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Summer dining events at Solitude Mountain Resort

Wasatch Mountain Table salad at Solitude
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Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon is an amazing place to escape the heat of the valley this summer. Whether for an afternoon hike or an evening meal Solitude offers excellent views, cool canyon breezes and delicious dining options. Through August, Solitude will play host to several dining events including Wasatch Mountain Table as well as the annual Taste of the Wasatch. Read on for more information on both.

Taste of the Wasatch
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Wasatch Mountain Table

For the third year, Wasatch Mountain Table returns to the lawn of Solitude for three evenings of dining under the stars. Local farmers and ranchers are in attendance at each event throughout the summer for an appetizer reception followed by a four-course dinner (with optional wine pairings at the communal “Mountain Table” alongside Big Cottonwood Creek.

Bring a sweater and dine al fresco at the following events:

July 11, 2014
"Pigs & Pinot" dinner featuring the wines of Adelsheim from Oregon

$59 per person
$98 per person with wine pairings

August 2, 2014
Italian winemaker dinner

$59 per person
$98 per person with wine pairings

August 30, 2014
Join Epic Brewing Company for a six-course harvest beer dinner

$59 per person
$78 per person with beer pairings

Reservations for Wasatch Mountain Table are required and can be made by calling 801-536-5722 or emailing

Taste of the Wasatch

Returning to Solitude in early August is one of the state’s most popular culinary benefits. Over 50 of Utah’s top chefs, restaurants and bakers will come together on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.(for VIPs), noon (for general admission) until 4 p.m. for the third annual Taste of the Wasatch.

Event organizer Karen Zabriskie explains, “All of us, from the organizing committee, volunteers and chefs, are thrilled to be involved in this event that benefits our community 100 percent. Funds raised stay local, directly benefitting Utah Food Bank, Utahns Against Hunger, the Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership and 3 Squares, Inc.”

Over 1,500 expected attendees will participate in this gastronomic event while enjoying fine cuisine from restaurants such as Stein Eriksen’s Lodge, Glitretind, Log Haven, Deer Valley Resort, Pallet Bistro, Avenues Proper, La Caille, Luna Blanca, Trio, Tin Angel Café, Meditrina, Red Iguana and more. The now famous Utah Bakers Dozen will showcase fine desserts from more than 15 of the state’s best pastry chefs and bakers.

Guests will enjoy live music by The Daniel Day Trio, craft beer and fine wines; a silent auction which includes weekend getaways, art, jewelry and fantastic dining experiences. Live auction items include some of the chefs themselves as they offer to cook a multi-course meal for you and your closest friends.

Funding this year is more important than ever as demand for food continues to increase. One in five Utah children is food insecure or at-risk – meaning they don’t know if they will have food to eat or where their next meal is coming from. And right now, hundreds of Utahns are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.

Tickets for Taste of the Wasatch are $90 for general admission and $125 for reserved seating (VIP), if purchased in advance. Group discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased online at

*As required by Utah law, this event is open to adults ages 21 and over only.