The current star of the cruciferous vegetable scene, gracing the menus of top restaurants here in Park City and across the country, is … wait for it … cauliflower. And for good reason: cauliflower’s mild flavor plays well with a variety of ingredients and cuisines, and it packs plenty of nutritional benefits, too. Here are six eateries where you can get a forkful around town.
At Firewood (306 Main St, 435.252.9900), Chef John Murcko is serving up a crispy cauliflower scallopini for the winter season, a dish composed of cauliflower rice, king mushrooms, kale, and cashew cream.
Get a double dose of goodness with the cauliflower and brussels sprouts salad at Riverhorse on Main (540 Main St, 435.649.3536), featuring golden raisins, capers, crispy carrots, labneh, and lemon vinaigrette.
Vessel Kitchen (1784 Uinta Way, #1E, 435.200.8864) serves charred cauliflower and broccoli with lemon-miso, Gold Creek feta, and spicy granola.
Mashed cauliflower and potatoes team up with roasted peppers, black bean relish, and grilled wild salmon with a chili-mango glaze and white wine mustard sauce at Chimayo (368 Main St, 435.649.6222).
Cauliflower makes a number of appearances on the menu at Ganesh Indian Cuisine (1811 Sidewinder Dr, 435.538.4110): the Gobi Manchuria, battered cauliflower cooked with green chilies, onions, and spices; the Gobi Pakora, chickpea dumplings with cauliflower; and the Aloo Gobi, vegetarian Indian comfort food perfect for a cold winter night.
Finally, no cauliflower roundup would be complete without mentioning the buffalo hot-wing cauliflower with Frank’s RedHot vinaigrette at Handle (136 Heber Ave, 435.602.1155), an addictive vegetarian version of the classic American appetizer.