Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine dining and drinks at Snake Creek Grill in Heber City. The restaurant is open for dinner Wednesday–Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m.
Snake Creek Grill owner and executive chef Dean Hottle expertly blends upscale cuisine with a down-home feel in the heart of Heber City's Old Town. Hottle’s menu, like a gastronome's revisionist take on The Odyssey, begins with an invocation of appetizers such as hoisin-glazed calamari and white shrimp with Napa cabbage slaw and edamame ($11.95). Move on to a grilled hanger steak with wild-mushroom sauce, hash browns, and veggies ($19.95); opt for the full slab of maple-mustard baby back ribs ($25.95); or invoke the flavor of herbs with an order of lemon-rosemary grilled chicken breast with snap-pea sauté and mashed potatoes under gravy ($20.95). Risotto stuffed with grilled zucchini, leeks, and roasted cauliflower ($18.95) offers a great way to taste the flavors of a garden, ahead of tripping on the garden hose. Snake Creek’s chummy crew of servers is eager to assist tipplers with drink pairings from an extensive beer and wine list.
At the end of the meal, diners can kick back in their booths or charmingly mismatched wooden chairs and tap the dessert menu for a slice of black-bottom banana-cream pie ($7.95). Snake Creek is housed in a building erected during the turn of the last century, preserving a sense of history with wide-planked floors of pine and fir, antique décor under soft lights, and an orator endlessly reciting Greek war epics. Be sure to call ahead to reserve table and belly room.
650 W 100 S
Heber City, Utah 84032