Top 5 Après Apps

Check out our top 5 après-ski appetizer picks.

By Ted Scheffler Photography by Barrett Doran January 1, 2016 Published in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Park City Magazine

Fries and nachos are standard post-slope fare for a reason: they taste great with cold beer. That said, with more than 100 restaurants and bars at your disposal, there’s no reason to relegate the ski day’s golden hour to kid food. Following are our picks for the Park’s best post-slope munchies.

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Cool Sophisticate

Looking for something spicy? Try the poke salad at Shabu (442 Main St, 435.645.7253): raw, sushi-grade ahi tuna with cooling cucumber, sweet onion, shredded carrot, hiyashi seaweed, and chile-sesame-soy dressing.

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South American Spice

Sit out on the sweeping deck on sunny afternoons or inside when it’s snowing at The Bridge Cafe & Grill (825 Main St, 435.658.5451), and order the camarão a Brazuca, a zippy dish of shrimp sautéed with garlic, herbs, tomatoes, and dende oil, served with toasted garlic bread.

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Cozy Classic

Just try to resist the quaint Euro-vibe at the Goldener Hirsch Inn (7570 Royal St, 435.649.7770)—best expressed in its classic fondue, a slightly tangy and lusciously gooey mélange of melted Gruyère, Emmentaler, Appenzeller, and Vacherin cheeses served with sliced green apples and crunchy baguette pieces.

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DIY Delicious

Yuki Arashi (586 Main St, 435.649.6293) serves beef tataki: thin Wagyu beef medallions you cook at your table on a Himalayan sea-salt block heated to 425 degrees, served with flavorful lemon-soy and cilantro–red pepper dipping sauces. Chewing is almost an option; these melt-in-your-mouth bites are that tender.

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Comfort Food Redefined

If you think deviled eggs are only for picnics and family reunion buffets, think again. Paired with a frosty glass of Montage Mountain Ale, the smoked-trout deviled eggs at Daly’s Pub & Rec (Montage Deer Valley, 435.645.7253)—served with spicy pickles, fire-roasted flat bread, and crispy Edwards ham—are comfort food for foodies.

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