By Ani Robertson
Your toes are cold; your knees are wobbly; you can’t look at one more mogul. It’s time for après ski!
Award winning restaurant The Goldener Hirsch Inn is not only wooing us with its fine dining – but it is also a must go for Après Ski. Located at Deer Valley Resort’s Silver Lake Village — this locals’ favorite offers up creative hot drinks like the “Bourbon Bacon Hot Chocolate” and serves classic Après favorites like four cheese fondue alongside more modern midday bites like the “Filet Mignon Poutine” aka French fries with smoky tomato gravy, fresh cheese curds and delectable morsels of filet mignon.
7570 Royal Street.
“Sizzle, Swizzle, and Swirl,” happy hour at Ruth’s Chris, from 3pm- 5pm Sunday through Thursday, boasts daily wine specials and $9 bar selections. Try
the “Black and Blue Salad Wrap,” Cajun sliced filet drizzled with balsamic dressing, topped with blue cheese, tomatoes and onions, prepared with panache by Executive Chef Mike McKeon. Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Avenue.
A wine tasting is the perfect end to a day on the slopes. Cognition Winery is an unexpected find at 7,000 feet above sea level. Guests are sure to enjoy the food and, of course, the wine at both locations in Park City. Cognition Bistro offers wine-friendly entrees and small plates such as the flatbread with spinach and roasted-tomato tapenade. Also Cognition Mercantile includes grocery goodies, wine supplies, and gifts.
255 Main Street.