I recently came back on a trip to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics. I'll try to post a report on all the restaurants I tried to help out the knowledge base of SLC restaurants. I found it a bit thin.
We went to a restaurant with the self proclaimed title of the "King of Mole". With a boast like that, we couldn't pass up at least trying it. We started out with the usual chips and salsa. These were thinner and lighter than I'm used to seeing, which kept us from getting too full before the meal came. The overly pureed salsa that was given really didnt' have enough heat for my taste, and I needed to spike it up with the table hotsauce.
There were about 5 or 6 different moles on the menu of which you have a choice of meats. They all come with beans and salsa. I selected the Poblano mole, which was blended with bits of chocolate. The chocolate was not immediately detectable, but the sauce had a slightly sweet tone, which my friend found offensive in a savory dish.
My friend had the amarillo mole also with chicken. It has hablaneros in it, but much of the infamous chilie's bite has been taken out. I can only describe it as a comfortable gentle heat.
The portions are fairly large. All the moles are about $22. The other entrees which we didn't try like the buritos and taco were significantly less.
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