The experience that a visitor to Park City cannot be dominated by just one element of the trip. The skiing may be phenomenal or you could have a fantastic time with your snowshoe guide, but it is this town as a whole that keeps people coming back. A guest to our town comes back because of the entire experience they had last time. As locals, we have the opportunity to seek out the best parts of this town and share them with our guests. A couple of us recently had an evening that is worthy of some praise.
The Montage already had Apex the fine dining restaurant, and Daly’s a child friendly spot with every game imaginable and some tasty pub style fare. Most would consider this sufficient, but the Montage takes it two steps further this year. Expanding the Vista lounge offerings with a relaxing space to grab a drink, shoot some pool, or just sit by the fire. And then we get to the newest addition to the suite of restaurants Burgers and Bourbon. They invited two us and a couple guests to try out the offerings up there.
Let me just start off with saying the service was exceptional. Of course anyone would expect the service to be great at the Montage, but the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff was incredible. Upon the arrival of our starters, the table went quiet, with only Kara uttering “this is the best chicken wing I have ever had” over and over. The fried pickles and mac and cheese received accolades from everyone at the table as well. We planned out our burger orders to be sure we didn’t double up. Spence went with the Chili Burger, a spicy, but not sloppy gem of culinary balance. Kara enjoyed the Smoke house, a BBQ burger with caramelized onions that again had her singing the praises of this restaurant. Jacqi went with the Lux, comprised of Fois Gras and Truffles. I’m pretty sure only royalty enjoyed burgers of this caliber previously. I went with the Classic, the standard bearer of burgers that set the bar well above the rest.
The table went in and out conversation as we just sat slightly in awe of what we just experienced. Being a beer drinker myself, I didn’t sample the signature cocktails, but the rest of the table was pretty enamored with them. To finish off the evening we were treated to two incredible liquor infused milkshakes that were almost too rich to finish after such a meal, almost. Now I do understand that a dinner like this sounds pretty incredible, some might say too good to be true. But I assure you in writing this, I omitted some of the more outrageous statements said at that table about the quality of this meal as to not overwhelm you the reader.
The bottom line, is that if you are either visiting or a local, you owe it to yourself to go get dinner at Burgers and Bourbon. Apres ski at Deer Valley, post Snowshoe excursion, before a night on the town, you really can’t go wrong.