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A Utah ski town sets a long table in the off-season

The Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) held its fifth annual Savor the Summit—one of the world’s longest dinner parties—on Saturday, June 23.

A 2000-linear-foot grand dinner table graced the length of Old Main Street in historic Park City, allowing for a couple of thousand diners to celebrate food and drink, outdoor dining, live music and summer in the mountains. More than thirty of Park City's dining establishments showcased their summer menus.

“It’s not just about savoring food and wine; it’s about sampling the variety of Park City’s friendly community, stunning views and relaxed Rocky Mountain culture,” said Ginger Ries, Executive Director of the PCARA. “It’s a community event that brings out the best of Park City.”

PCARA organizes Savor the Summit during a slow time for area restaurants and hotels. In 2008, its first year, 13 restaurants participated and served 650 diners. This year, over 30 restaurants took part, serving over 2100 diners.

Guests make their reservations directly with the participating restaurants. Each offers their own choice of menu and bar service, with prices ranging from $40 to $150 per person; wine or beverage pairings are often extra, although some are included. 

At the High West Distillery, a restaurant in Utah's first operating distillery since the 1870s, each course was paired with one of High West’s whiskeys. The meal began with a signature Manhattan Market Salad composed of Copper Moose Farms mixed greens, shaved Zoe Farms apples, Blue Sky smoked trout and Applewood smoked egg in a mead vinaigrette, paired with Silver Oat Whiskey. It progressed from there, ending with individual Campfire sarsaparilla floats and house-made S’mores, featuring Millcreek Cocoa chocolate paired with High West’s Campfire Whiskey—the distillery’s sweet, spicy and smoky blend of bourbon, rye and scotch.

Here's a complete list of restaurants participating in Savor the Summit, with links to their menus:

350 Main

Al Dente

Bistro 412

Buona Vita

Butchers Chophouse

Café Terigo

Chimayo

Ciseros Ristorante

Egyptian Theatre

Flanagan's

Flying Sumo

Purple Sage

Reefs

Riverhorse

Royal Street Café

Shabu

Silver

Washo Asian Grill

Wasatch Brew Pub

High West Distillery

Bangkok Thai on Main

Cuisine Unlimited

Silver Star Café

Talisker on Main

The Bridge Café and Grill

The Farm

The Mustang

501 Main

Yuki Arashi

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