“To us, Sundance is and always will be a dream. What you see, smell, taste and feel here is a dream being carefully nurtured. It is an area whose pledge is to people. What we offer in the form of art and culture, spirit and service, is homegrown and available to all.” –Robert Redford
In 1968, Redford acquired this land with mountains cradling this little hamlet, a river running through, with great skiing in a perfect picturesque setting. Add us to the list of people who consider it one of the most inspirational and naturally feng shuied places on Earth. We take every opportunity to go there. Just a short drive from the Salt Lake City area, up the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway off of Provo Canyon Road, Sundance is a magical and spiritual place with year-round beauty.
In the winter it’s all about skiing. In the summer, we stop in for lunch, to shop at the General Store that inspired the Sundance Catalog (one of Amy’s very favorites for Southwestern clothes and accessories), and to walk the grounds and ‘just be.’
On this last visit we lunched at The Foundry Grill, named for a cooking technique centered around an open “Foundry” kitchen. Hearty and down-home food, the interior room is rustic with natural light beaming in, and a magnificent mural of wild horses.
The philosophy at Sundance Mountain Resort is that they believe food is art and dining is communal, where you can enjoy dining integrated with nature. This is exactly why we love to dine there and you feel this in every detail. We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day under the shade of Aspen and Pines, with the air so fresh as it breezed through. The sound of the river bubbling by. So meditative and happily surrounded by nature.
The menu is fresh and seasonal … you really can’t go wrong with your order. Some of our favorites are the Fish Tacos with Cilantro Creme, the Tri-Tip Sandwich with Radish and Fennel Relish (pictured), the Black Angus Wagyu Burger, and any soup of the day. Sip and savor the refreshing Canyon Breeze of fresh squeezed fruit juices and strawberry puree and you’ll want to linger and relax for the afternoon, take a stroll and then return to try the dinner menu.
Each time we head for home we wave and say “See you again soon!” (Never goodbye.) Just knowing Sundance is there, we keep it in our hearts until our next visit.
Buen Provecho and Happy Discoveries,
Amy & Mr.D