Oh, the season is upon us. For some this conjures idyllic, Norman Rockwell-esque visions of a smiling family gathered around a bountiful feast.
For others it conjures nightmares of a scorched turkey, tepid mashed potatoes and a group of misanthropes forced together by blood unions who can’t stop making passive aggressive comments about a contentious election. What I’m trying to say is the holidays can be tough enough, so why make them even harder by cooking?
Park City restaurants, some with private rooms, are spicing things up with special holiday discounts and menus that’ll light up your taste buds and help you take a load off so you can actually enjoy taking some time off work.
From high atop Deer Valley to the base of The Resort Formerly Known as Canyons and up and down Main Street in between, you can find multi-course, prix fixe meals on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Even if you’ve frequented many of these restaurants it’s worth a visit during the holidays as special menus mean you’ll find unique offerings that aren’t normally available.
There are even a couple take away options from Deer Valley Grocery Café and Windy Ridge Bakery if you’re trying secretly impress the in-laws with a special brunch or breakfast.
A list of participating restaurants is below, and you can visit the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s website to learn more. Be sure to call early to make reservations and get all the details on special menu options. Also, check on private room options.
APEX AT MONTAGE DEER VALLEY
Christmas Eve: Four-course prix fixe, $135 per guest, $45 for children 5-12
Christmas Day Dinner: Four-course prix fixe, $135 per guest, $45 for children 5-12
New Year’s Eve: Five-course prix fixe, $195 per guest, $65 for children ages 5-12.
THE BRASS TAG AT THE LODGES AT DEER VALLEY
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Three-course prix fixe, $50 per guest, $25 optional wine pairing.
DEER VALLEY GROCERY~CAFÉ
Take-away menu. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Dec. 21, and picked up Dec. 24 by 7 p.m.
ESCALA PROVISIONS COMPANY AT HYATT CENTRIC PARK CITY
Christmas Eve: Buffet, $55 per guest, $19 for children 12 and younger
New Year’s Eve: Four -course prix fixe, $75 per guest
Christmas Day: Three-course prix fixe, $42.75 per guest
New Year’s Eve: Three-course prix fixe, $75.75 per guest
New Year’s Eve: Four-course prix fixe, $125 per guest, $50 optional wine pairing. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
RIVERHORSE ON MAIN
Christmas Eve: Special menu items
Christmas Eve: $75 five-course tasting menu, $55 optional wine pairing. A la carte selections from the restaurant’s regular menu are also available
Christmas Day: $75 five-course tasting menu, $55 optional wine pairing. A la carte selections from the restaurant’s regular menu are also available.
New Year’s Eve: Five-course tasting menu, $125 per guest, $65 optional wine pairing
WALDORF ASTORIA PARK CITY
Christmas Day: $69 buffet for adults, $25 for children 3-11:
New Year’s Eve: $85 four-course prix fixe, $105 with wine pairing
WINDY RIDGE BAKERY
Take-away menu. Christmas orders must be placed by Dec. 16. Pick-up Dec. 24. No special orders between Dec. 18 and Jan. 1.