HUNTSVILLE — Make your reservations now, Northern Utah foodies. Snowbasin Resort has announced the dates for its summer 2017 Dining Discovery series.
Hosted by Snowbasin’s culinary team, the Dining Discovery series features “special spirit and food tastings, mountain top brunches, cooking classes, culinary expeditions” and more, according to the resort’s website.
Snowbasin Communications Manager Megan Collins advised interested parties to make reservations as soon as possible, as the events tend to sell out quickly. Reservations can be made at 801-620-1021.
The following information was provided by Snowbasin Resort and has been edited for clarity.
Saturday, June 17: Summer Soirée
The Summer Opening Soirée will be a smorgasbord for the senses that will capture some of the best of Snowbasin Resort dining in a very socially engaging atmosphere.
The culinary team will take you and your tasting spectrum through a labyrinth of flavors, touching on sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, umami and salty while indulging on Moët champagne to enhance the flavors and cleanse the palate.
Sunday, June 25 – Sunday, Oct. 8: Mountain Top Brunch
What better way to start your Sunday morning than a beautiful gondola ride through the high alpine to the majestic Needles Lodge where incredible cuisine awaits.
Snowbasin’s culinary team provides only the freshest local ingredients made ready through their community supported agriculture partnership with valley-grown Sandhill Farms as well as Borski Farms in Davis County.
Each week the menu is adjusted slightly to make way for the very freshest ingredients and the chef’s creative inspirations.
Cost: $44, ages 12 and older; $22, ages 6-11 (includes gondola ticket)
Friday, July 14: John Paul Campout
Take the John Paul Express Chair up the mountain and explore the geological remnants of an ancient ocean floor while enjoying the majestic view at 9,000 feet. The event will go overnight, where guests will be able to set up camp either inside or outside the John Paul Lodge.
Appetizers, education, libations, campfire, dinner, cowboy yodelers, storytellers, and live guitar music will occupy the evening. A hearty breakfast will be served in the morning before heading back down the mountain. Dinner will be prepared over an ‘open fire’ with Dutch ovens.
The event includes all food, beverage, and transportation up the mountain. This is a Dining Discovery Culinary Expedition experience of a lifetime.
Saturday, July 29: Traditional ‘Country Italian’ Dinner
Get whisked away by the Gondola to Needles Lodge and celebrate the summer as well as its relaxing and rustic characteristics that can only be experienced with a true ‘country Italian’ dinner served family-style.
The food will all be traditionally prepared in the spirit of ‘slow cuisine’ — where dinner preparation begins the day before or the morning of. The chefs will talk to the guests between each course, and there will be live entertainment.
Cost: $60, food only; $80, food and wine
Friday, Aug. 25: Cajun Crawfish Boil
Family backyard-style Crawfish Boil with shrimp, Andouille sausage, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, creole dishes and incredible desserts. Featured beverages include ‘hurricanes’ and ‘hand-grenades’. A traditional ‘Dixie Land Jazz Band’ will provide the entertainment.
The seafood will be literally poured out onto the table while other dishes will be available in the dining room for guests to help themselves to.
Friday, Sept. 22: Farm to Table Dinner
Explore the bounty of all Utah local items in a highly creative 5-course dinner. This dining event has been the talk of the town for the last four summers. Talk to the local purveyors, artisans, and farmers as well as the chefs. Also, visit with our community supported agriculture partners like Sandhill Farms and Borski Farms.
This culinary event is the cornerstone of the Dining Discovery dinners and showcases some of our best at Snowbasin Resort.
Cost: $75 (includes lift ticket)