Fireside dining at Deer Valley opens Dec 15th

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 15, 2010 9:26 am

Offering local favorites from the European Alps in the heart of Deer Valley, Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge features four courses served from our five stone fireplaces. Visit one fireplace to find a course of warm raclette cheese accompanied by steamed new potatoes, pearl onions, cornichons, cured Italian and Swiss meats and freshly baked baguettes.  Continue to the next fireplace for simmering stews or fricassees with hearty alpine ingredients such as veal, duck, chicken, wild mushrooms, leeks, roasted tomatoes, root vegetables and herbs.  Served with these are our hand-grated, crisp, buttery potato rosti – a Swiss staple.  Here, also find a field green salad tossed with a champagne shallot vinaigrette and served with homemade ciabatta bread.  Another fireplace serves fire-roasted meats: leg of lamb, pork or venison roasted slowly by the fire, brushed with fresh herbs and seasoning, accompanied by Dutch oven specialties and a creative vegetable salad.

At our dessert fireplace, tempt yourself with chocolate, caramel, and white chocolate Grand Marnier fondues. Dipping choices include strawberries, bananas, apples, dried apricots, cinnamon pound cake and almond biscotti.

A full bar and fine selection of wines are available as well as specially selected wines and imported beers to complement each course. Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be available for hire throughout dinner, or consider an adventurous trek to dinner on snowshoes.

For more information on these options, please ask the reservation agent at the time of booking. Access the Empire Canyon Lodge easily by car via Marsac Avenue.

Offered every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings during ski season, from 6 – 9 p.m. Reservations are suggested.  Free parking available.  Adults $54, Children $28 (11 years and younger), prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity.   For a view of the menu please click here.