In December 2009, Huntington Bistro opened in Earl's Lodge.
Snowbasin's dining options have a good track record, having received awards from Ski Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. And no expense was spared in creating an elegant dining room for this newest restaurant, decorated as it is with custom-weave carpeting from England, an elaborate fireplace, soaring windows to showcase mountain views, and white oak and hand-cast bronze finishes throughout.
An enormous Italian glass chandelier completes the ambience for skiers and visitors to the resort who are looking for classic international fare.
The menu changes periodically and features specialties such as the Warm Chive Crepe with Duck Confit appetizer ($9) or the award-winning Blue Cheese Fondue ($12), voted Best Fondue by City Weekly in 2009.
Lighter fare includes the House Salad ($14), with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, red peppers, candied walnuts, Swiss cheese and the house raspberry vinaigrette. The Garden Vegetable Wrap ($14) combines the flavors of roasted artichoke, roasted bell pepper, grilled eggplant, portobello mushrooms, hummus, fresh mozzarella, mixed greens and a balsamic reduction.
"We opened the Huntington Bistro for the chefs to show off their true culinary artistry," said food and beverage manager Christian Peyrin.
Some popular entrees include Tartiflette ($14), sliced Yukon potatoes, caramelized onions, smoked bacon and a melted Fontana cheese crust; the Bison Burger ($16), with Fontana cheese and sauteed wild mushrooms; Grilled New York Steak ($24), with rosemary Gorgonzola sauce; or Steamed Mussels ($15) in white wine.
The chefs also create pastries and desserts, including seasonal tarts ($4) and warm apple bread pudding with caramel rum sauce ($4).
Huntington Bistro is open seven days a week through the holidays and Thursday through Sunday during the regular ski season.
- Address: In Earl's Lodge at Snowbasin, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville
- Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily until Jan. 2, then 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday until mid-April.
- Phone: 801-620-1000
- Website: www.snowbasin.com