Where to Eat in Park City.

tomato soup

I know I got sidetracked by life for a little while.  Hijacked is more accurate.  But I’m back, and I want to finish out the Park City series.  I started out with a post about where to stay in Park City on vacation, and I have two more in me.  This one on where to eat while you’re there, at least if you stay at The Canyons, and what to do in Park City.  Besides ski.

So.  Where were we?  If you stay in Park City, The Canyons has got your back.  Yes, that.  And, they totally have delicious food to boot.  The second day there Viktor hauled me out of bed to head up the mountain on a gondola ride and have lunch midway up the mountain at Red Pine Lodge.

No judging.  I was tired from all the New York nonsense.  If he hadn’t woken me up it would have been dinnertime before I found the light.

cranberry chicken salad

Red Pine served us some extremely delicious tomato bisque soup ever {me}, a chicken salad for Viktor, and, wait for it….the best Tiramisu I’ve ever eaten in my life.  Ever.  I’m no stranger to a good dessert; I ate two of these babies at EVO in one sitting, but the third piece tasted just as delicious as the first.

coffee dessert

Great, now I’m hungry.

Later that night, after the kids returned from their first foray into Kids Camp at a resort {it wasn’t terrible, it included: swimming, golf, a trip to a park, arts & crafts, and a catered lunch from the hotel chef. stinkers} we got fancy and headed to Spruce Park City, the restaurant inside the Waldorf Astoria on The Canyons property.

spruce park city

waldorf astoria park city

It’s fancy there.  The kids were warned to within an inch of their lives to behave, and of course, Charming took issue with that, as six-year-old boys are wont to do.

kids in a fancy restaurant

Precocious was a little more relenting.  She usually is.

tired children

It’s not news that the food at Spruce was ridiculous.  They introduced me to the Watermelon Salad that changed my life.

watermelon salad

The sparkling water and lime wedges were perfection.

sparkling water with lime

The beignets? Don’t even get me started.  I shoved my own children aside so I could pop most of those in my mouth before they could get their dirty paws all over them.

beignets with cream

And? I dipped straight into those pots of sugary, creamy confections.  Sue me.

failed family portraits

We even tried to take a family portrait for Christmas cards. Fail.  As are many of our family portrait sessions.  Total fail.  My kids don’t care if it’s low-light, half-light, moonlight, midnight.  Jerks.

This is where I neglect to make a proper segue into the next meal, the one that sort of blew my mind.

Our last night in Park City we headed to Talisker’s Outpost.  Talisker is a private club at Deer Valley, a members opt-in sort of thing for the very rich.  The very, very rich.  Out on the back side of the mountain of Deer Valley is a little outpost for Talisker members to go experience the outdoors in a controlled, luxurious way.

talisker's outpost

Did you ever watch Gilmore GirlsI’m a little obsessed with it.  Maybe it’s my prep-school upbringing, but there’s something to the brilliance and spot-on capture of prep-school girls at Chilton that makes me completely happy.  Anyhow.  When Rory goes to Yale she joins a super exclusive group, The Life and Death Brigade where they go “camping” in the outdoors, pull all kinds of stunts, sleep in tents and wear luxury gowns to evening dinners with champagne.

cowboy hat

Talisker reminded me of that.  They provided horseback riding, archery for the kids, horseshoe, a campfire dinner cooked by a chef, s’mores by the fire, and cowboy poetry.  It was completely amazing, even if it isn’t totally up my alley.  In fact, if I hadn’t grown up with a cowboy father and own a horse myself, I probably would have been completely swept off my feet.  Everyone else was.

park city

The food was delicious, and the service was completely 5-star.

chicken skewer s'mores kit kids' archery

And now Charming knows how to wield a mighty bow and arrow.

archery for kids


This is part two in a series of three about our most recent family vacation to The Canyons in Park City, Utah.  We were guests of The Canyons for our vacation, and I’ll love them until forever.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Natalie :

    I love Park City. I haven’t done too much exploring of the Canyons resort — apparently I need to. Everytime I go, eating somewhere new on Main Street is a must — and then stopping at Loco Lizard, which is right by the outlets. I love their carnitas. I think they are much better than a lot of stuff I’ve found in San Diego, just a different blend of spices.

    • Allison :

      The Canyons is serious about their food. Like, completely serious. It’s really good stuff.

  2. mrs. r :

    the food looks incredible AND i love the serving dishes! ALL OF THEM!

    • Petit Elefant :

      I know. I’m such a sucker for white serving dishes too.

  3. Aimee Greeblemonkey :

    Awesome photos, oh my YUM.

    I loved the JERKS comment too.

    • Petit Elefant :

      Oh my yum is totally right. Delicious, divine, delectable.

      And also, they are jerks. They ruin all my photos. Kidding. Sort of.

  4. Dianne Avery :

    Oh my!! Those beignets look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!

    • Allison :

      They are making me drool as we speak. I mean, ug, the oh, the mmmm, stop. I can’t take it anymore.

  5. Marie :

    Damn, those beignets!!! And I gotta get up to Deer Valley, even if I’m not very very rich. I want to go to there!!

    • Allison :

      You NEED to go to there. And you’re very, very rich in spirit. And in kindness. That’s gotta count for something.