We’re mere days away from the official end of summer, which means Park City’s oft-disparaged, wildly-underappreciated shoulder season is on the horizon. Instead of lamenting shorter days and temperatures unsuitable for donning jorts, we recommend taking advantage of Park City’s decadent food culture without the associated resort town pricing. The Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) is hosting the sixth annual “Dine About” from Monday, October 1 through Sunday, October 14, so locals and fall visitors alike can experience some of the best cuisine Park City has to offer.
Two dozen participating restaurants will be offering diners seasonal menus with two-course lunches and three-course dinners at a great value: lunches are either $10 or $15, and dinners are $20 or $40. Dine Around restaurants include everything from fine Main Street’s fine dining establishments to resort après institutions to the town’s brew pubs. Café Terigo, Café Trio Park City, Chimayo, Deer Valley Grocery Café, Element Kitchen & Bakery, Firewood on Main, Flanagan’s on Main, Fletcher’s Park City, Grappa, Handle, Purple Sage, Red Rock Junction, Red Tail Grill, Riverhorse on Main, Riverhorse Provisions, Shabu, Silver Star Café, Squatters, Sushi Blue, The Brass Tag, tupelo, Twisted Fern, Versante and Wasatch Brew Pub will all be serving up special menus for Dine About.
Park City’s ascendant food footprint was evident this week when local chef Matt Harris of tupelo Park City appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show to show off some autumn-insipred dishes including sweet potatoes with candied bacon, roasted brussels sprouts with pickled carrots and an apple and brussels sprout slaw with miso benne seed dressing. He’s in New York City as one of five Park City chefs who are cooking for a dinner event at the famed James Beard House. Get your taste buds into the fine fare of these culinary geniuses at great prices at the Dine Around this fall.