Luxe List: Posh Cuisine Meets Adventure

Raise a glass to The Viking Yurt's 20th anniversary, or craft your own spirits—and dine—courtesy of Alpine Distilling and 350 Main.

By Vanessa Conabee December 11, 2019 Published in the Winter/Spring 2020 issue of Park City Magazine

Celebrating 20 years, The Viking Yurt delivers a Nordic-inspired six-course feast and on-mountain adventure.

Image: Steven Vargo

Leave the hustle of Main Street behind and board a snowcat-pulled sleigh to the top of Park City Mountain for a magical, fine dining experience at The Viking Yurt (435.615.9878, Owners Joy and Geir Vik have limited their multicourse prefix dinner to one seating per night, cultivating an evening of relaxed indulgence for up to 40 guests. Pewter mugs of Glogg and etched snowflake glasses of Norwegian spirits complement a menu of classic Nordic fare of salmon, lobster, Jarlsberg cheese, braised beef with lingonberry red wine jus, geitost with lefse, and the grand finale: a marzipan and Valrhona chocolate cake served with cardamom and vanilla ice cream. Pose for a photo in the yurt’s signature red metal heart frame with nighttime views of Park City sparkling beneath the backdrop of the Uinta Mountains. $140 per person includes a spectacular sleigh ride up to 8,700 feet, an elegant six-course dinner, and a live piano concert. 

Of Note: This dining adventure—currently celebrating its 20th anniversary as a local icon—sells out nightly, so book ahead. 

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Alpine Distilling (7132 N Silver Creek Rd, 435.200.9537, combines owner/operator Rob Sergent’s Kentucky roots with a passion for spirits, resulting in several ways to savor locally crafted libations—and learn a thing or two about the process. To really get in the spirit, book a private gin-making experience paired with a Chef Matt Safranek-prepared, multicourse dinner at 350 Main (435.649.8622, $300 per person for groups of 8 to 16)—and, yes, you create your own, personal 375 ml bottle of gin. Less pricey quaffs: a 30-minute tour of the Alpine Distillery and sips of award-winning Preserve Liquor, Persistent Vodka, Summit Gin, Spur Whiskey, and Lafayette Spiced Whiskey ($15 per “Big Five” tasting), or indulge in a tasting at the Alpine Pie Bar (downstairs at 350 Main St).


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