Chefs in Park City are putting on their aprons and stirring up their favorite recipes near the city's slopes for the town's food festival, "Savour the Summit."
The event is Saturday, June 16, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Resort Center Plaza, at the base of the Park City Ski area. Proceeds will benefit the Hearth Foundation, a group representing Summit County's hungry, homeless and needy. A free street dance will follow the food festival.Sixteen Park City restaurants will participate with such dishes as seafood, Chinese, barbecued ribs and Wasatch stew. Other specialties include crab-stuffed shrimp, spanakopita, coconut batter shrimp and calzones.
In addition to sampling food specialties, festival-goers can watch cooking demonstrations scheduled each hour throughout the day. Stein Eriksen Lodge will share a salsa recipe while Park City bakery chef, Paula McGee will demonstrate the art of croissant rolling. Other demonstrations include pizza tossing, decorative garnishing and sauce/roux making.
A variety of musical performances will entertain patrons.
Festivalgoers will have an opportunity to test their culinary skills during potato-peeling contests through the afternoon. Entrants will attempt to peel the most potatoes during a specified time. The winners will receive gift certificates redeemable at Park City restaurants.
"Savour the Summit," is open to the public at no charge. Five-dollar coupon books, redeemable at each food booth, will be sold during the event to purchase food and beverages. Coupon books are also available at KSOP radio, 1285 W. 2320 South, Salt Lake City.
The dance, featuring the band, "Armed and Dangerous," will run from 7-9 p.m. The dance will take place at the top of Main Street.
The event is sponsored by the radio station, the Park City Resort Center merchants, Pepsi, the Resort Center Lodge and Inn, the Park City Chamber/Bureau, the Park City Ski Area and Wasatch Beer. For more information, call the Chamber/Bureau at 1-649-6100 or 1-800-640-6420.