After a two-year hiatus, Savor the Summit is returning to Historic Main Street, Park City! This event is the official kick-off to the Summer event season for the Park City community. Savor the Summit is not your average dinner party. On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., a variety of Park City restaurants will be serving their specialties to over 2,500 participants, al fresco, as the sun sets behind the Wasatch Mountains. This is a unique celebration of food, drink, and live music while seated outdoors in the heart of Park City.
How Got Started and What is Savor the Summit
This will be the 14th year of Savor the Summit, a true staple in the Park City events calendar that was sorely missed the past two years. The Savor the Summit we know today is a reincarnation of an event from the 80’s that the Park City Restaurant Association brought back to life and to Main street. The original event was in partnership with the Park City Jazz Festival and was created to help drive awareness to Park City restaurants during the shoulder season. The Jazz Festival was eventually dissolved but Savor the Summit was preserved and evolved into what it is today.
The goal of Savor the Summit continues to persist as a way to bring awareness to our fabulous restaurants along Main Street. These restaurants set up tables up and down the street, creating the illusion of one long dining table that extends up into the canyon. To participate, individuals must make a reservation with a participating restaurant, as this is not a ticketed event. Each restaurant creates its own unique menu with wine, beer, or cocktail pairings. Savor the Summit is an inclusive event with an ample amount of choices of where to dine with all budgets in mind.
There are a number of exciting things to highlight for this year’s Savor the Summit, including a collaborative partnership with the Latino Arts Festival which will be taking place at the same time, June 20th - 26th. The Latino Arts Festival showcases and celebrates Latin American traditions and heritage, and throughout the Savor the Summit evening you will find engaging and delightful Latin artists, musicians, and dancers showcasing their art along Main Street.
Another thrilling highlight is that the High West Spirit Garden is coming back again for all to enjoy. The High West Spirit Garden is a staple of Savor the Summit and is a cocktail area off of Main Street that features apps, live music, and of course delicious High West cocktails! Anyone can come and enjoy the libations and fun in the spirit garden no matter if you have a reservation for a restaurant at Savor the Summit, or if you don’t and you just want to experience the ambiance. All are welcome, you just need to be 21+.
The Restaurant Association has partnered with a variety of lodging properties so make it a weekend getaway to Park City! Enjoy the Friday Night Gallery Stroll on the 24th highlighting Latino Arts for the Latino Arts Festival, enjoy a feast on Saturday at Savor the Summit, and then hit up the Park Silly Sunday Market on Sunday the 26th. What a fun way to experience a summer weekend in Park City!
Overall the Park City Restaurant Association is thrilled that the restaurant community can support bringing this event back after being in a pandemic, and believe this is a big sign that we are truly turning a corner to have this cornerstone event continuing this summer. All who want to dine are greatly encouraged to grab their reservations sooner than later as some restaurants are already sold out (Flannagan's, Shabu, and Purple Sage at the time of this article being written). Head to https://parkcityrestaurants.com/savor-the-summit to find out what restaurants are participating and contact them for your Savor the Summit reservation to kick off another amazing summer in Park City.