Feed Me…I’m Hungry writer Michelle Sandstrom also does some writing over at The Daily Meal. She recently had the pleasure of attending a press trip in Salt Lake City. Read on for a taste of her experiences.
What are your pre-conceived ideas about dining in Salt Lake City? Do you fear the food choices will be low quality, nothing but bad chain restaurants and fast food? Fortunately for those traveling here, this is not the case. The fine dining scene in Salt Lake is in a state of fluctuation and new, exceptional restaurants are popping up on the scene at a surprising rate. One such restaurant is Forage, run by Executive Chef Bowman Brown. The restaurant is tucked away in a little house in an unassuming, mostly residential neighborhood. Yet,Forage would not be out of place in the heart of New York City. The service is unobtrusive and attentive. The quality of the food and the level of creativity seen in the dishes is incredible.
Chef Brown has a clear vision of Forage’s purpose. In fact, the restaurants name alone tells you a lot about what Brown wants to achieve with his food. Forage serves a single set menu made up of ingredients from the wild, that have indeed been foraged, and from small farms and ranches. As you proceed through the fifteen course small plates menu you will clearly see there is a huge focus on connecting the dining experience to the land around us. This goal is seen, of course, in the choice of ingredients but also in the small details like the hand thrown dishes made by a local artisan and the simple clean presentations of the food.
In the interest of full disclosure: this trip was fully paid for by Visit Salt Lake. However, any opinions expressed here are my own.