The Gluten-Free Gourmand
This weekend Anthony and I had the pleasure of enjoying the wonderful brunch buffet at Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro, a beautiful restaurant located at Solitude ski resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon just outside of Salt Lake City. We decided to dine al fresco and were blessed with gorgeous weather, though a bit cloudy, a gorgeous mountain view, and wonderful company as an old coworker of mine from the law firm I worked at previously had joined us. The cherry on top…excellent food.
The menu consists of breakfast classics (e.g., Belgian waffles, pancakes with maple syrup, bacon, sausage, and breakfast potatoes) and a couple breakfast items which are a bit unique, at least by name (caviar eggs, gravad lax, and swedish knäckebröd). Two huge selling points are the outdoor omelete station, where you customize your perfect omelette with high quality ingredients such as prosciutto, jarlsberg cheese, and mushroom crème; and the Belgian waffle station where you cook your own waffle and then top it with whipped crème, maple syrup, forest berry preserves, and/or any combination thereof.
Everything we tried was fantastic except for the caviar eggs. It turned out these were just hard-boiled eggs with a mayo on top. Yeah…not exactly what I thought of when I saw ‘caviar’. The items that stood out the most were the gravad lax (basically raw salmon which has been cured in a salt mixture) and the tomato gratin. Gravad lax often can taste too salty, here it was perfect and the texture was wonderful. The tomato gratin was cheesy (mmm) and had just the right amount of oil and basil. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed my mimosa and my husband’s espresso.
Perhaps the best part of it was the view from the restaurant and the drive through Solitude…breathtaking.