Jan 24, 2012
08:25 AMA Walk In The Park
LIFE IN PARK CITY
Sundance Report: Guerilla Restaurant Comes and Goes like the Mist
Just as the Sundance Film Festival swoops into town each January, puts on a feast of entertainment and then whisks away, the Mist: Salt Lake guerilla restaurant puts on a moveable feast of food and wine for one month only, offering a dining experience just as spontaneous, curious and inspiring as the famed film festival itself.
The Mist Project is the brainchild of chef Gavin Baker (he’s worked at a lot of famous U.S. restaurants and our very own Wahso here in Park City). Baker created a guerilla restaurant during Sundance in Park City a couple of years ago and it was so successful, he’s now created a month-long moveable feast in Salt Lake City.
Here’s how it works: Mist: Salt Lake has taken over the old Metropolitan restaurant space at 173 W Broadway. Four or five nights a week, now through February 19th, guest chefs come in (Ryan Lowder of Copper Onion, Takashi Gibo of Takashi, just to name two) and put on a Michelin-caliber 15-course meal that will set you back $150 plus 18% gratuity/person. The focus of the menus is to use local, indigenous ingredients, recipes and techniques, while putting on a red carpet dining experience. At a recent cocktail party to kick off the start of Mist: Salt Lake, guests enjoyed appetizers such as locally cured charcuterie, potato-truffle oil soup, onion tarts and more, served with scrumptious local wines by Kiler Grove out of Salt Lake City. Even all of the dinner plates are custom designed by local artists. Serving only 36 guests per night, advance ticket purchase is necessary to confirm your spot at the table for a leisurely and delicious meal that highlights not only our local cuisine, but our local talent.
Like the Sundance Film Festival, you need to grab this fleeting opportunity while it’s here in our own backyard. Getting out of the crush of Park City right now to enjoy a leisurely relaxed meal by some of Utah’s best chefs in an intimate and elegant environment is just the ticket. See themistproject.com for tickets and information.