Riverhorse Hosts James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour


On Sept. 16, Chef Seth Adams hosts world-class chefs from around the country for The James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour to create an unforgettable night of culinary delights paired with exquisite wines from Parallel Winery.

The Celebrity Chef Tour Dinners is a national dinner series bringing a taste of what happens at the James Beard House in New York City to more than 20 cities across the country annually. Each dinner begins with a cocktail reception followed by a one-night-only, multi-course dinner with wine pairings featuring a diverse group of Beard award winners and local chefs, and ending with a decadent dessert course and a Q&A session with the evening’s chefs.

Joining host Chef Seth Adams are local Park City Chefs Shawn Armstrong, Executive Chef at Montage Deer Valley, and John Murcko, Executive Chef and Owner of Firewood.


Chef Seth Adams

Chef Adams began his culinary career as a teenager, working in catering. Those summer and weekend catering jobs led Adams, a Pittsburgh native, to culinary school and it was skiing that cemented him to Utah. At Riverhorse, Adams keeps his guests happy by maintaining consistency in offering long-standing, crowd-pleasing favorites, but also expressing his sense of creativity and experimenting with flavors and ingredients that reflect the season and his own inspiration. Adams’ passion for creation and proven recipes have garnered him some of the highest accolades in the industry. Click HERE for more information on Riverhorse on Main.


Chef John Murcko

Chef Murcko started cooking at age 14. Working in the kitchen of a family restaurant on Mackinaw Island, the owner made everything from scratch and mentored Chef Murcko in basic cooking principles and how to prep. As a longtime Park City Chef, integral in shaping the culinary scene in town, Chef Murcko opened his own restaurant, Firewood in 2016. With an emphasis on local ingredients and seasonal produce, the menu places emphasis on dishes cooked over open flame and various different woods to create a unique dining experience. For more information on Firewood, click HERE.


Chef Shawn Armstrong

With a culinary career spanning two decades and several continents, Shawn Armstrong brings a world of experience to his role as Executive Chef of Montage Deer Valley.   With almost six years at Deer Valley, Armstrong oversees all of the culinary creation and execution of the six dining outlets as well as the expansive Banquets department. For more information on dining at Montage Deer Valley, click HERE.

Celebrity chefs joining the tour include Sheamus Feeley of SF Hospitality Group in Colorado, Neal Fraser of Redbird and Vibiana, Los Angeles and JBF Award-Winning Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza Group, Los Angeles.

A culinary event not to miss! For tickets and event information, click HERE.


About Author

Eat, ride, sleep, rinse, repeat. That is Meghan's motto. If you don't spy her at a local Park City restaurant photographing, eating then blogging about an amazing local eatery, you will find her horsing around with her little Mustang pony Napoleon and black lab Dakota. A 30 year local, Meghan loves to follow the ever-evolving epicurean culture of Park City and the surrounding areas.

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