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Surviving Utah: L.A. Comfort Food at The Foundry Grill at Sundance Resort


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Surviving Utah: L.A. Comfort Food at The Foundry Grill at Sundance Resort

Dommy! | Mar 31, 2006 04:59 PM

Day two of my Utah trip otherwise known as JUDGEMENT DAY!! My first day skiing… EVER!! When I told my friends about this, they all laughed…a little Caribbean Mexican girl on skis… there should be laws prohibiting that… but I’m in looove… and decided to give it a shot…

I was pretty well prepared. I bought cute ski pants, gloves, jacket and hats. I rented my skis and boots. I went on the bunny hill and promptly fell down HARD. I tried again, with a little instruction from SO… fell AGAIN… I had a feeling I would hate skiing… now I KNEW I would…

With ego and body feeling a little bruised and an hour to go before my official ski lesson, we decided to go grab a bite to eat. He had in mind a quick sandwich at the Deli. But I was in a snit and cold, I wanted something warm and someone cute to serve it to me, so we ended up in the Foundry Grill at the resort we were at, Sundance.

Yes as in the festival… and yes, it’s owned by Bob… in fact there were a couple of Bob sightings that day. Honestly, being a restaurant at a ski resort, I expected an over priced tourist trap. But at the point, that wasn’t a concern, all I cared about was something warm and yummy to take away my pouty lip. I was SO happy to see a menu that was VERY similar to that of one of my favorite new cafes in town, Café Surfas. Of course, when your town is L.A., simple café faire has a bit of an upscale twist… and that was JUST what I needed… I ordered:

Classic Rueben with Niman Ranch Pastrami, House-Made Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Home-style Gravy: This is almost identical to my favorite sandwich at Café Surfas, and I was intrigued by the house made sauerkraut, because I’m a Kraut FIEND. It turned out to be the best kraut I’ve ever had…. Best kraut EVER in Utah… wow… Overall the sandwich was excellent, a bit salty, but that’s the nature of the beast… better than the one at Surfas (Because of that awesome kraut). It came with fries, which were tasty.

So loves soups, so he ordered…

Tortilla Soup: Which was full of chunks of chicken. Well spiced with little tortilla crispies on top!

Mini Chicken Pot Pie: Homemade Pot Pie Topped with Puff Pastry: This was a star… the pasty was so flakey and yummy. The pot pie was rich, flavorful and not at all too salty. Hmmm….

We both got warmed up and he went to hit the slopes and I went to my lesson. Lesson went well, but on my last run, I fell again. ARGH… In order to make me feel better we ended up back at the Deli outside the grill where he offered to buy me this decadent looking chocolate chip bar. In my sullen mood, I knew I couldn’t enjoy it, so I opted for a raspberry bar made with whole wheat pastry and fresh raspberry preserves. A bit dry, but good, especially when washed down with our new favorite soda, Apple Beer bottled right there in Salt Lake! :)

Day two of skiing , we had a big breakfast to start our day (More about that later) so I spent the entire day working on my Skiing… and guess what… I didn’t fall down once!!! I even went to the top of the hill and made it safely down… :) So maybe me saying I hated skiing was a bit of an overstatement…

SO did one final run on his own (I kinda slowing him down) while I went back to the deli to go pick up a treat for him being so sweet with my slow skiing and pouty moods. I picked him up another Apple Beer and that chocolate chip bar, which actually turned out to be a kinda seven layer bar… it had brownie, coconut, nuts, white and dark chocolate chips AND a super snappy oreo crust… it was SOOO… good… but I did manage to leave some for him when he finally got back… heh…

And now that I’m back home, scouring the internet for a similar seven layer bar recipe, I’m so glad to have survived the whole thing… The skiing as well as eating at a ‘tourist trap’. :)


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