A 12-year AAA Four Diamond Award winner, La Caille nestles fine French cuisine and attentive service into a scenic eighteenth-century, French-inspired chateau. Guests enjoy eye-boggling views of Little Cottonwood Canyon while devouring dinner, brunch, or a prix-fixe Basque dinner that features soup, salad, and two entrees of the chef's choosing in one of four dining rooms.
Cafe Terrace celebrates its grand opening as a staff of crêpe-crafting wizards puts 14 sweet and savory spins on the French disk. Indulge in the banana-caramel crêpe or the savory SoCal, whose sunny disposition of avocado, roma tomato, and lemon aioli makes diners wish that all crêpes could be California crêpes. Six sandwiches transport their fresh cargo, and soups simmer in the kitchen's pots, awaiting the chance to warm bellies with flavors of butternut squash or tomato bisque. Italian sodas carbonated with air from Mediterranean breezes infuse culinary travels with more than a score of flavors, including mango, raspberry, and passion fruit. While enjoying café fare, patrons lounge in a casual environment strewn with chessboards, available for playing a round against a friend or merely admiring the checkered surfaces.
A giant owl sculpture guards the front entrance of Roll Up Crepes, a brick façade painted with woodland scenery. Inside, another tree takes up residence in the middle of the dining room, its branches extending across the ceiling. Though containing no twigs or leaves, the menu is as eclectic as the decor, with crepes stuffed with savory and sweet ingredients that include pulled pork in barbecue sauce and berry cheesecake. After a brief stay in a panini press, the rolled-up treats are served with sides of potato chips or ice cream. The staff also carts bite-size crepes to weddings, corporate events, and chain-gang reunions. Roll Up Crepes keeps late hours, staying open until 1 a.m. and hosting open-mic nights and monthly concerts from local artists.
In business since 1971, Johanna's Kitchen has earned a reputation for homespun cooking; ABC 4 News writer Brian Carlson described the eatery as “known for making everything from scratch”. Hot scones and house-made corned beef hash are a few breakfast favorites; later in the day, cooks broil seafood and smother breaded steaks with gravy. Pint-size portions of teddy bear pancakes or macaroni and cheese make the restaurant a family-friendly destination.
Annie Defa learned a lot in her 10 years in the coffee-shop industry, including how to select the choicest beans from among thousands. She puts this knack into action on a weekly basis, consulting with her local roaster to supply the shop with the aromatic blends she brews into steaming mugs or transforms into specialty drinks. She and her crew also bake up croissants, cookies, and muffins fresh each morning. In the summertime, an outdoor patio supplements the café’s intimate indoor space, and free WiFi ensures that clients stay up-to-date with emails, news, and the latest styles of cappuccino-foam mustaches.
A symphony of clinking glasses and joyful laughter reverberates off the green mountain slopes, where ski lifts dangle listlessly in a state of suspended hesitation. Awash in the perfume of fresh herbs and flowers from surrounding pots, the alpine air envelops guests partaking in upscale European and American fare on the patio of Kimi's Mountainside Bistro. Nestled in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Kimi's entertains the eyes as well as the stomach, serving up views of the surrounding ski slopes and mountainous terrain reminiscent of the natural habitat of a wild salad fork.
Within the bistro’s bustling kitchen, chef Matt Anderson silences yodeling appetites with an eclectic array of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch fare. His selections are inspired by travels throughout the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, and the American West. His kitchen staff chops, grills, and bakes flavorful ingredients such as Himalayan pink salt, hickory-smoked bacon, and fresh mozzarella into refined dishes whisked out of the kitchen by seasoned servers. As alfresco eaters bask in the smoky redolence wafting from the patio’s fire pits and outdoor grill, indoor visitors break bread amid exposed wood beams and soft lighting that offer a cozy but elegant retreat from the elements and dessert-stealing mountain bunnies.