Most associate the French word après (“after”) with wintertime and many people’s favorite sport: après ski — a time for crackling fireplaces, steaming fondue and hot toddys. But why ditch the après idea when the weather warms up? There are plenty of great spots in Park City to indulge in après any time of year and sport, including summer and fall. We’ve broken down our favorites into a four part series. This final part of our four week blog series will divulge where to park your bike, hiking shoes, etc. after a solid day’s adventure.
Alfresco might sound like the name of a shady character from Goodfellas, but it’s really just the Italian term for “in the cool air.” Well, no place does alfresco dining quite like Park City. There’s an abundance of great choices for dining in the cool mountain air, including Royal Street Café at Deer Valley Resort, which offers spectacular mountain views in tandem with killer food and drink. Enjoy its Park City Cocktail Contest-winning blueberry mojito along with the irresistible fresh Dungeness crab tower. Red Tail Grill at Canyons Village is another terrific spot to take in scenic mountain views while indulging in après eats such as kalua pig nachos or homemade bison chili while sipping a jalapeño-pomegranate margarita. The outdoor patio at Timbers Bar & Grill in the Park City Marriott is a great place to gather and enjoy a cold brew, glass of wine or cocktail while you unwind near the outdoor fire pit. At Cena Ristorante in Deer Valley’s The Chateaux, alfresco eats include killer fried clams, pan-seared wagyu steak, grilled branzino and many other tempting menu selections to accompany Cena’s excellent beer, cocktail and wine list. For a laid-back vibe, dig the deck dining and drinking scene at The Bridge Cafe & Grill for a taste of South American cuisine. The Bridge, located next to the Old Town Ski Lift, specializes in Brazilian-inspired fare, like camarão a Brazuca and Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, perfect for warm summer days and nights. This year’s relocation to the Deer Valley Club means that Reef’s Restaurant now sports an inviting dining patio for enjoying chef Asi Yoked’s inspired Middle Eastern cuisine. The move also brought sushi to Reef’s menu, so you can have your poke tuna and falafel too.