Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Foodie's Guide to Park City

You know that feeling you get when you know something awesome is about to happen? That's me every year when Thomas starts asking what we are going to do for my birthday! I never know exactly what he has in mind, but I know it is always going to be an awesome adventure filled with lots and lots of good food!
This year, for my birthday, we decided to hit up Park City, Utah and enjoy everything the town had to offer!
Park City is a ski town, located 7,000 glorious feet above ski sea level. Roughly 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, Park City is a town that was built during the silver mining era and is now known as The Best Snow on Earth.
I teamed up with the guys at Visit Park city to give all of you a look in to some of the delicious spots to grab a bite to eat in and around Park City. 
Breakfast:
Little Donuts
I can not explain how stinking cute these little guys are! They fit in the palm of your hand, meaning 1- you can eat double the amount and 2- you can try DOUBLE the amount of awesome flavors. And believe me, you'll want to eat ALL of these donuts. We chatted with the owner, who came from LA to start Little Donuts in Park City. The whole atmosphere of this little shop is fantastic, and definitely a must stop! Bonus- if you're there when the donuts are being made, and you're able to snag a hot cinnamon donut!
The Bridge
When you arrive at The Bridge, you will quickly understand why it is called The Bridge. Nestled at the base of Town Lift, The Bridge has a small cafe feel, with big cafe flavor. There is a Brazilian flare to many of the dishes, and the coffee is to die for! I highly recommend the eggs Benedict and don't skimp on the salsa, it's so worth it!
Lunch:
High West Distillery
Stop what you are doing and bookmark this. Write it down. Hit save. And then write it down again. High West Distillery is the worlds ONLY ski in/ ski out distillery! How freaking cool is that? High West is home to some amazing whiskey, delicious cocktails, exquisite food, and incredible distillery! Housed in an old stable, High West started out as a small distillery turned restaurant.
With everything from craft cocktails to beer, High West has you covered. I ordered the High West lemonade and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was. I'm not the biggest whiskey drinker, but this lemonade was so easy to drink, I probably had more than I should have!
If you like spicing things up, or are incredibly cold after a morning on the slopes, I would highly recommend the shishito peppers appetizer. Half of them are fried, and half are steamed, and they are all delicious. But be careful, they pack a punch, especially when paired with the spicy mayo. 
For lunch, I snagged the chicken schnitzel (*insert heart eye emoji*) Thomas devoured the burger and we shared some of the jalapeno mac and cheese. I can honestly tell you, not one thing was left untouched. And every single thing was delicious. 
We ended up going back for dessert the next night because we didn't have time for dessert the day before. But really, if you don't judge a place by the kind of desserts they have, how are you even judging them. This is a Grilled Cinnamon Dusted Krispy Kreme Donut, Vanilla Ice Cream and Whiskey Caramel sauce, AKA heaven in my mouth.
Legends
Don't get me wrong, I'm not crazy about bar food, and I don't normally find bar food to be something I just love, but Legends bar is a game changer! This spot is located at the base of the Pay Day lift (aka right outside of our resort) so we hit it up to check it out. Thomas had (of course) done the research on this place before I did and he knew we had to check out the ahi tuna nachos, and y'all, they do not disappoint!
Working the slopes all morning can really work up an appetite, or a need for drinks, you know, whatever works. We grabbed a couple Moscow Mules with High West Vodka and a few (too many) of the butterscotch hot chocolates and they were to die for! The perfect thing to warm us up before we headed back out to the slopes!
Dinner:
Tupelo
Tupelo was easily one of my favorite stops while in Park City. We started the night with some of the delicious mini biscuits with honey butter. I am from the south, and I can proudly say these are some of the best dang biscuits I have ever had. Add a little butter, and you're in heaven. Such a simple appetizer, but so so so good! 
If you've been following along for any amount of time, you know I really, really, REALLY hate eggs. I don't like them here or there, I don't like them anywhere (Dr. Seuss anyone?). I just don't like them. But somehow Thomas convinced me to order these deviled eggs, really he knew I couldn't turn down prosciutto in any form, so we got them. And I devoured them. I almost ate three of them, but Thomas snatched his second one before I could. They were to die for. Seriously. Amazing. Have I been wrong about eggs this whole time? Probably not. But I sure am glad I tried these eggs!
For dinner, Thomas grabbed the Elk bolognese, and it practically melted in my mouth. But while his was good, mine was spectacular. I had the bass with the most incredible flavor. Both of our entrees blew us away!
As any good birthday trip should, this meal ended with dessert. While, all of their desserts sounded so tempting, we wanted something we hadn't had before. So we agreed on the poached pear. A pear, poached in wine, served with earl grey ice cream, shortbread cookies AND berries. Do I need to say more? No? Didn't think so. 
Snowed Inn
This restaurant is an experience y'all. Not only did we get to ride a horse drawn sleigh up the mountain, we got to have the most amazing meal to accompany that sleigh ride.
First course: Chili! I love chili, I really really love chili, but I don't love other peoples' chili. I'm skeptical, and very partial to my recipe. But you guys, this chili made my chili look silly. There's something about chili, being served with a ladle, out of a cast iron pot. It was delicious, and the jalepenos gave it the perfect kick!
Have I mentioned their apple cider? Im not a huge apple cider fan, apples make my stomach hurt, their apple cider made me want to swim in it with a straw. It's a recipe that is made every single day from scratch. There is something about the words "from scratch" that just make my mouth water.
For dinner, we were able to choose what we wanted, there was fresh trout, steak, pot roast, and another option, but as always, I went with the trout.... The trout that was caught that morning, the trout that was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. Don't let the picture fool you, this was one of the most immaculate pieces of fish I have ever tasted in my entire life. It was divine.
For dessert, they whipped up chocolate brownies with ice cream on top! They even added a candle and sang happy birthday to me! Perfection. Literal perfection! 
Every meal we had in Park City was to die for, regardless of breakfast lunch or dinner.
Ever been to Park City? What restaurant were you just in love with?

*While I was compensated by Visit Park City for this post, all opinions are my own, and as always, we thank you for supporting the brands that support Savvy Southern Belle.*


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13 comments:

  1. HOLY GOSH! Literally dying over all of this!

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  2. Wow everything looks delicious! I've never thought about visiting Park City before, but maybe I'll make it there one day!

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  3. never been to park city (or utah in general) but i can admire those donuts from afar. omg they look amazing

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  4. Yum! Everything you posted looks so good!

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  5. I love Park City! I'm dying to go back again.

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  6. This post is making me hungry! Sounds like you enjoyed lots of great food!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  7. This food looks delicious!! I've always wanted to travel to Park City for the views but it looks like the food would be worth it too!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  8. Totally needed this in December when I was in Park City!! We didn't get to any of these places :-(

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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  9. I have never been to Park city!! everything looks so good. I love food so much haha

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  10. Those donuts are so cute! It sounds like you had a great time (: I've always wanted to go to Utah! I hear Salt Lake City is really beautiful.

    Sara | Sara Laughed

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  11. Ohhhh my gosh, all of this food looks AMAZING - especially the desserts! Also I'm officially really hungry now haha.

    Stephanie | www.stephanietherese.com

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  12. I've never been to Utah, but the foodie in me now wants to visit! This food looks yummy!

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