On the Road Eats: Park City, Utah

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Year 2 family ski trip and I don’t know who was more excited, my husband or my daughter.  Me, it was nice to get away, take some ski lessons(again with Don, the most fabulous and patient instructor at the Canyons!), go tubing, ride the Alpine Coaster for the first time(watch this video of a guy on the Alpine Coaster- yes- I did this.  Way out of my comfort zone!) and of course, be with the family.  But the joy on my daughter’s face every day made this a wonderful trip.  My favorite part, outside of family time, exploring the restaurants!

Waldorf Astoria Park City
We checked in the Waldorf Park City (like last year) and you are immediately relaxed by the decor and the pleasant staff.  As a gold member I was a bit disappointed that they did not have any upgraded rooms available since I had called prior to arriving and mentioned it was both my birthday and my daughter’s birthday and we were here to celebrate and ski. I will share that they had a special delivery for us on our first day that made my daughter super happy.  Not only did we get a basket full of chocolates, but we were surprised with a chocolate birthday cake, a bottle of champagne(for me and my husband) and a stuffed animal(for her).  She had brought the stuffed bunny they gave her last year so she was thrilled to have someone new to bring home.  Fast forward a day and we were moved into a suite with a kitchen, washer/dryer and two bathrooms(Husband and daughter very happy, which means I am happy too).  The front desk staff(Allesandra) and management are great, the ski concierge and hotel concierge are great, the bellman are great, actually – all of the staff are there to make sure the guests are happy.  And try to find some time to go to the spa.  I called it a day on the 3rd ski day and ended up there with Victor(I think that was his name) and had a great massage!  One of these days we will go back during the summer!

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Back to the food –

Drafts:
Drafts is a small bar/restaurant in Canyons village and super convenient to visit by taking the gondola from the Waldorf up to the village.  The food is nothing fancy, it’s a bar.  I started with Buffalo chili and my daughter and I shared Wings, my husband had the fish and chips.  The wings were good, the rest was fine.  Easy meal, convenient but again nothing fancy.

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Yuki Yama:
My daughter loves “sushi” (rice and seaweed and sometimes tuna) so we heard Yuki Yama is one of the best in town.  The concierge got us in early since we had been traveling all morning and getting skis and gear most of the afternoon.  Great spot!  We tried a few different rolls (Mr. Miyagi and Millipede) and yes, they made my daughter her rice and seaweed roll so everyone was happy.  Since this is right on Main Street we took the Waldorf shuttle and were back and in bed by 8:30pm.

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Powder at the Waldorf Park City
Last year I ordered the chilaquiles for breakfast and loved them so I had to at least eat here once during our trip.  Since we had a kitchen for most of it, we stopped at their local food store and brought in bagels, donuts, etc.  They also offer a buffet and a bunch of other great breakfast items.

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Red Pine Lodge(on the mountain at Canyons)
The next day was skiing and both my daughter and I took lessons.  Lunch for me was at Red Pine Lodge where I had a great kale caesar salad with grilled chicken….I was very surprised at how good it was! (yup – was so hungry I forgot the picture!)

The Farm
After our first full day of skiing we went to the Farm, knowing it was a quick ride up the gondola and a quick car ride back to the Waldorf.  We ate here last year and it was great.  I started with the Roasted Beets and Honey salad with Whipped honey ricotta and it was fantastic!  Next was Steelhead Trout with risotto.  My husband opted for something heavier and ordered the Tomahawk Pork Chop which I snuck a bite of – delicious!

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Miners Camp(on the mountain at Park City)
Another day on the slopes and this time I “graduated” to blues and took the Quicksilver Gondola over to Park City Mountain.  We ate at Miners camp and gyros were on the menu.  I had chicken skewers and was back on the mountain in 45 minutes!  We also stopped here on our third ski day and let me recommend the skewers over the pizza(too greasy).

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Fletcher’s
We tried to get to Fletcher’s last year but didn’t happen(too many good spots to choose from) so it was definitely on the list for this year.  It did not disappoint. We started with the bacon jam with cheddar chive biscuits and they were gone pretty quickly.  My husband and I shared the ugly heirloom tomato with burrata and pine nuts and thought it to be fantastic and then the beef short rib entrée.  Since we shared there was plenty of room for dessert.  So one blueberry white chocolate bread pudding and one warm butter cake – we left very happy!!!

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Chimayo:
Another spot on Main Street which makes the hotel shuttle such a convenience.  I left the hotel about 30 minutes early so I could walk around and shop a bit.  Then my daughter and husband met me for dinner at Chimayo.  First they have a full kids menu so my daughter was super happy and loved her dinner(quesadilla).  My husband and I both ordered the tortilla soup, more creamy than broth and it was delicious.  He ordered the trout fajitas(I wish I had a picture – they were fantastic) and I ordered the Elk, something new for me but something I will order again!

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Riverhorse on Main
This meal was an exact repeat of last year.  The pimento cheese starter, the Ahi Tuna Duo, Poached Pear & Burrata salad and two 10 oz. Bone-In Filet Mignon’s.  Great meal, great service.  The people of Park City say this is one of their best restaurants.

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Cat Cora’s Kitchen – SLC airport
we had time for one last stop since we were taking a mid-afternoon flight and I wanted a small meal before we boarded our flight.  Edamame and Avocado hummus with pita and then a grilled cheese and tomato soup.  The hummus was great and definitely a snack I would order again!

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Hoping to go back next year and have a new list started of where I want to eat!

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