Park City’s annual culinary classic returns on Saturday, June 21, taking over the length of Main Street for a community-wide, open-air feast. Twenty-five of Park City’s restaurants will be participating in Savor the Summit, celebrating the love of food, drink and music.
Each restaurant (and chef) offers its own take on an al fresco menu, many of which feature delightfully fresh and summer-y courses. It’s no coincidence that Park City’s “longest dinner party” coincides with the longest day of the year. More and more, the mountain town’s short summer season is becoming synonymous with culinary events and gastronomical talent. And given that patio dining is a fairly new concept to all but a few well-established Main Street restaurants, eating outside has been largely an activity left for picnickers and a few bars. (Up until a few years ago, unless a restaurant had a designated patio that didn’t obstruct the sidewalk, Park City prohibited outdoor dining—until the concept of temporary, streetside decks gained momentum.)
Savor the Summit will also feature a music stage and beer garden, opening at 5 p.m. and hosting music from Changing Lanes Experience (5:30 p.m.) and the Patwa Reggae Band (7:30 p.m.). You don’t need tickets or reservations to stroll Main Street or drop by for music, though you do need to plan in advance if you want to dine with the Park City community. Many participating restaurants are already sold out, but a handful are still accepting reservations.
As of June 18, here are the restaurants that still have seats available:
501 on Main
Bandits Grill & Bar
Bangkok Thai on Main
Butcher’s Chop House
Flanagan’s on Main
Reservations are required and can be made by contacting restaurants individually. The mass dinner starts at 6 p.m. For more information or to be directed to the restaurant’s contact information, visit Savor the Summit’s website: savorthesummit.com.
All photos courtesy of the Park City Area Restaurant Association.