I had no idea what a treat I was in for when I booked my birthday dinner at Forage in Salt Lake City, UT. It was to be a great weekend of skiing with friends from NY and took a little turn for the unexpected on my first run. When we arrived at this charming house converted into restaurant, I was minus an ACL in my left knee, plus a knee brace and crutches, and full of determination to enjoy the meal. Let me tell you, it was truly one of the most creative and inspired meals I’ve had. Period.
Chefs Viet Pham and Bowman Brown are super-talented and were rightly nominated for a James Beard Award in 2011. In my humble opinion they also should’ve been recipients of said award, but unfortunately, my vote doesn’t count. Let me just say that if you are EVER in SLC, you really ought to book a table. You’ll be glad you did. Promise. Here’s why…
Amano chocolate three ways — with dehydrated raspberry crumbles.
I couldn’t have dreamt up a better birthday meal! The service was impeccable and a really sweet touch by the entire staff was a lovely, handmade birthday card signed by all the staff. Thanks to everyone at Forage for turning the day around 180 degrees! And next time I’ll remember to bring my ‘real’ camera.