If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon to The Farm, located in the Grand Summits Hotel within Canyons Resort in Park City. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get $70 worth of fresh American fare for dinner.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of fresh American fare for lunch.
Named Best Chef by Salt Lake magazine in 2011, John Murcko continually earns his title by masterfully rotating and filling The Farm’s menu with creative, seasonal American dishes. Patrons can relax and take in the views of Canyons Resort's ski beach, mountain, and animatronic yetis while indulging in dishes, such as the grass-fed beef oxtail and onion soup with cheddar cheese ($8). The main entrees sate savory cravings with the Bear Lake braised lamb shanks ($29) or the bourbon-brined heritage pork chop with maple mashed sweet potatoes, black eyed peas and slide ridge smoked honey jus ($29). Fresh seafood dishes, such as the Mountain Valley rainbow trout ($23), keep guests from awkwardly diving into fish tanks, and the lunch menu's Pleasant Creek ranch bacon cheddar burger puts a flavorful twist on burgers ($15).
When The Farm’s executive chef John Murcko looks for ingredients he keeps his search limited to within about 200 miles of Park City. He and his culinary team gather the ingredients from local farms and artisan producers and fuse these elements into plates of regional cuisine that change with the season.
This commitment to food such as pulled-pork corn dogs, rib eye with mashed-potato grits, and Utah blue rainbow trout fresh from a local lake or aquarium has earned the rustic restaurant the title of Best New Restaurant in Salt Lake magazine's 2012 Dining Awards. Servers ferry these dishes and more through indoor and outdoor dining spaces with views of Ski Beach and towering mountains.