Solitude Dining Reboot
With Deer Valley Resort's purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort, the dining scene at Solitude is getting a reboot. While some venues, such as Stone Haus Pizzeria and Creamery, Moonbeam Lodge and Thirsty Squirrel remain the same, others have undergone substantial changes. The biggest is probably the on-mountain Roundhouse, now called the Himalayan Hut and serving traditional Himalyan fare like lamb rogan josh, butter chicken, lentil dal and naan, with a portion of sales donated to worldwide mountain relief efforts. Last Chance is now a Southwest Grill with a taco bar, chilies, soups, nachos and such, while St. Bernard's—Solitude's fine dining spot—will feature "European family favorites" in a casual, buffet-style setting. Look for pretzel schnitzel with brown-butter lemon sauce; sundried potato risotto with Appenzeller cheese; and spaghetti & meatballs for kids. Honeycomb Grill will offer lunch and dinner daily, along with Sunday brunch. Gone is the Italian-inspired menu in favor of an eclectic North American menu with items like poutine, bison carpaccio, oven-roasted salmon, shrimp & grits, Wagyu hanger steak and the like. Visit SkiSolitude.com for more details.
Bier @ The Hirsch
On Friday, Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m., Utah's Bohemian Brewery (94 E. 7200 South, 801-566-5474, BohemianBrewery.com) will team up with Deer Valley's Goldener Hirsch Inn (7570 Royal Street East) to create a special Bier Garden featuring Bohemian lager beers paired with executive chef Ryan Burnham's European-inspired four-course dinner. Dinner begins with a smoked salmon salad with blue potatoes, cucumber, charred pear, endive and lemon confit paired with Czech Pilsner, followed by moules frites and andouille sausage with Noble Hefeweizen. The main course is Pitman Farm's chicken schnitzel with spaetzel, fennel choucroute, and huckleberry mostarda paired with Marzen, followed by a blond chocolate bombe dessert and Churney Bock beer. Seating for the Bier Garden will be open and casual, priced at $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 435-649-7770 or make them online at GoldenerHirschInn.com.
Quote of the week: There are some things that sound too funny to eat—guacamole. That sounds like something you yell when you're on fire. —George Carlin