Blake Spalding and Jen Castle, chef-owners of Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah, created one of Utah's most amazing destinations when they opened their unlikely restaurant over a decade ago.
In the middle of a beautiful nowhere, founded on crazy idealism, brought into being via a mind-boggling work ethic and inspired by "a measure of grace," the Grill has garnered universal praise from writers for major national publications, every one of whom seems to regard the restaurant as their own private discovery.
If you haven't discovered, here's your chance to get a taste. You have to go to Boulder for the full experience, but this Sunday, Blake and Jen will be holding a class, which I suspect will be more like a celebration at Harmons City Creek.
Dubbed "An Ice Cream Social" after one of the now-famous annual events in Boulder, the class will be a tasting event with wine pairings and non-alcoholic beverages available. Recipes will come from "With A Measure of Grace", Blake and Jen's first cookbook, worth buying for the gingerbread recipe alone. Here's the menu: Bison Albondigas with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Zuni Skillet Cakes with Smoked Duck Medallion, Oatmeal Molasses Bread with Strawberry Freezer Jam, Candied Chile Pecans.
And ice cream.
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