2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic

2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic

It’s wine time here in Park City as the 2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic approaches. The event, which lasts from July 7th-10th, is the culmination of celebrating all things culinary. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products among the beautiful scenery in Park City.


Over 500 different wine, beer and spirit samples will be showcased over the weekend alongside many of Park City’s brightest stars in the culinary world. Discover your new favorite red from winemakers such as Cakebread Cellars, J Wineyards & Winery, and Trefethen Family Vineayrds. No Park City event would be complete without tastings from world-renowned chefs such as Christian Ojeda from Apex at Montage. Take a look at a few of our favorite events for the 2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic:


2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic

SUP n Suds

July 7, 2016

Grab your sunscreen and hit the water to experience the fastest growing paddle sport in the world. Learn the techniques of standup paddleboarding among the pristine waters of Deer Valley Lake. Afterwards get your beer fix with local favorites such as Wasatch Brewery and Squatters Craft Beers while noshing on a lunch compliments of Deer Valley.


Valley to Valley Luncheon

July 8, 2016

Between the delicious wines of Napa to the unbeatable views of Deer Valley, this educational luncheon is sure to be on your list.  Lindsay Hayes of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars pairs wines with cuisine from Chef Richard Samaniego of the St. Regis Deer Valley that brings out the best of our two favorite valleys.


High West Whiskey and Wine Dinner

July 9, 2016

Savor a six-course fixed menu that pairs delightfully with wine and whiskey at High West’s Nelson Cottage. Discover the best of Park City historically and culinary with this sophisticated evening.


Veuve & Vinyasa

July 10, 2016

A vinyasa style flow yoga will get your heart pumping and muscles lengthened while you enjoy the sunshine and fresh mountain air at the Grand Lawn at Montage Deer Valley. Montage Executive Chef Shawn Armstrong masterfully creates a brunch that compliments the main star: Veuve Clicquot.

Whether you’re an emerging foodie or classically trained sommelier, discover Park City’s best in the culinary scene at the 2016 Park City Food and Wine Classic. There’s a reason why Park City has more chefs per capita than Paris… come see why yourself.


Discover our properties in the heart of the action at Deer Valley or Main Street and Town Lift. Contact our destinations specialists at (888) 339-2678 to start your culinary expedition.

New Year’s Eve in Park City

There’s always a party in Park City, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. With great skiing, outstanding restaurants and fun activities, Park City is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. Here are our five tips on how to have the perfect Park City New Year’s Eve.

  1. Breakfast at The Eating Establishment Nothing starts off your day better than a visit to the Eating Establishment, Park City’s oldest full service restaurant in town. Opened back in 1972 when Park City was just a budding tourist destination, the eatery has established itself as a local institution. While getting toasty by the fire dive into the famous hungry miner, a hearty amount of seasoned potatoes, cheddar cheese, ham, green peppers, sautéed onions, and mushrooms topped with basted eggs and wheat toast. With large portions and small prices the eating establishment is an easy choice. Centrally located near the top of Main Street, it’s easy to move on with the rest of your day.
  1. Spend the Day Skiing or Riding With only a handful of hours left in 2015 to ski or ride, make sure you use your time wisely. Locate your favorite runs at either Deer Valley Resort or Park City and stake your claim on your share of powder. If you are up for a challenge and have a pass to Park City Mountain try to ski edge to edge of the new resort. Start from Town Lift, ride the new Quicksilver Gondola, and finish at Super Condor.
  1. Fireworks at Canyons Village The New Year’s Eve Celebration at Canyons Village is fun for the entire family! Family-friendly activities include live entertainment, sleigh rides, music and one of the best firework displays in all of Utah. Activities start at 3:00 pm and fireworks at 8:00 pm leaving you more than enough time to boogie over to Main Street for world class dining.
  1. Dine on Main StreetNo Park City New Year’s Eve is complete without dinner on Main Street. With over 100 restaurants and bars lining the bustling street it’s easy to see why Park City is climbing the ranks as a foodie destination. For a festive night out we recommend Zoom, High West Distillery, River Horse, Tupelo, Café Terigo, or Grappa. Many restaurants include preset menus with wine pairings. Make sure to call ahead and make a reservation. If you are a Park City Lodging, Inc. guest and need help making a reservation, call our concierge staff today at 866-966-5713.
  1. Find a Party on Main Street- Like most years Main Street is the center of the action for New Year’s Eve. Bounce from bar to bar and experience Park City’s nightlife. A handful of bars and clubs sell tickets in advance that include New Years favors, champagne toast and light hors d’oeuvres. Contact our concierge staff for more information and find the perfect place to spend your Park City New Year’s Eve. Call 866-966-5713.

As you plan your Park City New Year’s Eve, visit to find the perfect place to stay. We have options available at both resorts and in the Main Street area. We look forward to having you join us for a fun Park City New Year’s Eve celebration!

High West Distillery Tours – Delight Your Taste Buds!

High West Distillery ToursUtah might be an unexpected place to find one of the best craft distilleries in the country, but High West Distillery, located in the heart of downtown Park City, has made its mark nationwide with its exceptional array of high-quality spirits. During your stay,

enjoy this throwback to Old West times by taking one of the High West Distillery tours and then grabbing a delicious meal at their on-site saloon and restaurant.

