denver or annoying schedules. That’s why we just drive to whistler these days 🙂

        1. Gotham Gal

          Whistler. Very nice

          1. William Mougayar

            You’ll have to try Whistler one day Joanne. It’s only 1.5 hr drive from Vancouver & the village is superb. I’m an old timer there.

    2. Gotham Gal

      Ease of access. House is 40 minutes from the airport and SLC almost never has delays

  4. leeschneider

    Visited Park City last year towards the very end of the ski season.  Stayed at the Park City Hotel, which was pretty nice and had  Ruth’s Chris (I think) in it.  Overall I was pretty underwhelmed with the food in Park City.  Really just want a good burger and fries.  Will be on the lookout for more of your food reviews as we’re planning a return trip for this winter (Feb or end of March).  Keep it up!

    1. Gotham Gal

      Bought a house out there so yes we will return with supplies!

  5. Jonathan Nichol

    This is a great read ! Really enjoy all your blog posts!

    1. Gotham Gal

      thanks jonathan!

  6. Conrad Ross Schulman

    choco covered gummy bears….yummmmm. Any pictures? lol

  7. marian

    Joanne-we have a place near The Canyons too and agree with everything you have said about the food in PC. For good, casual Mexican where the locals go-try El Chubasco http://www.elchubascopc.info/We eat here or at home after being disappointed one too many times.

    1. Gotham Gal

      glad to know i am not completely nutty about good food. i will check out the mexican place, for sure!

  8. John Revay

    Hi Joanne – Although the conditions did not sound great – it does look like you has some good quality time w/ your family, the tree looked fun and festive.I do not live in the City..but always enjoy your dinning reviews and related photos.Please have a Happy New Year!

  9. rich caccappolo

    Happy New Year, GG. Congratulations on the new house. Very cool. We like park city, too, for the reasons you mention and because we have friends out there (through my sister-in-law). We’ve been going most years in the winter (heading out This year for MLK weekend – hope it snows by then). Last year, Nancy and Justin went in the summer and really loved it – so we are planning to make summer trips regularly, too. Appreciate the restaurant tips – always a challenge, even when we get recommendations for local friends. They grade on a curve…

  10. RichardF

    I liked Talisker and Riverhorse and Zoom (probably more for the Robert Redford connection than the food) all in Park City when we last there