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The Savory Palate, an Art Institute Dining Experience in Salt Lake

7 November 2010 By: Becky 5 Comments | Restaurant Reviews, featured

Did you know that you can eat lunch at The Art Institute in Salt Lake?  A fun experience, you can help the students out as they practice their newly learned skills.  From an awkward waitress to experimental foods, coming to lunch at a culinary school in Salt Lake is quite an adventure.  Don’t expect perfection, but to expect to laugh a little and enjoy a good meal on the cheap.  3 courses for $12.

We walked through the school lobby and up the stairs to a small dining room.  I felt like we were in a test kitchen and we were about to enter into a reality TV show where someone might get kicked off if they didn’t perform well in the kitchen that day. We couldn’t wait to see the menu and get a glimpse at what they were creating for us.

Our lunch started with a chilled aparagus soup which I loved.  It was topped with crème fraiche and raw asparagus.  We were also served fresh-made focaccia and hummus as an appetizer.

There were a couple of choices for entrees. I chose the chicken with seasonal vegetables and farro. There was also a salmon entree which looked pretty tasty as well.

There were three choices for dessert. I chose the mango sorbet which was nice and light for a lunch dessert.

The atmosphere was nothing special but very ‘school appropriate’ and its all about the food anyways, right?  I liked that they were cooking seasonally and everything seemed really fresh.

Overall it was a fun lunch and interesting to see the Sale Lake City Art Institute at work. What a fabulous thing that Salt Lake has such a great culinary institute right at our back door. I can’t help but hope that there is a bright future for the culinary arts in Utah!

Savory Palate

Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays for lunch 11:30am-1:00pm. Starting October 6 through December 8th

Make reservations by calling 801-601-4769

121 Election Road, Ste 100, Draper, UT

Art Institute in Salt Lake City

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5 Comments »

  • Tiffany (Food Finery) said:

    i remember you telling me you had dined here. looks like it’s worth a try… i have never been. i am so proud of you for writing these articles!

  • Nicole said:

    I haev eaten at the Art Institute and have never been disappointed. I LOVE it! It is very professional. I recommend it to anyone in the area or visiting!

  • Lindaloo said:

    The best meal for 12.00. Delicious, beautifully plated and devine service.

  • Betsy said:

    I didn’t know that you could eat at The Art Institute, I will definitely have to check it out. I’m sure that I will find it to be another great reason to love living in Salt Lake City!

  • Dining at the Salt Lake City Art Institute | SLCfoodie said:

    [...] wrote an article in Taste of Salt Lake all about our adventures dining there, which you can read here.  I hope you’ll go out and support the next generation of culinary creation for Salt [...]

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