After a day of navigating Canyons’ Ninety-Nine 90, Deer Valley’s Lady Morgan Bowl, or Park City Mountain Resort’s Jupiter Bowl—or perhaps following a challenging cross-country ski workout at White Pine Touring—you’ll want to consume some well-deserved calories in the form of hearty, rib-sticking winter fare. Here are a few suggestions for big-time sustenance and bodacious, bold flavors.
The crown roast of barbecued spareribs at Chimayo (435.649.6222, billwhiterestaurantgroup.com) looks like something that would please an upscale caveman. It’s a stunning presentation, with the ribs glistening under a caramelized chipotle glaze, topped by ancho chile onion rings and mashed spuds with rich, deeply flavored poblano salsa.
For heartwarming south-of-the-border fare, it’s hard to beat a big, steaming bowl of homemade posole at El Chubasco (435.631.0040, elchubascomexicangrill.com), brimming with tasty hominy, tender chunks of stewed pork, and a zippy red chile kick, served with traditional accoutrements like shredded cabbage, minced onions, oregano, jalapeños, and more.
Over at Deer Valley Resort, the quail saltimbocca at Mariposa (435.645.6715, deervalley.com) is a rich, decadent dish of boneless quail breast with house-cured white truffle prosciutto, fresh sage, miso-braised kale, and mushrooms, with a cabernet reduction and crisp smoked shallots. And, while you’re at Deer Valley, don’t miss the smorgasbord of hearty winter fare featured at Fireside Dining (435.645.6632). There, you’ll find an unending buffet of delectable dishes ranging from hearty stews, risotto, roasted potatoes, cured meats, imported cheeses, and fresh-baked breads to whole legs of lamb, roasted in one of the five stone fireplaces at Empire Canyon Lodge.
Looking for a ginormous, East Coast–style pizza to sink your teeth into? Look no further than the Fat Kid pizzas at Maxwell’s (435.647.0304, maxwellsece.com). The sliced meatball pie is as delish as any you’ll find in New York or New Jersey.
Spice up your winter at Good Karma (435.658.0958, goodkarmarestaurants.com) with the Nawabi platter, which features a choice of three different curries ranging from tikka masala and korma curries to vegetable dal curry, kheema curry, and more.
Or get cozy in the comfy confines of Chez Betty (435.649.8181), where the garlic- and herbs-marinated New Zealand rack of lamb with green peppercorn demiglace is a longtime fave of locals and visitors alike.