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Snowbasin Resort’s Summer Food Scene Will Have Every Foodie Delighted

By Megan Collins Thu Jun 14 2018 Dining & Entertainment, Dining Discovery Events, Upcoming Events

Snowbasin Resort is expanding the culinary scene with different Dining Discovery themes, a new food and drink festival on July 7th called ‘Devour Snowbasin,’ and continuing the popular classics like Mountain Top Brunch and the John Paul Campout. Pete Baker, Director of Dining and Entertainment explains, “As Snowbasin continues to expand its unique recreational offerings, the Dining Scene here at the resort continues to soar both summer & winter.  Bringing into the fold this year is a new event titled ‘Devour Snowbasin’ which will be a very family focused event that is available to all featuring recipes from all our resort chefs.”

Pick your favorites and make your reservations now, the Dining Discovery events tend to sell out and you won’t want to miss them this summer.

June 15: Brewmaster’s Dinner
Snowbasin’s Culinary Team has crafted a menu of perfect pairings to all the earthen flavors that can be found in beers to kick off the summer season of Dining Discoveries.  This is a beer and food feast that is not to be missed.  Both the Chef and the Brew Masters will be on hand to answer questions and talk about all the ingredients and why they chose to pair certain dishes with certain beers to bring out the flavors of each.

June 24 – October 7: 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 Layton.  New this season, Snowbasin will highlight fresh produce from the Snowbasin Employee Community garden as well. Each week the menu is adjusted slightly to make way for the very freshest ingredients and the chef’s creative inspirations.

July 7: Devour Snowbasin 
Guests will explore cravings of all the culinary delights Snowbasin Resort has to offer.  Enjoy the delectable variety, as all the Culinary experts Snowbasin Resort employs pull out all the stops and direct their culinary creativity upon the guests. Meet the culinary and service teams, ask them questions, and maybe they will share some of their secrets.  All food & beverage is set up to taste and sample with no time limit. Besides the culinary delights, Snowbasin Resort will also be hosting local artists, artisans, craftsmen, and farmers to showcase their creative spirit and products.  Live music entertainment will be available from the main stage as well as other interactive entertainment will take place throughout the day like balloon benders, face painters, acrobats, and plenty more.  All Snowbasin Resort recreation will also be available including mini golf, climbing wall, spider jump, gondola rides, and a low ropes course for the children. Each guest will be given a tasting wristband and tasting tokens available for purchase. 

July 13: New England Clam Bake  
A New England clambake is a traditional method of cooking seafood, such as lobster, mussels, crabs, soft-shell clams, and quahogs. The food is traditionally cooked by steaming the ingredients over layers of seaweed. The shellfish will be supplemented with vegetables, such as onions, carrots, red potatoes, and corn on the cob.  Adding the Snowbasin touch the chefs will build a fire pit with Gambel oak and local granite rocks; then bury all the ingredients in layers of seaweed, wet burlap, and sand.  As the coals of the Gambel oak burn, they slowly smoke and steam the ingredients along with the granite rocks helping to create steam from the wet burlap and salted seaweed.  Before the meal, all the items are dug up, placed in piles, and then served for the guest’s pleasure.  Snowbasin is partnering with New World Distillery, a local distillery in Eden Utah to create craft cocktails to pair with the meal as well.

July 27: 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.  

September 14: Kombucha Tasting and Dinner 
Snowbasin Resort is partnering with local Kombucha vendor, Sünnte to offer a social dining experience with passed appetizer tastings, a live cooking station; Kombucha based alcoholic beverages, as well as Snowbasin Chefs and Sünnte producers on site to talk.

September 21: 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. 

For more information, please visit http://www.snowbasin.com or call 801.620.1000. To make reservations call 801.620.1021 

Megan Collins