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A Dinner to Remember at Riverhorse on Main in Park City, Utah

Housed in one of the historic buildings in downtown Park City, Riverhorse on Main is one of the best restaurants in Utah and arguably in the country. We got lucky to get a reservation on a Saturday night by booking it two months out. We could only get a 5 p.m. reservation, which ended up being perfect because dinner at Riverhorse on Main is a dining experience not to rush through. This elite eatery is elegant yet comfortable. The staff is friendly and service is top-notch. Is it worth the splurge? Yes!

In a celebratory mood, I started with The Ritz. It’s a champagne cocktail made with Courvoisier VS cognac, Luxardo maraschino cherry liqueur, Cointreau, and Moët and Chandon champagne. It’s divine! We also started with a few appetizers for the table including the Land with Wagyu bites, pork potstickers, and Nashville hot quail, a hearty soup, and the Ahi tuna stack with wasabi, avocado, and tempura enoki served with rice crisp. I don’t eat meat, but can tell you the tuna appetizer is delicious.

I debated between the mountain trout and sea bass special for my entree and ultimately decided on the trout. It’s a popular menu item and easy to see why in the first few bites. The trout is done in a pistachio crust served over forbidden rice topped with a squeeze of Meyer lemon and pomegrante seeds. It’s served with a fennel slaw.

To finish off the dinner we order a couple of desserts to split, but it was the homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream that was my favorite. It’s sinfully good and sweet way to end a scrumptious dinner.

Author Jennifer Broome spends a lot of time with friends in Utah. Check out posts Experience a Winter Fairy Tale at the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah and Winter in the Wasatch: What to do in Park City and Heber City, Utah for more winter experiences.

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