After a busy few months entertaining family from out of state as well as hosting several producers from France, we have had the opportunity to dine both in and out of our house quite often. While cooking at home with friends and family sharing wonderful wines and stories about ourselves is great, it’s nice to get out and explore the many dining options that are available to us. I think many people, both local and out of state, are astonished at the amount of quality restaurants Utah has statewide. Luckily we are able to enjoy many right here in Salt Lake, as well as Park City!
Further backing the variety and quality of Utah’s dining scene is the recent release of Salt Lake Magazine’s 11th Annual Dining Awards. Many of our favorite restaurants received awards this year including Fresco Italian Cafe, Caputo’s Deli and the Bohemian in Salt Lake, as well as 350 Main in Park City. When we are too tired too cook for ourselves after a long day of skiing, it’s comforting to know that we have plenty of fantastic places to fill our stomachs with good food and impressive wine lists.
Salt Lake has also recently received some national attention in the New York Times travel section last month. They recognized Utah’s wonderful and diverse dining scene, but chose to zero in on the surprising amount of Microbreweries we enjoy statewide in Utah. Whether you’re mountain biking in Moab, skiing in Park City, or walking around downtown, there are plenty of options to enjoy a cold one and some great pub grub.
So to all you tourists, out of towners and naysayer’s, come visit and enjoy Utah because you CAN actually drink beer and wine legally, and they pair well with any one of our great restaurants!!