High West History

Utah was home to an abundance of distilleries in the 1800s, many of them owned by Mormons including Brigham Young, but by 1870, all of them had closed their doors, leaving the Beehive State without a legal distillery for over a century.

That all changed in 2007 when distiller David Perkins opened High West in Park City, with the goal of creating the perfect Rocky Mountain whiskey. Hundreds of people visit its location in the historic Beggs House and National Garage on Park Avenue every year to take the High West Distillery tours and get a taste of Park City’s signature spirits.

High West Distillery Tours

Go behind the scenes at Utah’s only legal distillery with one of the High West Distillery tours. The tours, which are offered at 12:00, 1:15 and 2:30 daily, give visitors a chance to see how High West’s small batch spirits are made, including a look at their 250 gallon copper still and a sample of some of their offerings.

Space on the High West Distillery tours is extremely limited, and reservations are highly recommended. For availability, call 435-649-8300.

High West Spirits

High West offers more than a dozen of its famous whiskeys, each one with a slightly different flavor. Ranging from their Rendezvous Rye blend to their Campfire Whiskey – possibly the world’s only blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys – there is something to fit every palate. For those with a preference for lighter spirits, High West also offers its 7000’ Vodka, named for the exact elevation of the bar in their saloon.

High West Saloon and Restaurant

There’s more than just spirits at High West Distillery as the attached saloon and restaurant provide a tasty Western inspired gastropub experience. Try their cottage pie, made with bison, or their three bean and bourbon chili. You waiter will be happy to suggest a perfect whiskey pairing for your meal.

As you prepare for your trip to Park City and make plans to go on one of the High West Distillery tours, use Park City Lodging to find a convenient place to stay. We offer properties in downtown Park City, within walking distance of the High West Distillery tours, as well as at all three resorts. Let us help you plan a great vacation!

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The 7 Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah

Best Restaurants in Park City UtahIn addition to the acres of outdoor playgrounds in the surrounding mountains, the town of Park City, Utah offers one of the most vibrant dining scenes in the West. Whether you’re looking for a quiet gourmet dinner or a lively place to refuel, Park City has an amazing restaurant to fit almost every taste. As you plan your visit with Park City Lodging, take a look at our picks for the 7 Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah!

1. Riverhorse on Main

Rated as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, Riverhorse on Main offers a gourmet menu with mouthwatering entrees like their classic macademia nut crusted Alaskan halibut, as well as an expansive wine list. Located on Main Street in the center of downtown Park City, Riverhorse on Main is the perfect spot for a romantic evening.

2. High West Distillery & Saloon

Opened in 2007, High West became Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, but beyond the flavorful craft whiskeys, it features a “gastro-saloon” that offers Western inspired cuisine and hospitality. Try their chicken pot pie or 3-bean bourbon chili and finish things off with a dark chocolate moose. The enthusiastic wait staff will be happy to help you select the perfect whiskey to compliment your meal.

3. Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley

An upscale slopeside lunch spot during the day, Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley offers a unique fireside fine dining experience at night. This prix fixe four-course meal features dishes that are literally served from stone fireplaces in front of an open flame. Enjoy warm Swiss raclette cheese, cured meats, salads, specialty entrees, hearty sides, fire-roasted leg of lamb, fresh baked breads and dessert fondues. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available for hire, and the more adventurous can go on a snowshoe trek before or after dinner. Reservations are required; to make yours call (435) 645-6632.

4. Sammy’s Bistro

Don’t be fooled by its strip mall location, Sammy’s Bistro is a local secret that offers some of the best food in Park City at a bargain price! Relax in its casual environment with a cold draft beer and enjoy a signature dish like their mahi mahi tacos or a spicy veggie burger. The outdoor patio is perfect place to soak up the sunshine after a bluebird day on the slopes. Sammy’s Bistro is proof that you don’t need a big budget to enjoy a fantastic meal during your vacation.

5. The Farm

Named Utah’s Best New Restaurant in 2012 by Salt Lake Magazine, The Farm features fresh food made from scratch, with an emphasis on sourcing ingredients from local farms. Located in the resort village at the base of The Canyons looking out on the mountains, the Farm is a great place to enjoy a hearty meal after a long day on the slopes. Recent favorites have included parmesan braised Idaho sturgeon or their Sugar House Tomahawk Pork Chop. The menu changes frequently, so check out their website for the most up-to-date information.

6. Buona Vita

Enjoy classic Italian food in the heart of downtown Park City at Buona Vita. Located less than a block from the Town Lift, this quaint restaurant serves all of the favorites at a reasonable price. Start off with a ceasar salad, featuring their delicious homemade dressing, and pick from a wide array of entrees that include pastas and pizzas or heartier fare like chicken parmagiana or lasagna.

7. Oishi Sushi Bar and Grill

The flavor of Japan comes to the mountains at Oishi Sushi Bar and Grill, picked by many as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah. With a wide array of specialty rolls in addition to classic sushi and sashimi, there’s something for every kind of sushi lover. For a unique local specialty, try the Wasatch Roll, which features salmon, yellow tail, cucumber and spicy mayo. For those looking for a more substantial meal, Oishi also offers a number of chicken, beef, fish and shrimp entrees.

As you plan your trip and look forward to enjoying some of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, make sure to use Park City Lodging to find the perfect rental property for your vacation. Whether you’re planning a family ski vacation, girls/guys trip or a couple’s getaway, our team will help you find great accommodations in all areas of Park City.