A Celebration of Food at Forage
A few days ago marked one year since my visit to Forage. Some people remember birthdays, others recall anniversaries, am I so strange that I remember the date I visited a restaurant? I’ll explain. One of my dear friends was actually celebrating her birthday that day so we decided to venture out and try this new restaurant that was getting a lot of hype around town. So in addition to remembering my date at Forage, I of course remember my dear friend’s birthday as well.
Forage, being a more experiential restaurant is not a place that you would frequent but a destination for a celebration or special event. Really Forage is a restaurant to be celebrated itself. Over a year later, this unique Salt Lake City restaurant, has gained national recognition. Forage was named one of the “Best Overall” restaurants in America as part of Open Table’s 2010 Diner’s Choice Awards. Also on the list were some of the country’s most distinguished restaurants like the French Laundry in Yountville, California.
Have you been to Forage yet? Let me give you an idea of why this restaurant is so acclaimed.
There are no signs outside letting you know if you’re at the right place or letting you know that a restaurant is actually being run out of this small bungalo near Liberty Park. Only by word of mouth do most people hear about it even. At Forage guest get a full experience of the celebration of food. Courses are brought out to you in perfect timing and with flawless presentation. In between courses there are even extra small bites prepared especially for that evening’s guests. Ingredients and dishes are seasonal, thus the menu is always new and innovative. Servers are not just courteous and efficient, they are stewards of knowledge about every dish being served. If the menu is inaccessible to the guest, they will gladly explain the dishes in more layman terms. Atmosphere, presentation, and service aside, the food is why, this Salt Lake restaurant is getting fame around the country. Flavor is perfected in the kitchen at Forage.
A year later, I can still recall the Mushroom Croquettes that melted in my mouth and the creamy Earl Gray Gelato that accompanied my dessert.
I’m beaming with pride over our small-big city and its nationally recognized restaurant. As I hear whispers around the city that Salt Lake is the next Portland, I am excited to see what other fun and unusual restaurants might be taking a risk in Salt Lake. I’m sure glad Forage did.
To read my full review of my experience at Forage please visit my blog, The Vintage Mixer.