Summer Wine-Down at Solitude Begins July 4

Honeycomb Grill (Solitude Mountain Resort)
Honeycomb Grill (Solitude Mountain Resort)
Honeycomb Grill (Solitude Mountain Resort)

Beginning on Thursday, July 4, Honeycomb Grill at Solitude Mountain Resort launches its Summer Wine-Down, a three-course prix-fixe menu designed to complement a different range of wines each month, offered on Thursdays from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. throughout the summer.

Every Thursday in July, $42 gets you the vibrant, summery heirloom tomato & stone fruit gazpacho; grilled shrimp skewers with cilantro salsa verde and fried peanuts; and seared duck breast with fresh corn polenta, arugula, house-made duck confit, pickled red onion, and fruit & nut vinaigrette.

Pair with a glass each of Meiomi Winery’s rosé, chardonnay, and pinot noir for an additional $24.

“Summer is about drinking rosé on a patio and breathing in the fresh mountain air,” says Honeycomb Grill Chef Tara Gerome. “I designed our Summer Wine-Down for July to create that experience. I love to make gazpacho when the weather is warm. The seared duck is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s a classic pairing with pinot noir, for which Meiomi Winery is well known. And our grilled shrimp skewers with cilantro salsa verde and fried peanuts go down easy with a buttery chardonnay.”

Thursdays in August will feature a new menu and pairings with Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Vineyards wine, and September will bring a range of Italian wines to be enjoyed alongside yet another three-course menu from Chef Tara as the aspens turn and twilight falls earlier toward autumn.

Solitude Mountain Resort’s summer operations are in full swing beginning Thursday, July 4 with lift-served mountain biking, disc golf, hiking, and scenic chair rides running Friday through Sunday, plus Independence Day and Labor Day, through October 6, conditions permitting. Check the events calendar for details on free live music, yoga, geology hikes, stargazing, and other activities at Solitude Mountain Resort this summer:

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.